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Innovative Environmental Assessment, Monitoring, Planning, and Restoration
Innovative Environmental Assessment, Monitoring, Planning, and Restoration

About Us

Our Mission

FB Environmental is dedicated to practical stewardship of our natural world. We work to restore and protect ecosystems through science and community collaboration. We focus on clean water and biodiversity conservation, serving both public and private clients. We strive for sustainable solutions, resilience, and environmental justice in every project.

Clean Water, 
Strong Communities

We are a consulting firm specializing in environmental planning, assessment, monitoring, mapping, modeling, and restoration.

We provide reasonably priced, high-quality professional products and work with great attention to detail to meet the specific needs of our clients, project partners, and the public.

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Our Team

Meet the Staff

Our firm's associates have over 200 years of combined experience in conserving natural resources in New England.
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Our Services

Building the bridge between science and civic engagement.

We combine scientific and technical knowledge with excellent communication and collaboration skills. We have extensive real-world experience with a wide range of stakeholders. Our sectors include:

Environmental Monitoring

  • Lake, pond, stream, estuary, & marine environments
  • Pollutant load modeling
  • Stormwater analysis, mapping, compliance
  • Stream geomorphic & habitat assessments
  • Pollution source tracking
  • Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE)
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • MS4 compliance & monitoring

Ecological Services

  • Wetland delineation & mapping
  • Vernal pool assessments
  • Local, state, & federal permitting
  • Amphibian & reptile surveys
  • Natural resource inventories (NRI)
  • Invasive species mapping & planning
  • Stream channel and floodplain mapping
  • Macroinvertebrate monitoring

Land and Water Permitting

  • Solar Development Permitting
  • State Siting Regulation Assistance
  • Wetland & Shoreland Permitting
  • Regulatory Agency Consultation
  • US Army Corps Permitting
  • Municipal Site Plan Permitting
  • Third Party Site Inspections

Watershed & Community Planning

  • Watershed management plans
  • Shoreline, septic, & nonpoint source surveys
  • Best Management Practice planning & implementation
  • 319 grant writing & management
  • Municipal ordinance review & development
  • Grant writing & fundraising
  • Partnership building & stakeholder participation
  • Public meeting facilitation & outreach

Marine Science

  • Scientific diving
  • Marine mammal management
  • Aquaculture support
  • Intertidal & subtidal studies
  • Cooperative marine research
  • Fishing industry engagement & outreach


Climate Change

  • Climate change monitoring
  • Communicating climate science
  • Research & analysis of climate change impacts
  • Municipal resiliency planning
  • Resiliency & vulnerability analyses
  • Recommendations for adaption strategies
  • Stakeholder engagement, consultation, & capacity building
  • Support planning, design, & implementation of resilient infrastructure

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Public and Private, Large and Small

Our clients include lake and watershed associations, land trusts, private businesses and individuals, state and federal agencies, and municipalities. Here's what they say about us:

FBE helped us prepare a watershed management plan for Lake Kanasatka. Could not have teamed up with a better partner. We were able to complete our plan on time and on budget. Their level of expertise, communication, direction and commitment to the project was essential. All members of their team were fully transparent as to the direction we were headed, and frankly just a joy to work with.

—Tim Baker, Lake Kanasatka Watershed Association and Lake Winnipesaukee Association

Thank you for the 2020 Salmon Falls River TMDL Monitoring Report. As usual, this is very well written and holds tremendous value when sharing with upper management as well as city council members.

—Jamie L. Wood,
Chief Operator, Wastewater Division, Somersworth, NH

Simply stated, they do very good work in a highly efficient manner and have demonstrated the ability to continually evolve and find suitable answers to difficult questions.

—David Halliwell, PhD,
Maine Department of Environmental Protection

FB Environmental was absolutely masterful at facilitating the discussion between the two planning boards…. an amazing foundation for moving forward and opened the lines of communication in a way I never thought possible.

—Linda Schier,
Executive Director Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance

Your identification and description of the streams, wetlands, forest, and soil types brings far greater clarity to what we have [at our property] than I have ever seen before.

—Former US Rep. Tom Allen,
On FBE's Natural Resource Inventory of his property in Maine

FBE gave the best talk Iíve heard on how to implement actions to protect our lake. Iím so glad it was taped. I plan to make sure town committee members see the tape. FBE's presentation has given me the impetus to ensure that my granddaughter enjoys Spofford Lake as I do today!

—Pam Walton,
Chesterfield NH Conservation Commission and NH Lakes 2023 Lake Champion

By far the best report, strategies and recommendations I have heard as a Town Manager….Thank you!

—A Town Manager in Maine

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FBE Newsletter

Current FB Environmental E-Newsletter, Fall 2023

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FB Environmental assists volunteers of the Lake Kanasatka Watershed Association understand and correct cyanobacteria blooms from the lake. Read more....

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FB Environmental's Laura Diemer, CLM, presents at a New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services public hearing on a proposed alum treatment plan to Lake Kanasatka on behalf of the Kanasatka Watershed Association. The plan will address recurrent and persistent cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Kanasatka which have recently entered Lake Winnipesaukee.

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FB Environmental is assisting the Megunticook River Advisory Committee (MRCAC) in Camden, Maine. Learn more...

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Contact Us


97A Exchange Street
Suite 305
Portland, ME 04101

Directions to Portland Office

(207) 221-6699


New Hampshire

Cocheco Mills #3,
383 Central Ave, Suite 267
Dover, NH 03820

Directions to Dover NH Office

(603) 828-1456