Jeff Niehaus

Restoration Assessment & Survey Operations Manager

EnviroScience Restoration Area Practice Lead Jeff Niehaus
A valued member of the EnviroScience team since 2006, Jeff Niehaus is a field biologist with over twenty years of experience specializing in aquatic ecology and stream restoration. His expertise in fish biology, ecology, and habitat requirements is applied to stream and wetland design. He is an integral figure in the development and construction of EnviroScience’s stream and wetland restoration projects.

Jeff’s duties include stream characterization and geomorphology assessments, data analysis, design implementation, and construction oversight. He is a commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot who uses drone technology in mapping and terrain evaluations and large, agricultural drones for invasive vegetation management. He is also an experienced fisheries sampling specialist and a fish, ichthyoplankton, and plankton taxonomist. He has worked as a consultant on numerous fisheries management projects throughout the country, implementing sampling designs and techniques.

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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.