Fisheries, Aquatic Survey, & Monitoring
Owl Ridge’s fisheries biologists specialize in field investigations of freshwater, coastal, and marine fish populations and habitats. Our staff have conducted scientific investigations on fish populations throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years.
Owl Ridge fisheries expertise includes pre- and post-project evaluations of fish populations and habitats. We design and implement aquatic baseline and biomonitoring studies, including collecting and analyzing fish heavy metals loading data. Monitoring strategies often include a combination of field sampling, aerial surveys, and unmanned aerial vehicle UAV photography and videography.
Our work has analyzed effects on fisheries resources from causeways and culverts, recreational development, offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration and development, mine development and operation, and other industrial development. Our fisheries biologists have prepared EFH Assessments under the federal Fishery Management Plan to support EFH consultation under the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
We evaluate subsistence resources and harvest, analyze risk, and develop impact mitigation. We also provide expert testimony on fisheries issues.