Emily Grossman Receives her Federal USFWS Collection Permit for Threatened and Endangered Species

September 7, 2021

Emily Grossman has received her individual U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Section 10 permit for freshwater mussels! Ms. Grossman has eight years of experience as a freshwater mussel biologist. Prior to working at EnviroScience, she was listed as an approved federally listed mussel surveyor under her previous employer’s permit. She is based out of St. Louis, Missouri, and has led or participated in mussel surveys in large rivers and small streams throughout the Mississippi and Ohio River basins and has worked with federal- and state-listed mussel species throughout the Midwest.

Emily Grossman with Snuffbox mussel (Epioblasma triquetra)

Ms. Grossman has developed and implemented study plans for mussel surveys for a variety of project types, including bridge construction/replacement, barge facilities, dredging, hydropower, and water intakes and outfalls. Ms. Grossman is an active member of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society and a regular participant in Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee/Mussel Coordination Team annual meetings. Her permit covers FWS/Region 2, 4, 5, and 6 (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.)

EnviroScience maintains the largest in-house freshwater mussel capabilities in the U.S., with eight malacologists and staff of commercial and scientific divers for any sized project.