Cresteed Blenny egg

August 21, 2023

Jessica Buckingham and Amanda Hitchcock

Bedford, NH Office

Featured Fish: Fish Eggs!

Here in the Bedford Ichthyoplankton Lab, we love to talk about fish eggs! Fish eggs come in a fabulously weird array of shapes and sizes, so for this Featured Fish we thought we’d take you on a fun foray into some of our favorite fish eggs!”

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Stygobromus, a Subterranean Crustacean

July 26, 2023

George Christian

Stowe, PA, Office

Bug of the Month—Stygobromus, a Subterranean Crustacean

In recent blog posts, we have discussed the four-dimensional nature of lotic ecosystems—using our Bug-of-the-Month to illustrate each dimension. More specifically, we’ve discussed the longitudinal dimension and the lateral dimension. For this article, we will focus on the vertical dimension and a small crustacean called Stygobromus. Learn more...

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featured fish atlantic sturgeon

June 26, 2023

Amanda Hitchcock and Jessica Buckingham

Bedford, NH, Office

Featured Fish: Atlantic Sturgeon

Sturgeon are one of the oldest families of fish alive today. The oldest sturgeons appear in the fossil record over 94 million years ago, and the relatives that preceded them split off from all other fish groups even earlier than that. Learn more...

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Conowingo Dam

May 11, 2023

Marianne Bradley

Bedford, NH Office

Visit to the Conowingo Dam

Normandeau’s work with Constellation's trap and transport program has persisted for decades—moving specific species like American shad, river herring, Atlantic salmon, etc. upriver to their natural spawning habitat. One of our NH staff members recently traveled south to the Conowingo Dam in Maryland to experience this program in person. Learn more...

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science fair at bedford biology laboratory

April 13, 2023

Hannah Proctor

Bedford, NH, Office

Field Trip to Normandeau’s Bedford Biology Laboratory!

Normandeau’s Bedford Biology Laboratory enjoyed hosting students from Bedford High School for a “show and tell” outreach program. Over a two-day stretch, four classes of about 20 students per class walked over from the High School and spent about 45 minutes watching, listening, talking, and asking questions as they engaged with our lab’s staff. Learn more...

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girls do science 2023

March 7, 2023

Girls Do Science 2023

Last month, Normandeau’s Michelle Vukovich and Julia Robinson Willmott had so much fun at the Girls Do Science 2023 event held at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Learn more...

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Tehama County Resource Conservation District

February 15, 2023

Mark Allen

Mount Shasta, CA, Office

Battle Creek Confluence Project

Normandeau is part of a team of resource managers, river engineers, Native American Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ITEK) practitioners, and fisheries biologists involved in a recently approved grant to restore a historic side channel along the mainstem Sacramento River near Cottonwood, California. Learn more...

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annual meeting written in chalk on board on desk

December 14th, 2022, marked Normandeau’s Annual Company Meeting. Over 80 employees of the 100% ESOP employee-owned company joined both in person and virtually to review the successes of 2022 and goals for 2023. Learn more...

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mayfly - species Leptophlebia cupida

December 14, 2022

George Christian

Stowe, PA, Office

Bug of the Month—Leptophlebia cupida

In this article, we continue our discussion about the dimensional nature of stream ecosystems. A predominant characteristic of lotic (flowing water) ecosystems is what is called spatio-temporal heterogeneity. Learn more...

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map of northern and eastern united states with plot points

October 27, 2022

Jason Collins, CWB®

Bedford, NH, Office

2023 Regulatory Alert!

Do you have a project within the range of the northern long-eared bat with construction scheduled for 2023 and beyond? If so, take note! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) determined that the up listing of the species was warranted—from threatened to endangered.

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fog rises off the water as the sun sets on a pond in northern Maine

October 11, 2022

Jake A. Reynolds

Bedford, NH, Office

Reflections on the Reservoir

In this remarkably busy, sensory-overloaded world that we all live in, it’s difficult to imagine yourself being plucked from society and immersed in an environment where communication with the outside world is not possible without a satellite phone—and even that has spotty reception. But this was very much the case for me. Learn more...

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smooth green snake

August 9, 2022

Jamie OBrien

Bedford, NH, Office

The Secret Language of Animals and Plants

Normandeau Associates, Inc. frequently conducts wildlife assessments in support of conservation efforts, environmental permitting, and to ensure federal and state endangered species act compliance. These assessments can be targeted to single species and/or habitats or be broad assessments of an area and cover all potential and observed wildlife and characterization of the project site. Learn more...

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