Clement Riddle

Senior Scientist | Founder of ClearWater Environmental Consultants, Inc., An EnviroScience Company

Rutledge “Clement” Riddle, PWS, founded ClearWater Environmental Consultants, Inc. in 2002. He has over 30 years of experience with wetland permitting, environmental planning, and natural resource studies in North Carolina.

Since EnviroScience acquired Clearwater Environmental Consultants in 2021, Clement now oversees all environmental projects and serves as the Senior Scientist for large and technical permitting projects. Ongoing representative projects include mitigation design and monitoring, 404 permitting for golf courses, master-planned communities, retail shopping malls, industrial developments, transmission lines, solar fields, and Environmental Assessments for NEPA/SEPA compliance. He has dealt extensively with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, and the North Carolina Department of Environment Quality. He also created the first stream mitigation bank in western North Carolina in 2011.

In 1998, he obtained his Master of Planning Degree from the University of Virginia with a concentration in Environmental Planning and Land Development and a Bachelor of Science (Forestry and Geology) from the University of the South.

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Few environmental firms in the country retain EnviroScience’s degree of scientific know-how, talent, and capability under one roof. The diverse backgrounds of our biologists, environmental engineers, scientists, and divers enable us to provide comprehensive in-house services and an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.

Our client guarantee is to provide “Excellence in Any Environment,” meaning no matter what we do, we will deliver on our Core Values of respect, client advocacy, quality work, accountability, teamwork, and safety. EnviroScience was created with the concept that we could solve complex problems by empowering great people. This concept still holds true today as our scientists explore the latest environmental legislation and regulations and incorporate the most up-to-date technology to gather and report data.

EnviroScience expertise includes but is not limited to aquatic surveys (including macroinvertebrate surveys and biological assessments); ecological restoration; ecological services (including impact assessments, invasive species control, and water quality monitoring);  emergency response; engineering and compliance services; endangered mussel surveys; laboratory and analysis; stormwater management; threatened and endangered species; and wetlands and streams (including delineation and mitigation). Further, EnviroScience is one of the few biological firms in the country that is a general member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and offers full-service commercial diving services.