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 23 wetland mitigation sites across the state. All wetland work tasks will be completed to fulfill U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requirements for documenting success of wetland construction at each site. Annual monitoring reports will be submitted to MDT and posted on their website. Sandefur has delineated and monitored thousands of acres of wetlands and has executed numerous successful mitigation plans. He is an effective team leader and works well with local, state, and federal agencies.
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 several thousand feet of the creek. The conceptual restoration plan will include restoring the creek to its historic elevation in order to provide improved in-stream habitat and a functional floodplain with dense riparian vegetation. The conceptual plan for this large stream restoration project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2010.
Confluence [kŏńflōō-əns], noun: A gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one juncture.
While commonly used to define the meeting of two streams, we also believe the term confluence best describes the manner in which we provide clients with superior, cost-effective solutions. We work closely with our clients to ensure each of our projects is a confluence of creative ideas, thoughtful planning, effective communication, and quality implementation. Confluence Consulting is uniquely located in Bozeman, Montana. We have completed high quality work for clients spanning 16 states.