Wild Fish Conservancy’s talented and technically proficient staff have over thirty years of expertise in northwest fisheries and wild fish ecosystems. Whether you’re a private landowner, business, nonprofit, government agency, or sovereign nation, Wild Fish Conservancy is available to provide many valuable services.
Assistance permitting a broad range of habitat restoration projects. Areas of expertise include:
Hydrologic and Hydrodynamic Modeling
Flood Hazard Analysis and Mapping
Local, state and federal permits required for projects impacting critical areas
Critical areas, water type classification, and wetland delineations
Our staff are committed to advancing the art and science of process-based stream, river, and nearshore habitat restoration.
We are on the cutting edge of this rapidly evolving field and are leading the way in developing new design techniques, building on the collective experience of staff and partners to lower costs and improve project performance.
Inventory, assessment, and prioritization using the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Priority Index methodology
Water quality monitoring, fish and wildlife habitat surveys, snorkel and electrofishing fish surveys, benthic invertebrate assessments, & riparian condition evaluations
Using state-sanctioned methods we identify and classify streams, lakes, and wetlands into types, depending on their physical, biological, and human-use characteristics
Identifying, prioritizing, designing, permitting, implementing, and monitoring projects that restore natural watershed and nearshore processes, expand fish access to habitat blocked by human-caused barriers, and contribute to the health, integrity, and resiliency of wild fish ecosystems
High quality in situ media collection specializing in illustrating the beauty and vulnerability of threatened and endangered wild fish populations
Data creation, analysis, representation, and cartography in Autodesk Civil 3D and AutoCAD, ESRI ArcGIS, and QGIS.
Fish exclusion and relocation required during in-water restoration or construction projects
Design, engineering, permitting, construction, and operation of fish traps or ‘pound nets’ for monitoring or selective harvest
We dive deep to provide critical review and substantive comments on policies, programs, and regulations that impact wild fish ecosystems. Topics include: