What We Do


Wildlife and Endangered Species

- Endangered Species Consulting

- Habitat Conservation Plans

- Biological Evaluations

- NEPA (Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments)

- Sampling to Support Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA)

- Ecological Risk Assessment

- Environmental Permitting Assistance

- Grant Writing


Environmental Monitoring

- Fish Surveys (IBI assessment)

- Benthic Macroinvetebrate Surveys (ICI assessment)

- Aquatic Habitat  (QHEI analysis) Assessment/Restoration

-Wetland Delineation

- Water Quality Sampling

- Sediment Sampling

- Groundwater Monitoring

- Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing Support

- NRDA and NEPA Support

- Use Attainability Analysis (UAA)

- Data Management and Statistical Design


Preparation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans

- Industrial Site SWPPPs

- Construction Site SWPPPs


Detention Basin Inspection and Evaluation, Wisconsin


Great Lakes Ecological Monitoring completed an inspection and evaluation of a detention basin at a FedEx Facility in central Wisconsin.  Sediment sampling and analysis was conducted to determine appropriate disposal options for sediments should they be removed. The work was performed for FrontStreet Facility Solutions, Inc. A final report was prepared that outlined the current condition of the basin and what steps need to be taken to bring the basin back to it's original design condition. 

Electrofish Sampling on the Kalamazoo River, Michigan


Great Lakes Ecological Monitoring provided the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality electrofishing support in the collection of carp and young-of-year smallmouth bass from the Kalamazoo River.  Mr. French worked closely with the paper company's consultant (Wood, Inc) in the collection of targeted fish species from the river. 

Bathymetric Survey Yahara River, City of Stoughton, Wisconsin

In conjunction with JSD Professional Services, Inc, Great Lakes Ecological Monitoring conducting bat

In conjunction with JSD Professional Services, Inc., Great Lakes Ecological Monitoring LLC conducted bathymetric surveys across the Yahara River. The work was preformed for the City of Stoughton, Wisconsin to support the development of a white-water park in the vicinity of 4th Avenue.

About Us

Who we Are


The firm's Principal, Ronald French, has been engaged in Environmental Monitoring for over 30 years.  He has worked closely with industrial, municipal, state and federal clients to support their environmental monitoring needs.  Additional team members include those who have left general consulting, but who still want to work in their respective career field. These interdisciplinary skill sets include: restoration ecology, geology, stream hydrology, wetland delineation, groundwater, risk assessment and public relations.

Environmental Monitoring Experience


Over 100 years of combined experience in environmental monitoring, which includes remediation monitoring at small-industrial sites to managing monitoring activities at large complex Superfund Mega-Sites.  Our work includes preparing Field Sampling Plans (FSPs), Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs), Long Term Monitoring Plans and Health and Safety Plans.  Once these plans are complete then we can assist you in collecting the necessary data to support your project objectives. 

Veteran-Owned Small Business


Ronald French honorably served in the United States Air Force, assigned to the 394th Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Test Maintenance Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Great Lakes Ecological Monitoring LLC is certified as a Veteran Owned Business in the State of WIsconsin (Certification Number 606).  Additionally, on August 30, 2017, Great Lakes Ecological Monitoring LLC was  verified by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB).

Preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans


The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires that operators of "discharges associated with industrial activity" obtain a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Under the permit, the operator of the facility is required to develop a plan that controls pollutants that may be discharged into storm water run off.  Great Lakes Ecological Monitoring has experience in preparing both industrial and construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP).  

Experience with Federal and State Agencies


We have a wealth of experience working with federal and state natural resource and regulatory agencies in the Great Lakes area, and with other regulatory agencies throughout North America. 

Mr. French led a successful team effort to develop the ASTM Standard Guide for Sediment Corrective Action-Monitoring (E3164-18).  This standard was recently published by ASTM.

Business Codes


Great Lakes Ecological Monitoring LLC is active in the U.S. Federal Government's System for Award Management. 

  • NAICS 541620 Environmental Consulting
  • NAICS 562910 Environmental Remediation Services
  • NAICS 541620 Ecological Restoration Consulting Services
  • CAGE Code: 7WRZ6
  • Dane County Vendor #27824
  • Diversity Classification by the Ameren Corporation as a Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (VBE).


Contact Us

Great Lakes Ecological Monitoring LLC

2653 Cambrian Circle, Madison, WI 53711, US

Office: 608.358.5789 Cell: 314.799.0056


Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

Yes, we do travel, and will travel to your job sites when necessary.

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