Emily Grossman

Malacologist and Aquatic Biologist

Emily Grossman is a Malacologist and Project Manager specializing in freshwater mussel projects in the Upper Mississippi River basin. She is experienced in implementing mussel sampling protocols used in states throughout the Midwest, maintains working relationships with regulatory agencies, and is familiar with mussel ecology, enabling her to prepare survey plans and technical reports that are readily accepted by the agencies and assist clients with agency coordination.

Emily holds a B.A. in Biology from Augustana College and an M.S. in Biology from Western Illinois University. She first experienced the world of mussel sampling by participating in the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ annual mussel blitz in 2011. She has worked with freshwater mussel issues in the professional consulting industry since 2012 and joined EnviroScience in 2021.

As a malacologist and project manager, Emily has developed and implemented mussel study plans for water resource projects such as bridge construction/replacement, barge fleeting, dredging, hydropower, and water intakes/outfalls, including serving as project manager and field team leader for one of the largest known mussel relocations in the US. Emily holds a USFWS Federal Fish & Wildlife recovery permit as well as state permits throughout the Midwest. She is listed as a qualified mussel surveyor in Minnesota, West Virginia, and Ohio and has conducted mussel surveys in the Mississippi and Ohio River basins from Minnesota south to Arkansas and east to West Virginia. Emily holds a PADI Rescue Diver certification, is a member of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, and regularly participates in Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee annual meetings.

Contact: EGrossman @ EnviroScienceInc.com


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. 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 in 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 survey (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.