Conowingo Dam
  • Posted May 11, 2023

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...

  • Posted April 13, 2023

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...

  • Posted March 07, 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...

  • Posted February 15, 2023

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...

  • Posted December 19, 2022

Normandeau Associates Holds Annual Meeting

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...

  • Posted December 14, 2022

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...

map of northern and eastern united states with plot points
  • Posted October 27, 2022

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.

  • Posted October 11, 2022

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...

smooth green snake
  • Posted August 09, 2022

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...

  • Posted July 19, 2022

Featured Fish: Atlantic Menhaden

Almost everyone has heard of herring and sardines, but very few people outside the fishing business (and the fisheries-regulation business) have heard of our latest featured fish, the Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus)! This is a shame because all three are members of the same family (Clupeidae) and all three are both economically and ecologically important. Learn more...