||Otis Bay Ecological Consultants is a small ecological consulting firm that specializes in river restoration and enhancement, spring restoration and enhancement, and environmental studies, including physical (geology, geomorphology, hydraulic, and hydrology) and biological (birds, amphibians, small mammals, invertebrates, botanical, ecological) studies. We are capable of completing quality projects that range from large scale river restoration to small wetlands and springs restoration. Otis Bay has substantial experience in ecosystem-based instream flow studies, restoration monitoring, and conservation planning for sensitive species.
Otis Bay provides a unique mix of biological, environmental, and physical sciences as they apply to ecosystem restoration, ecosystem protection, and sustainable environments. Its team of experts has proven experience working with sensitive species and their habitats and has a track record of restoration projects that have increased populations of target species while enhancing the aesthetic values of the land and creating opportunities for outdoor human recreation.
Otis Bay is comprised of an experienced team of experts dedicated to the improvement of riverine and aquatic ecosystems through a sustainable restoration endeavor. With diverse expertise in both the physical and biological sciences, Otis Bay’s team has the capacity to undertake all aspects of a major restoration project from planning to implementation.
Team members have specific expertise in:
- Wildlife Ecology
- Plant Ecology
- GIS Application
- Fire Ecology
- Civil Engineering
- Landscape Architecture
Team members are also highly capable and trained in the following technical skills:
- Natural design
- Land and Topographic Surveys
- Wildlife Studies
- HEC-RAS hydraulic modeling
- Sediment transport assessments
- GIS mapping
- Report writing
- Public presentations
- AutoCAD Drafting and Design
- Wetland Delineation and Vegetation Mapping
- Instream Ecosystem Flow Studies
- Restoration Assessment, Recommendation, and Design
When additional expertise is needed for a project, Otis Bay routinely adds subcontractors who specialize in additional fields, in order to complete the project at the highest standard and in a timely manner. Otis Bay is knowledgeable in dealing with resource and regulatory agencies on the state and federal level, and has developed a substantial expertise in its ability to work with engineers to develop workable solutions for the needs of both humans and the environment.
Revegetation efforts at Rosaschi Ranch located along the Walker River.