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

About Us

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 100 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:

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

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

Conservation Lands

  • Master plans & open space plans
  • Baseline documentation
  • Stewardship training
  • Easement monitoring
  • Trail & property mapping
  • Cover type identification & mapping

Environmental & 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


Mapping Services

  • Large & small format digital maps
  • GIS analysis (topographic, watershed, viewshed, land use, impervious cover)
  • CommunityViz buildout analyses
  • Ecological assessment & mapping

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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:

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

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

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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In the News

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FBE Newsletter

Current FB Environmental E-Newsletter, Winter 2019

Previous Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017, Summer 2018

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Presque Isle City Council approves Kennedy Brook watershed restoration plan, developed in collaboration with FB Environmental.

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Contact Us


97A Exchange Street, Suite 305
Portland, ME 04101

Directions to Portland

(207) 221-6699


New Hampshire

170 West Road, Suite 6
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Directions to Portsmouth

(603) 828-1456