Statement of Qualifications

The Staff of DTE have experience in research, management and consulting branches of environmental work. Our expertise cover Biological/ Ecological Assessment, Natural Resource Planning and Management, and Wildlife and Fisheries Management.

Areas of experience include; Flora and Fauna Survey, Stream Restoration and Water Quality Assessment/ Monitoring, Forestry Services, GPS Data Acquisition, GIS Mapping and Spatial Analysis, Threatened & Endangered Species Studies and Surveys, Aquatic and Terrestrial Habitat Enhancement/ restoration, Trend Analysis and Monitoring of Large Mammal Populations, Regulatory Guidance and compliance reporting for NEPA, CWA, ESA, Wetland Delineation and 404 Permitting, NPDES Sediment and Erosion Control and Monitoring, Humane Animal Control, Invasive (Exotic) Plant Control, Research and Analysis pertaining to Natural Resource Management, Analyses of Habitat Quality in the context of Multiple-use Management, Radio-telemetry Studies, and Habitat Modeling and Spatial Analysis using Field Data and GIS.

Certifications and Qualifications

Our staff hold the following qualifications, certifications and training.

  • Wetland Identification/Delineation in accordance with USACOE 1987 Manual
  • Changes to Jurisdictional Waters Determination, Rapanos, Swancc, Carabell
  • Certified in NPDES Sediment and Erosion Control Permitting, NC DWQ, NCSU, GA SWCC
  • Sediment and Erosion Control Design, Structure Installation and Water Quality Monitoring
  • Forestry Best Management Practices for Water Quality Protection
  • NEPA Process, Regulatory Compliance and Reporting
  • NEPA Cumulative Impacts Analysis
  • Water Resource Assessment and Watershed Planning and Management
  • Stream Morphology Assessment
  • Natural Channel Design Principles
  • Naturalized Channel Installation Workshop
  • Characterization, Design, Construction and Monitoring of Mitigation Wetlands
  • Stream/Lake Water Quality in situ Sampling (poor water quality causes and solutions)
  • Restoration and Management of Riparian Corridors
  • Rehabilitation for Stream Bank Stability and Riparian Functions
  • Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Identification, and Sampling of Benthic Macroinvertebrates for Mitigation, Restoration and Water Quality
  • Extensive Survey Experience for Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species and Sensitive Habitats of the eastern United States, with work in Georgia, Florida, the Carolina’s, Tennessee, Virginia
  • Research and Monitoring Experience with various Species Groups, including Bats, Carnivores, Flying Squirrels, Raptors and Owls, Woodpeckers, Neo-tropical Migrants, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Crayfish, Mussels, Aquatic Invertebrates
  • Professional Knowledge of Sampling Techniques and Detection Methods for Study and Monitoring of Aquatic and Terrestrial Species; expertise in Wildlife Radio Telemetry
  • Certified Wildlife Damage Control Agent, NC WRC
  • Trained and Experienced in Identification of Vascular and Non-vascular Plants of the Eastern United States
  • GIS-GPS Mapping/Modeling/Data Analysis
  • GIS in the Field: Uses of LIDAR and Aerial Photogrammetry
  • GPS/RTK Data Acquisition
  • CAD Hydro/Civil/Survey/2D-3D Design
  • CAD Survey Methods