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OUR

SERVICES

Dr. Miller has worked on a wide range of aquatic resource evaluations most extensively throughout the western United States but also in the Midwest, East, and Alaska.
He can provide review, technical oversight and scientific peer review on water development projects that include threatened and endangered species issues, thermal modeling of riverine systems, habitat evaluations, and aquatic ecology issues.

On a more limited basis, Miller Ecological Consultants, Inc.  can provide full service consulting in the following areas:  instream flow analysis (1-D and 2-D), fish and aquatic ecosystem assessments,  stream water temperature modeling, and ecological modeling. 

 

With these specialties, we can provide complete regulatory and permitting solutions or assist larger teams on scientifically based litigation support. At MEC, it is important that we provide personalized, scientifically rigorous products to our clients.

 Dr. Miller’s 40 years of extensive experience in areas of instream flow, aquatic habitat evaluations, ecological modeling, fishery biology, NEPA, threatened and endangered species, and water temperature modeling can provide the high-level consulting expertise to both the client and consultant teams in these areas on a wide variety of aquatic resource related projects.

ADVISORY SERVICES

 Miller Ecological Consultants, Inc. provides services for standard fishery techniques such as population estimates, fishery harvest, stream inventories, fish salvage, mechanical removal, and analysis of management alternatives.  We also include other components of aquatic systems such as macroinvertebrates, periphyton and water quality as part of the overall project or general evaluations of stream health.

FISH & AQUATIC

ECOLOGY

INSTREAM

FLOW

 We specialize in IFIM studies and have conducted complex analysis on multi-river networks to develop instream flow recommendations.  As leaders in 1-D and 2-D modeling, we have developed software that allows seamless integration of 2-D hydraulic modeling outputs with a GIS framework for a visual representation of data for decision makers.

INSTREAM

WATER

TEMPERATURE

MODELING

We have extensive experience in instream water temperature monitoring and modeling.  We have conducted thermal modeling on both warm-water and cold-water stream systems for evaluations of the affect of proposed reservoir projects on instream water temperatures, the affects of land-use practices on instream water temperatures and the analysis of alternative reservoir operating regimes on instream water temperatures.

Ecological models are an effective tool for simulation of complex aquatic systems.  MEC has used this approach to evaluate both physical and biological interrelationships to determining population carrying capacity estimates, assessing the relative importance and quantifying trophic level linkages, and quantifying impacts of land-use practices on water quality and biological components on endangered species.

ECOLOGICAL

MODELING

REGULATORY

& PERMITTING

Miller Ecological Consultants provides complete solutions for projects requiring National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance.  We also provide specific products for permitting including Section 7 Consultations, Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Biological Assessments (BA), Environmental Assessments (EA)  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Relicensing.

 Miller Ecological Consultants, Inc. provides services for standard fishery techniques such as population estimates, fishery harvest, stream inventories, fish salvage, mechanical removal, and analysis of management alternatives.  We also include other components of aquatic systems such as macroinvertebrates, periphyton and water quality as part of the overall project or general evaluations of stream health.

LITIGATION

SUPPORT