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10 Questions to Ask Before Restoring Your Stream or Wetland

Before you start that fisheries enhancement project or erosion control project, you need to ask the right questions.  Our free consumer report “Buyer Beware: A Warning to Consumers about the Industry” will give you the Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Aquatic Resource Consultant.  In the report, we also identify the five most common problems in today’s aquatic resource consulting industry are:

  • Lack of industry standards or professional certification for practitioners
  • Assessments that are no more than opinion disguised as science
  • No consideration for multiple project alternatives
  • Use of “cookbook” design strategy without consideration of site specific conditions and factors
  • Poor understanding of liability issues
  • High degree of uncertainty about how to measure project success or failure

The last four of these can be solved by insisting upon a repeatable, scientifically-valid, resource assessment including a written report derived from solid data. Never hire a company that shows up, looks at the site, kicks the dirt, and starts offering solutions. Make sure the company intends to perform a thorough assessment before providing “answers,” or quoting a price.   Ask what the assessment report will include.  Assessment parameters will vary depending upon the type of resource (stream, lake, wetland), but a scientifically-based, repeatable assessment is simply mandatory.  To receive a free copy of the consumer report mailto:info@troutheadwaters.com or to learn more www.troutheadwaters.com

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