Aquatic Services

Our staff has an understanding of aquatic habitats, aquatic wildlife, and how to find and identify aquatic resources, which is essential to providing thorough aquatic assessments. MTM employs a team of dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced biologists who offer services including surveys and assessments of fish, crustaceans, mollusks (such as freshwater mussels), macroinvertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, vegetation, etc.

  • Fish Surveys, Habitat Assessment, and Monitoring
  • Macroinvertebrate Surveys
  • eDNA Sampling for Aquatic Species
  • Water Quality Testing and Monitoring (Water Chemistry and Bacteriological)
  • Wetland/Stream Delineations
  • Wetland/Stream Monitoring
  • Wetland/Stream Restoration Planning
  • Erosion/Sedimentation Control Monitoring
  • Watershed Planning
  • Desktop Review to Identify Potential Habitat for Rare Species
  • Other Services upon request

What is eDNA Sampling?
Environmental DNA (“eDNA”) is genetic material shed by organisms in various ways including skin, feces, blood, spermatozoa, and eggs. These DNA fragments attach to non-living components in air, water, or sediments in the habitat of the target species/taxonomic group, which can then be sampled and analyzed via polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”) analysis to detect whether the target species (or a variety of animal groups) is present or absent.