Ecological Sciences

Having a strong understanding of issues related to wetlands, waterways, and state and federally listed endangered species, our ecological sciences team are experts at leading projects through the permitting process.

Ecological Sciences Services


  • Wetland resource area delineations
  • Wetland, waterways, and rare species assessments
  • Wetland mitigation plans
  • Functions and values assessments
  • Wildlife habitat and vernal pool evaluations
  • Complex wetland permitting
  • Permit compliance monitoring
  • Construction monitoring
  • Conservation Commission peer review services
  • Expert testimony

Permit Types

  • Local Wetland Bylaw Permitting
  • Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act
  • State wetlands and rare species permitting across the northeast and mid-Atlantic
  • Section 401 Water Quality Certification
  • Section 10/404 General and Individual Permits
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits
  • Federal Section 7 Endangered Species Act

Any Questions?

Any particular questions regarding our ecological sciences services, please reach out!
Michael D. Howard, PWS, CWS Co-Managing Principal

Michael D. Howard, PWS, CWS

Co-Managing Principal

Complex Wetlands & Environmental Permitting

Marc Bergeron, PWS, CWS Principal

Marc Bergeron, PWS, CWS


Transmission & Offshore Wind

Alyssa Jacobs, PWS Principal

Alyssa Jacobs, PWS


Wetlands, Infrastructure, & Airport Permitting


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