R2 Resource Consultants, Inc. (R2) is an environmental and engineering consulting firm specializing in fisheries biology; aquatic, wetland, and riparian ecology; hydrology; hydraulic, water resource, and facilities engineering including civil/structural design and construction services; and watershed analysis.Based in Redmond, Washington, with support offices in Vancouver, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska, R2 has specialized in projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, and has been recruited to work throughout the United States and Canada.
Based in Redmond, Washington, with support offices in Vancouver, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska, R2 has specialized in projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, and has been recruited to work throughout the United States and Canada. R2 provides technical support in the relicensing or licensing of hydroelectric projects, water rights, development of Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs), Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Environmental Site Assessments and project implementation. R2’s clients include utilities, mining companies, timber companies, water agencies, irrigators, municipalities, federal and state government agencies, and tribes.
Since 1992, R2’s staff of scientists and engineers have conducted a variety of studies and prepared designs related to management and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and support facilities including the following:
- Fisheries studies
- Threatened and endangered species investigations
- Aquatic invertebrate sampling and analysis
- Instream flow evaluations
- Flushing flow and sediment transport studies
- Water resources and hydrological investigations
- Water quality monitoring and modeling
- Fish passage evaluations including barrier analysis
- Fish passage concept development, cost estimating, and facilities design
- Channel and habitat restoration – culvert replacement for fish passage
- Wetland and riparian ecological studies and habitat assessments
- Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
R2’s staff are familiar with relevant state and federal environmental regulations, and routinely consult or negotiate with regulatory officials. R2 is especially well suited to conduct complex environmental studies that lead to sound ecological and engineering solutions.
As environmental consultants, our job is to help clients find effective, cost-efficient solutions to natural resource problems. The process of finding these solutions begins by clearly defining both the resource issues and the regulatory constraints related to them. Finding effective solutions also requires the integration of environmental concerns and ecological processes with sound engineering principles and analyses.
A final and important element is to incorporate the management goals and direction provided by the clients we serve. These principles serve to focus the technical direction of R2 as we work to meet the needs of our client.