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Ecological Land Services, Inc. offers a full range of services that address streams and riparian areas.  With the abundant rainfall in the Pacific Northwest, perennial and seasonal streams are common throughout the landscape. These streams are protected at the local, state, and federal levels resulting in overlapping regulations that can be complex. When streams provide habitat for listed fish species, permitting becomes challenging and often requires a review at the federal level under the Endangered Species Act.  ELS’ staff has the expertise to guide clients through the complex regulations at all levels of review and permitting.

Stream Surveys and Inventories

  • Feasibility studies
  • Stream typing and mapping
  • Habitat surveys and assessments
  • Watershed, stream, and risk assessment

Stream Permitting

  • Local, state, and federal agency permits
  • Shorelines Substantial Development Permits
  • Clean Water Act Sections 10, 401, and 404
  • Hydraulic Project Approvals
  • Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Applications
  • Potential funding and grant assistance


Stream Design and Restoration Plans

  • Fish passage
  • Culverts and bridges
  • Riparian and stream restoration plans
  • Erosion control
  • Channel design


In-water Work and Restoration

  • Electroshocking
  • Dewatering and fish removal
  • Stream restoration
  • Riparian restoration and planting
  • Large woody debris placement


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