Unique for a smaller firm, GLEC owns and operates both laboratory and field resources to support water quality research and compliance projects. This integrated capability often provides clients with a single contracting resource, assuring maximum responsiveness and consistent quality throughout project execution. The aquatic toxicology laboratories at GLEC have conducted thousands of aquatic and sediment toxicity tests over GLEC’s 25+ year history, and have earned a national reputation for excellence. GLEC’s Traverse City laboratory is one of only a few in the U.S. that maintains NELAP accreditation for sediment toxicity testing. GLEC’s environmental chemistry laboratory is also NELAP accredited for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry. Aquatic taxonomy capabilities include a full suite of equipment and expertise to sample, enumerate and identify periphyton, phytoplankton, zooplankton, macroinvertebrates, and fish.