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Overview

The protection of endangered species is important to many of our clients and their associated stakeholders—as well as to all of us at Waterborne. In order to address this important issue, we offer a range of services, from species biology and natural history research to fully-integrated environmental risk assessment, to optimize your company’s compliance. We’re also equipped with a team of bright field biologists should you need “boots on the ground” to investigate a specific research problem.

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Compliance and Regulations

The interpretation of the Endangered Species Act is constantly changing as well as the science surrounding Threatened and Endangered Species protection. Current mandates necessitate fundamental changes over other typical environmental risk assessments and therefore need to be handled accordingly.

Our Approach

There is no one-size-fits-all method for conducting endangered species risk assessments. That’s why our professionals in ecotoxicology, exposure modeling, spatial analysis, statistics and information technology work with our clients to develop unique strategies. By integrating innovative and practical approaches with state-of-the-art technology to areas of critical importance (e.g. use patterns, taxonomic groups, species, regions, etc.) and endangered species assessments, we’re able to come up with better solutions. Our use of the latest guidance documents, expert recommendations, and regulatory communications, aligned with client needs, provides pragmatic work products anchored by sound science.

Assessments

Integrating effects and exposure characterizations, we develop an assessment of the likelihood, magnitude and the potential frequency of effects for protected species. We use our knowledge to translate outcomes into probabilities of exposure, effects and risk to provide risk managers with the best possible information to make informed decisions.

Some key components to our assessments, include: