Our Disciplines:


ASA can provide a multitude of data collection activities in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Our experts design surveys, mapping, and monitoring activities to meet the specific needs of our clients. ASA staff are professionally certified in fisheries biology and wildlife biology.

Aquatic services include:

  • Habitat & bathymetry
  • Water & sediment quality
  • Hydrology
  • Aquatic vegetation
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Fish & fisheries
  • Plankton
  • Threatened & endangered species
  • Instream flow analysis
  • Hydroacoustics
  • Aquaculture

Terrestrial services include:

  • Wetland delineations
  • Vegetation surveys
  • Amphibians & reptiles
  • Birds & mammals
  • Threatened & endangered speciess
  • Acoustic Bat surveys
  • Natural resource inventories
  • Construction monitoring
  • Stormwater and erosion control monitoring


ASA has extensive experience in conducting environmental risk and impact assessments in many regulatory venues. Specific services include: water quality, habitat, rapid bioassessments, ecotoxicology, ecological risk, fish entrainment & impingement at water intakes & thermal discharges, environmental impact-NEPA, resource damages, ecological mitigation/restoration, and environmental compliance auditing.



ASA also has experience in management planning for natural resources. Habitat conservation, watershed management, endangered species conservation, and lake & stream management are a few examples of the natural resource management services ASA provides.




ASA provides design and oversight services related to environmental restoration and enhancement activities. Specific areas of service include aquatic habitats, invasive species management, wetlands & shorelines, waterbodies & watersheds, fish passage & dam removal, and fisheries management.




ASA has extensive, nationally-recognized experience in a wide variety of environmental permitting issues for a number of regulatory agencies:

  • Habitat & bathymetry
  • Water & sediment quality
  • Hydrology
  • Aquatic vegetation
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Fish & fisheries
  • Plankton
  • Threatened & endangered species
  • Instream flow analysis
  • Hydroacoustics
  • Aquaculture


ASA also has a variety of other service capabilities. These can be employed to support the work described above or as direct stand-alone services.

  • GPS & GIS
  • Database development & management
  • Study designs & statistical analysis
  • Report editing & production
  • Regulatory agency consultations
  • Fish & fisheries
  • Litigation support & expert witnessing
  • Quality assurance/quality control



Technical Services Docs:

ASA's Past Projects:

Hydroelectric Licensing

Entrainment and impingement studies at the cooling water intakes of 4 steam-electric generating stations on Long Island, NY.


Biotic Surveys and Assessments

Assessment of biological impacts from thermal discharges at a nuclear generating facility on the Delaware Estuary.

Habitat Assessments

Multi-year study of the aquatic communities of the upper tidal Delaware River and potential for power plant impacts.

Permitting, Licensing, Consultation

Technical oversight of impact assessments for a thermal discharge along the central California coast.

Hydrokinetic Permitting

ASA provides cost-effective services on environmental issues for FERC pilot project licenses and other permitting associated with marine and Hydrokinetic permitting

Ecological Risk and Impact Assessments

Nation-wide guidance manual for assessing ecological risks of power plant operation on aquatic communities.

Water Quality and Ecological Sampling

Impacts of municipal water intakes on the Hudson River estuary & analysis of design alternatives for reducing those impacts.

 

Natural Resource Management

A Conservation Plan and Env. Assessment for the incidental take of an endangered species from the Hudson River estuary.

Ecological Risk and Impact Assessments

Impacts of municipal water intakes on the Hudson River estuary & analysis of design alternatives for reducing those impacts.

Data Collection & Management

 Collection and transport of fish among reservoirs as part of a dewatering and dam rehabilitation project.

Clean Water Act Section 316(a) and (b)

Evaluation of intake technologies & operating measures for complying with CWA 316(b) at 2 Hudson River power plants.