Vegetation and Habitat Analyses

Hamer Environmental staff has conducted botanical studies and habitat analyses throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our experience ranges from routine forest inventories for collecting and monitoring habitat conditions to complex forest ecosystems studies and habitat modeling for indicator species. Our botanists are skilled in all aspects of field and lab identifications. We can provide a variety of vegetation analyses and species inventories. Our recommendations can be of use in planning developments and providing for subsequent rehabilitation of affected areas. We provide the following services:

  • Threatened, Endangered, Candidate and Sensitive Plant Surveys
  • Lichen, Bryophyte and Fungi Studies
  • Forest and Plant Community Delineation and Cover Type Mapping (GIS)
  • Abundance, Cover, and Productivity Estimation
  • Riparian Vegetation Inventories
  • Soil Description and Analyses
  • Aerial-Photo and Map Interpretation
  • Habitat and Forage Quality Evaluations
  • State and Federal Noxious Weed Assessments

Sample of current and recently completed projects:

Survey and Manage Fungi Surveys for proposed Geothermal Project on the Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, Snohomish County, Washington, Snohomish County PUD.

Botanical assessment of riparian forest corridors for numerous road construction and right-of-way projects on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington, US Forest Service, National Park Service, Rayonier Western Forest Resources.

Botanical studies including rare plants and community assemblages of multiple properties in the Willamette Valley and along the Sandy River, Oregon, Western Rivers Conservancy.

Habitat restoration and planting plan development, baseline, rare plant and noxious weed inventories and monitoring of Murtha Ranch in Gilliam County, Oregon, Western Rivers Conservancy.

Rare vascular and non-vascular botanical assessment of two proposed road expansion sites, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, Bonneville Power Administration and US Forest Service.

Rare vascular and non-vascular plant and noxious weed surveys of Upper and Lower Baker Dams, Northwest Washington, Puget Sound Energy, US Forest Service and Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.

Rare plant and noxious weed assessments for evaluation of effects of construction of Entiat transmission line, Chelan County, Washington, Chelan County PUD.

Rare plant, lichens, bryophytes, and noxious weed studies for a proposed cell tower on the Olympic Peninsula, Clallam County, Washington, Verizon Wireless and US Forest Service.

Analysis of Grizzly Bear spring forage in the North Cascades, Washington, Puget Sound Energy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service and Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.