Great Lakes Environmental Center Applied Water Quality & Environmental Sciences

Environmental Evaluations and Impact Statements

Planned activities or actions by federal, state, or local goverments often require environmental evaluations or impact statements that follow specific protocols. Government construction projects may require a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Assessment (EA) or more detailed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A state regulatory agency may require a federal installation to meet certain environmental permitting requirements. In cases like these, GLEC offers government agencies a strong combination of scientific expertise, credibility with regulatory agencies, and experience converting research results into conclusive reports.

GLEC has the capability and field resources to conducted biological and ecological surveys of aquatic, wetland, and terrestrial ecosystems in support of general environmental evaluations and NEPA EISs. GLEC staff are experts in aquatic ecology, wetland ecology, vertebrate and invertebrate biology, aquatic toxicology, environmental chemistry, botany, biogeography, and habitat assessment. GLEC researchers have extensive experience interpreting the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and various state agencies as they relate to the NEPA process.

Ecological Impact of Marina Construction


Contact: Dennis McCauley, Principal Research Scientist
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Regulatory Agency Interaction

NEPA Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements

Aquatic/Terrestrial Habitat Assessments

Endangered/Threatened Species Surveys

Rapid Bioassessment Protocols

Botany and Soil Sciences

Wetland/Watershed Delineation

Recreational Surveys

Technical Report Preparation

Communications Tower Impact on Avian Flyways


U.S. Army

Michigan Department of Public Safety

County Governments