Confluence Wins Irrigation Water Management Study Contract

Confluence has been retained to complete an irrigation water management study on Brown’s Gulch near Ramsay, Montana. The purpose of the study is to identify and assess the opportunities for increasing in-stream flows in lower Brown’s Gulch. Environmental goals are to improve fish habitat; mitigate water quality concerns such as temperature, nutrients, and siltation; and improve the efficiency […]

Confluence Expands Wetland Division

Confluence has recently been retained by the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) to carry out a three year term contract for performing wetlands monitoring on MDT’s wetland mitigation sites throughout Montana.  Confluence’s Brian Sandefur, based in Bozeman, Montana, will be leading a team of 11 professionals to carry out annual wetland monitoring and reporting on MDT’s […]

Confluence Wins Contract To Develop Sediment Model

Confluence has been retained to quantify sediment loads from upland sources using GIS and Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) modeling strategies in the Boulder-Elkhorn TMDL Planning Area.  Confluence has significant experience modeling sediment using GIS based USLE sediment models.  We have successfully developed and implemented six watershed scale USLE models to characterize stream sediment:  Upper […]

Stream Restoration Progress on Goose Creek

Confluence has made ongoing progress towards designing rehabilitation plans for Goose Creek, located in the Upper West Branch of Priest River in the Idaho Panhandle. The Kalispell Tribe of Nations retained Confluence earlier this year to develop a conceptual design for restoring 4 miles of Goose Creek. Historic land uses along Goose Creek included channelizing […]

Habitat Restoration Underway at O’Dell Wetlands

In 2005 in Madison County, Montana, a cooperative effort to restore a wetlands area was initiated by private landowners, state and federal agencies, and local nonprofit organizations. In July 2009, Confluence was retained by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks to monitor the roughly 16 acre wetlands. Confluence staff completed wetland, open water, and vegetative mapping […]

Pinedale Stream Restoration Completed

Confluence recently completed the construction of two stream restoration projects near Pinedale, Wyoming. Each project involved narrowing existing stream channels using transplanted wetland sod mats and willows to improve fish habitat and sediment transport characteristics. In addition, high quality pool habitat was added to each stream to provide holding water for adult trout and fishing […]

Confluence Awarded Missouri-Cascade Monitoring Contract

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has recently awarded Confluence Consulting a contract to complete water quality monitoring in the Missouri-Cascade TMDL planning area. The project is being overseen by Confluence’s GIS specialist, Jim Johnson. Since 1996, Johnson has provided data management solutions to government and industry through interdisciplinary consulting firms. For over two decades, […]