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Environmental Assessment Services


River Continuum Concepts, Inc. consulting services

Our PI has been conducting surveys of aquatic invertebrate ecology for over 30 years! After working throughout most of the continent, sampling springs, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and wetlands, we have developed specialized sampling methods for different situations; methods that most consulting firms would take years to eventually conceive of. Contact us to discuss your project needs. We are here to help.


Planning your research with River Continuum Concepts, Inc.

One of the most important services we offer is planning. Draw on our team's experience to help you plan a monitoring program to meet your goals. We optimize a statistical sampling design before sample collection; using methods that balance statistical power and environmental sensitivity. This helps all stakeholders by avoiding costly add-ons and study modifications after a poorly designed initial study needs to be re-worked. Contact Us

Field Work

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We can perform the field work for you. Field sampling designs often need to be modified to meet specific goals. These may include habitat-based sample stratification or some other quantitative alteration of standard sampling protocols. Contact Us


We offer a wide range of laboratory services: in-house invertebrate taxonomy, biomass, secondary production, zooplankton, fish stomach analysis, QA/QC, museum archiving/voucher collection, and digital imaging. We are a small flexible team of invertebrate laboratory experts allowing feedback to be built into optimizing laboratory methods specifically to best address the goals of your study; these may be different than the standard procedures applied for bioassessments. Contact Us


Data analysis from River Continuum Concepts, Inc.

We process field and laboratory data into meaningful results. With a broad array of statistical tests, descriptive statistics, and graphical analysis. Water quality data analysis and ecological data analysis are vital in providing accurate reporting on environmental impacts. Our data analysis services will help you understand where you fall on the EPA's Total Maximum Daily Load (EPA TMDL) requirements, and whether changes in policy or practice are necessary, or even beneficial. Contact Us


Reports from River Continuum Concepts, Inc.

We can summarize analytical results into technical reports that meet the requirements of "credible analysis", as laid forth in credible data laws of the United States. These reports are however too thick for public consumption. Therefore, clients often have us follow-up with non-technical reports- which highlight the main findings and aspects that the client finds particularly important to share with the public. Contact Us

Facilitating & Presentations

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We can help you prepare public meetings and facilitate communication of results to the public. We can also present your results at scientific meetings to ensure that the analysis and results meet the rigors of a scientific peer-review process. If there is need, we can help you get these results published in peer-reviewed journals. Contact Us

Training & Education

River Continuum Concepts, Inc. staff working with students at an educational field day

We can train your staff or students. We provide training in the best field collection methods used for insects important to your water quality studies or environmental impact studies. We provide ecology training in data collection and initial data recording. We also provide entomology education including the taxonomy of aquatic insects or invertebrates important to your water quality data collection. Contact us to request field training or class room workshops.