Confluence prioritizes three core values: client service, staff support and satisfaction, and consistent delivery of quality work. We believe empowering employees to pursue their passions is key to supporting these three pillars.
Confluence Environmental Company offers services in environmental science, project management, and regulatory strategy and compliance for a variety of public and private capital and restoration projects. Our team includes fish and wetland scientists, built and natural environment planners, regulatory and permitting specialists, and GIS and remote sensing experts. We ensure that each project is staffed with an outstanding team that can successfully deliver strategic solutions. Read more about our services here.
Our mission: To improve our community through effective and efficient solutions to our clients’ complex needs, while fostering a positive work place of innovation and opportunity.
January – Confluence is proud of our integral role in advancing restoration of Puget Sound coastal habitat and fish passage for sensitive species. Read more about the latest developments in this collaborative effort to restore nearshore habitat in Puget Sound along 73 miles of Burlington Northern and Sante Fe (BNSF) rail line between Olympia and Blaine, Washington.
December – Confluence finished out 2022 with 5 more staff promotions, joining the 3 other staff who were promoted earlier in the year. Click here for all the staff news!
December – As is our custom this time of year, we are giving back to the community with contributions to 20 nonprofit organizations that enhance our community. The following organizations were selected by our employees:
Ballard Food Bank, Bloodworks Northwest, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Friends of Salmon Bay,
HERO House, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, Mary’s Place, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Northwest Harvest, Old Dog Haven, Pacific Science Center, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s PlayGarden, SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve, The Mountaineers, Washington Trails Association, Whale Museum
November – Our staff keeps growing! Confluence recently hired two more staff: Jenny Love joined as a Project Biologist III and Sara Potter as a Project Ecologist III. Click on their names to read more about them. Welcome Jenny and Sara!
September – The Society for Ecological Restoration NW has selected the Okanogan Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment (EDT) project for a special award recognizing the use of innovative tools and techniques in restoration planning or practice in the Cascadia bioregion. For over 10 years Confluence’s Eric Doyle has been working with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to develop EDT model platforms for multiple subbasins. Congratulations to Eric and his team, including John Arterburn and Ryan Klett with the Okanogan Basin Monitoring and Evaluation Program! More about the integration of the EDT model into long-term research, monitoring, and evaluation activities in the Okanogan River can be found in Eric’s article “Integrating Ecosystem Models with Long-Term Monitoring to Support Salmon Recovery” in Fisheries.
September – The State of Louisiana reached another major milestone to bring the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project one step closer to construction. The Army Corps of Engineers released on September 19 the final environmental impact statement for the $2 billion project, which will fight land loss by diverting water and sediment from the Mississippi River into Barataria Basin. Permits could be obtained as early as December, to put the project on track to begin construction in early 2023. Kudos to the state leadership and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for guiding this project. Confluence is honored to be part of the project team. Read about this “monumental” and important restoration project here.