Fish and Wildlife

Hamer Environmental has an experienced team of wildlife and fisheries biologists and botanists with the innovation necessary to perform a variety of wildlife, fisheries and plant surveys, research, and conservation planning. Our experience includes designing empirical studies, habitat modeling, impact assessments and broad-scope habitat conservation plans. Our team members have been involved in a number of behavioral and population monitoring studies and inventories for a diversity of species, including seabirds, raptors, neotropical migrants, mollusks, amphibians, salmonids, and small mammals. We pride ourselves on our ability to undertake studies and inventories of most wildlife and fish species including amphibian/reptile and entomological surveys. Our services include the following:

  • Species Inventories/Censusing/Population Monitoring
  • Capture and Marking/Radio Telemetry
  • Life History Studies
  • Disturbance and Behavioral Studies
  • Aerial, Ground-based, and Shipboard Survey Techniques
  • Habitat Utilization Studies/Habitat Modeling
  • Habitat Enhancement/Mitigation Studies

Sample of current and recently completed projects:

Avian scavenger trapping, banding, and tissue sampling with multiple project partners to assess the health and contaminant levels of Bald Eagles, Common Ravens, and Turkey Vultures that feed on beached marine mammal carcasses along the Washington and Oregon coasts, Coastal Raptors, Marine Mammal Stranding Network, and US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet and Survey & Manage mycological studies for a proposed geothermal project in Snohomish County, Washington,Snohomish County PUD.

Restoration plan development and inventory studies of avian, wildlife, fisheries and botanical species for the purchase and conveyance of 8,800-acre ranch along the lower John Day River in Gilliam and Sherman Counties, Oregon, Western Rivers Conservancy.

Marine mammal monitoring for mitigation and monitoring of potential impacts from construction at the Manette Bridge in Bremerton, Washington, Washington Department of Transportation and David Evans and Associates.

Habitat field inventory, suitability and prediction models for the Humboldt Pine Martin, Pacific Fisher, Northern Spotted Owl and Marbled Murrelet, and potential reintroduction of California Condor along the Klamath River in Northern California, Western Rivers Conservancy and Yurok Tribe.

Marbled Murrelet audio-visual surveys for stand occupancy in the Roseburg District of Oregon, US Bureau of Land Management.

Wildlife habitat, rare plants and visual assessment study for a communication tower in Snohomish County, Washington, Verizon Cellular and Cascadia PM.

Home range attributes and habitat selection of Barred Owls and Spotted Owls in an area of sympatry, Baker Lake, Washington, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service.  

Seabird hazing, boat and ground-based monitoring and carcass surveys for mitigation and monitoring of potential impacts to diving seabirds from construction of a ferry terminal, Anacortes, Washington, Washington State Ferries, Anchor Environmental.

Western Gray Squirrel inventory and habitat evaluations for the North Cascades National Park, Washington, National Park Service, North Cascades National Park.