Confluence Environmental Company

Confluence Environmental Company delivers a variety of environmental, infrastructure, and development projects.

We offer services in environmental science, project management, and regulatory strategy and compliance. 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.

2022

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.

July – Confluence Ecologist Chris Berger received a well-earned promotion from Managing Senior to Principal. Chris has taken on increased responsibilities as a project manager and technical lead on key ecological and biological regulatory projects. In addition to managing large and complex projects, Chris also is a very effective leader and mentor for Confluence staff. In addition, Natalie Dietsch was promoted after just 18 months from Project I to Project II, reflecting her fast-paced growth in technical skills and field expertise. We appreciate Natalie for her can-do attitude and her dedication to high-quality deliverables. Congratulations to Chris and Natalie!

June – Confluence has hired three staff this spring! Calvin Kelly Douglas joined as a Senior Ecologist, Audrey Michniak as a Project Biologist 1, and Alexis Huynh as Staff Scientist. Click on their names to read more about them. Welcome to all!