Tetra Tech is a global environmental consulting firm with a local office in Mount Vernon specializing in aquatic habitat improvement projects. A primary objective of these aquatic habitat projects is to improve anadromous fish production and survival in the Pacific Northwest, which we accomplish through watershed planning, habitat restoration, and monitoring strategies.
Fisheries Habitat Enhancement/Stream Restoration
–Fish passage design
–Floodplain restoration and connectivity
–Wetland/riparian corridor restoration
–Instream structures evaluation/removal/replacement (e.g., levees, dikes, dams, culverts)
–Large woody debris construction/installation/recruitment
–Hydrologic/Hydraulic modeling and flood analysis
–Geomorphic assessment; sediment mobility/stability analysis
–Geographic Information Systems/LiDAR analysis; mapping
–Streambank geotechnical analysis; armoring/riprap
–Development of bid-ready/construction-ready plans and specifications
Monitoring and Adaptive Management
–Establishment of monitoring programs
–Establishment of monitoring protocols
–Conduct construction/post-construction monitoring
–Work with organizations to make their monitoring data useful to other organizations
–Work with organizations to help them incorporate monitoring data from others
–Develop training programs and train monitors
Outreach and Stakeholder Involvement
–Develop and manage stakeholder involvement programs
Reason for joining the Skagit Watershed Council:
Since Tetra Tech’s inception more than 30 years ago, one of our primary goals in the Pacific Northwest has been the protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat by restoring the natural environment. To achieve these goals, we have partnered with numerous government agencies, and non-government and private organizations with similar fish and wildlife habitat goals. This partnership allows for the sharing of work and research information in both directions which, in turn, ensures that our methods and approach aligns with the regional mission to enhance fish and wildlife habitat.
Tetra Tech’s partnership with the Skagit Watershed Council provides yet another avenue for cooperation, learning, and sharing lessons learned, and perhaps identifying new approaches to furthering the regional goal of restoring salmon habitat and populations.