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Macroinvertebrate Identification

The ES&C Benthic Laboratory has been processing and identifying benthic samples for over 12 years.  To date we have processed over 2.7 million individuals encompassing over 137,000 different taxa.   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Environmental Services & Consulting (ES&C) is a leader in providing environmental consulting and laboratory services to clients nationwide from offices in Southwest Virginia.

lab testWe provide a wide array of laboratory testing, field sampling and consulting services to professional service firms, developers, the mining industry, municipalities, government agencies, real estate professionals, citizen monitoring groups and residents.  What sets us apart from other firms is that we are specialized scientists who can successfully bridge the gap between biology and your project. Our team of biologists, scientists and technicians focus on ecology, environmental planning, water resources, stream assessment and restoration, and regulatory support.

Our Services include:

  • Stream Assessment
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Section 404/401 Clean Water Act (CWA) Environmental Permitting
  • Compensatory Mitigation Banking
  • Protected Species Surveying
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Stream Restoration/Enhancement
  • Macroinvertebrate Taxonomy
  • Drinking Water Analysis
  • Stormwater Management
  • Wetland Restoration/Enhancement
  • Erosion & Sediment Control
  • Nutrient Management Planning
  • Phase I & Phase II ESAs
  • Wastewater Permitting
  • Riparian Buffer Restoration
  • Environmental Sampling
  • Air Quality Assessment
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Historic/Cultural Resources Evaluation
  • Water Quality Sampling
  • Long-Term Monitoring
  • Pond and Lake Management

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