Our Work

Stillwater specializes in science-based, technical approaches to environmental issues. By integrating geomorphic and biological research to understand critical ecosystem processes, we work to identify effective measures for restoring and managing rivers and their floodplains as functioning ecosystems within the context of current conditions and future climate change. Stillwater works closely with our clients, including agencies, industry, and non-governmental organizations, to provide the technical information you need to make scientifically sound management decisions. Stillwater Sciences is an employee-owned and California certified Woman Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise.

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Our areas of expertise include: fish and aquatic ecology, geomorphology, botany and riparian ecology, water quality, wildlife, and spatial analysis/GIS

With our focused expertise in watershed ecology, we assist our clients with needs in the following service areas:

- Watershed assessment & planning
- River restoration planning and implementation
- Environmental compliance, planning and permitting
- Hydroelectric project relicensing and license implementation
- Levees & floodplain protection
- Urban streams management and hydromodification
- Dam removal modeling and impact analysis

By collaborating with researchers at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Santa Barbara, U.C. Davis, the University of Washington and other university academics and expert scientists, Stillwater strives to maintain the highest scientific standards and apply the latest research to your watershed issues. We have a rigorous peer review process for our products, drawing on the expertise of internal senior staff and outside experts. Because of Stillwater’s reputation for objective work and the respect our staff has gained from state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and industry, the firm has a proven record of effectively bringing stakeholder groups to agreement on the basis of objective, credible scientific data and analysis.

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