RALSTON & ASSOCIATES
Ralston & Associates
is a progressive company, continually acquiring new equipment and technology
to meet the environmental needs of its clients. Ralston & Associates
works closely with its clients to develop novel approaches to specific
information needs. Ralston & Associates has provided an integrated
and insightful approach to a wide range of studies since 1977. Capabilities
include water quality monitoring, threatened and endangered mollusc
surveys, fish and aquatic invertebrate surveys, and hydrographic surveying.
We specialize in large river systems and in logistically difficult environments.
We frequently associate
with other environmental and engineering firms to provide a multidisciplinary
team of professional scientists and engineers for an integrated evaluation
of physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of aquatic ecosystems.
Biological Consulting, Water Quality Monitoring,
and Hydrographic Surveying
Fishery Investigations - inventory and evaluation of stream
and reservoir fisheries.
Macroinvertebrate Studies - collection and analysis of benthic
macro-invertebrates for evaluation of project related impacts.
Water Quality Surveys - monitoring and evaluation of existing
water quality and prediction of impacts; intensive monitoring for lake
restoration programs; continuous monitoring of dissolved oxygen and temperature;
and sediment sampling.
Threatened and Endangered Species Inventories - surveys for
federal agency resource management planning, proposed hydroelectric projects,
mining projects, power transmission corridors, and natural gas pipeline
FERC Licensing Assistance - environmental data collection,
evaluation, and mitigation plan preparation for hydroelectric project license
NPDES Permit Review and Monitoring - NPDES permit negotiations
and long term ambient water quality monitoring to determine compliance
with state water quality standards and permit conditions.
Hydrographic Surveying and Mapping - river and reservoir
shoreline and bottom mapping.
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