EnviroScience West Virginia Office Grand Opening
EnviroScience is excited to announce the official opening of our new regional office in Morgantown, West Virginia. Located at 129 Greenbag Road across from Giant Eagle, the office currently has four full-time staff and additional seasonal staff, with plenty of room for future growth. Did you know that over the last 15 years, 25% of EnviroScience’s business was conducted in West Virginia? The opening of this office has been a long time coming, and we expect this office location will better serve our clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. Our Morgantown, West Virginia staff offer a broad array of environmental experience, expertise, and state/federal permits in the Mountain State with a focus on these key services:
- Stream and Wetland Delineations and Permitting
- Freshwater Mussel Surveys
- Bat Habitat Assessments and Mist Netting
- Macroinvertebrate Sampling, Sorting, and Identification
- Environmental Inspection
- Environmental Compliance
- Water Chemistry and Water Supply Sampling
- Flow Monitoring
- GIS Analysis and Mapping
- Endangered Crayfish Surveys
- Pollinator Habitat Surveys
- Vegetation Management
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Planning
- Bioassay / Toxicity Sample Collection and Courier Service
- Scientific Diving / Small Boat Operations / Commercial Diving Support
- Emergency Response
Meet Our West Virginia Office Staff
Brian Carlson, M.S., Senior Scientist / Aquatic Biologist
Brian Carlson came to West Virginia via the AmeriCorps VISTA program and completed graduate fisheries studies at West Virginia University before entering private consulting seven years ago. Mr. Carlson leads field crews in freshwater mussel, endangered crayfish, fish, and macroinvertebrate community assessments; flow monitoring; water quality analysis; and stream and wetland delineation. He is also a certified rescue diver. He is a Society for Freshwater Scientist genus-level certified taxonomist with experience in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Appalachian regions. Mr. Carlson has also used his aquatic biology skills to evaluate streams and wetlands for credit, debiting, and mitigation projects, and supports environmental inspections on pipeline and other construction projects.
Sean Kline, B.S., Bat Ecologist / Wetland & Stream Scientist
Sean Kline returns to West Virginia, where he began his environmental consulting career four years ago after graduating from West Virginia University’s Wildlife and Fisheries Program. Mr. Kline specializes in threatened and endangered bats and wetland/stream delineations and permitting, and has been working out of our Stow, Ohio office for the last two years. He has extensive field experience, effectively leading bat mist net surveys, radio telemetry, emergence surveys, and bat habitat assessments with corresponding conservation plans. Mr. Kline is also proficient in wetland and stream delineations, reporting, and permitting along with vegetation management, including invasive species control and supplemental seeding and plantings.
Matthew Gilkay, B.S., Biologist
Matthew Gilkay joined EnviroScience and has been active in environmental consulting in West Virginia for a little over a year. Mr. Gilkay is a certified advanced open-water diver and brings experience in fisheries, aquatic vegetation collection and identification, freshwater mussel surveys, and macroinvertebrates to our Morgantown-based team. Originally from Minnesota, the Land of Lakes, Mr. Gilkay is happy to be working and living in the birthplace of rivers.
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 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.