Richland, Wash. – In June 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) selected EAS, working with Normandeau Associates, to provide professional and technical scientific expertise to support biological evaluations related primarily to the Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program in the Snake and Columbia River Basins.
EAS fisheries biologist Dennis Dauble will provide senior fish passage expertise to USACE as part of this project, and principal scientist Brett Tiller will afford his extensive experience conducting environmental sampling and characterization in aquatic and riverine environments of the region. EAS also will serve as the primary vessel provider for the biological investigations. With its fleet of fully equipped research vessels outfitted with specialized equipment and instrumentation and pool of U.S. Coast Guard-certified captains, EAS is in an ideal position to provide boating services.
This indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract will help the USACE fulfill specific biological objectives identified for the program and respond to litigation-related issues associated with implementation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Endangered Species Act s and resulting FCRPS Biological Opinion.