West Virginia Areas of Expertise

June 15, 2023

EnviroScience West Virginia Areas of Expertise

Since opening in 2019, our West Virginia office has added key personnel to offer top-notch expertise in wetland delineation; permittingthreatened and endangered freshwater musselscrayfishfish, and bats; environmental inspection, and surface and groundwater monitoring.


Our West Virginia environmental inspectors mobilize rapidly, perform high-quality work, and tailor our services to meet our client’s needs. We have the resources to support multiple large-scale construction projects seven days a week. Our inspectors often work evenings, weekends, or holidays to comply with essential weather-dependent environmental compliance functions such as  National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permit requirements. Our inspectors have conducted more than 1,000 projects, from obtaining construction NPDES permits for natural gas pipelines to preparing and implementing site-specific Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP).


EnviroScience biologists perform thousands of wetland assessments and delineations on projects ranging in size from less than one acre to over 6,000 acres. Proposed development projects in West Virginia and surrounding states involving streams or wetlands are often subject to federal and state permitting requirements. Our wetland scientists complete an average of 30 permit applications for wetland and stream impacts each year. In-depth knowledge of the permitting process allows our scientists to tailor applications in a manner that often expedites the approval process. EnviroScience follows a highly refined documentation process that outlines project details and supports compliance with state and federal regulations.

EnviroScience Bat Biologist Dan Cox Conducts Bat Portal survey in West Virginia.


EnviroScience biologists hold specific collection permits and can quickly obtain collection permits to move our clients’ projects forward. They have experience in completing full-spectrum habitat assessments and species-specific surveys for numerous federal and state-listed endangered and threatened species, including freshwater mussel surveys and translocations, endangered bats, burrowing owls, birds of prey, fish, reptile and amphibian surveys, crayfish surveys, pollinators, and plants.

Our strong technical reputation with regulatory agencies allows our company to rapidly complete agency coordination, including Section 7 Consultations, assessments, surveys, and even subject matter expert guidance for litigation. The purpose of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), passed by Congress in 1973, is to prevent the extinction of native and foreign animals and plants. With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities affecting these protected species unless authorized by a permit. Our biologists aid our clients in ensuring all regulations are followed and threatened and endangered species are protected according to the spirit in which the ESA was enacted.

The wetland and threatened and endangered species scientists at our West Virginia office provide an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.

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.