ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Our mission is to provide you with powerful, integrated, and timely solutions to difficult water resource management problems. Trutta accomplishes this for you by blending modern computer modeling techniques with practical, science-based field methods.

Sound watershed planning decisions require a process that includes data collection, data organization (information management), data analysis (knowledge development), and scenario testing (conceptual understanding). Whether it is rapid field data collection techniques, GIS database development, or predictive modeling, we can help with all or any aspect of the data-to-decision process.

Trutta Environmental Solutions, LLC is an SBA-certified Minority, Economically Disadvantaged, Women Owned Small Business and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise focused on serving the water resources and fisheries communities. We are the developers of the High Definition Stream Survey (HDSS) method, a peer reviewed technique that integrates cutting-edge technology to make stream and river data collection faster, less expensive and more thorough than traditional collection methods.

Trutta partners with federal, state and local government agencies, private companies, non-profits, and public stakeholder groups to collect and organize a wide range of data. We consider human land and water needs, fish and wildlife habitat, and regulatory requirements to develop solutions that exceed our clients’ goals. Trutta’s innovative technical solutions enable you to operate more efficiently and profitably to achieve your mission-critical priorities.

CAPABILITIES STATEMENT

CODES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Minority and Women Owned

Trutta Environmental Consulting is proud to be part of the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program as well as an SBA certified Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). We are also a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)as certified by the National Women’s Business Enterprise Council.

Other Certifications

Trutta has both a Certified Fisheries Professional (FP-C) by the American Fisheries Society as well as an American Stormwater Institute-certified Qualified MS4 Stormwater Compliance Professional (MS4-SCP) on staff.

CERTFICIATIONS

  • SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Certified
  • Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) – Certification No. WOSB210739
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) – Certification No. WBE2100985
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE-State of Tennessee) – Certificate No. 042619-02
  • Qualified MS4 Stormwater Compliance Professional (MS4-SCP) – Certificate No.2017
  • Certified Fisheries Professional (FP-C)

NAICS CODES

  • 541620 – Environmental Consulting Services
  • 541360 – Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services
  • 541690 – Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
  • 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences

DUNS NUMBER: 080604337

UEI NUMBER: KSEQEJ7JN3M8

CAGE CODE: 7UFG4

CORE SERVICES

Trutta is a dynamic, leading-edge environmental consulting company focused on solutions for the water resources community. Our mission is to provide
powerful, integrated and timely data-driven solutions to difficult resource management problems. We accomplish this by blending modern computer
modeling techniques with innovative, science-based field methods.

Trutta’s innovative technical solutions enable you to operate more efficiently and profitably to achieve mission-critical priorities related to the following:

ADVANCED, RAPID, MULTI-SENSOR FIELD SURVEYS

  • High Definition Stream Surveys (HDSS)
  • High Definition Fish Surveys (HDFS)
  • Bathymetric Surveys


SPATIAL (GIS) AND NUMERICAL MODELING

  • Stream Corridor Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Mitigation/Restoration Site Prioritization
  • Aquatic Species Distribution and Habitat Suitability
  • Before/After or Change-over-Time Comparisons


PROJECT/PERMIT COMPLIANCE SUPPORT

  • MS4 and Stormwater Permits
  • NEPA and EIS Support
  • TMDL Development
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Assessment
  • Water Quantity and Quality Studies
  • Watershed Planning
  • Dam Removal Monitoring

OUR CONSULTANTS

Emiko Parham, M.A., MS4-SCP, President /Director of Business Operations

Ms. Parham is a founder and the President of Trutta Environmental Solutions and has over twelve years experience working in water management and environmental assessment and 25 years in business management. Ms. Parham is certified as a MS4 Stormwater Permit Compliance Professional by the American Stormwater Institute. Her knowledge of MS4 permit requirements and best management practices help successfully guide localities as they navigate the MS4 process. She also leads the development of Trutta’s High Definition Stream Survey (HDSS) to smoothly integrate outputs with current MS4 permit regulations. She has extensive experience in Business Administration, Project Management, Marketing, and Event Planning. Her diverse professional experience also includes extensive contract management ranging from rapid turn around projects to managing a multi-million dollar federal grant across the United States, Canada and Europe. In addition to her role as a MS4 expert with Trutta Environmental Solutions, she serves as company President where she leads business and contract administration, accounting and payroll, legal and insurance, and marketing and website design. Ms. Parham earned her M.A. from the University of Maryland and B.A. from Virginia Tech.

Emiko Parham, M.A., MS4-SCP, President /Director of Business Operations

Ms. Parham is a founder and the President of Trutta Environmental Solutions and has over twelve years experience working in water management and environmental assessment and 25 years in business management. Ms. Parham is certified as a MS4 Stormwater Permit Compliance Professional by the American Stormwater Institute. Her knowledge of MS4 permit requirements and best management practices help successfully guide localities as they navigate the MS4 process. She also leads the development of Trutta’s High Definition Stream Survey (HDSS) to smoothly integrate outputs with current MS4 permit regulations. She has extensive experience in Business Administration, Project Management, Marketing, and Event Planning. Her diverse professional experience also includes extensive contract management ranging from rapid turn around projects to managing a multi-million dollar federal grant across the United States, Canada and Europe. In addition to her role as a MS4 expert with Trutta Environmental Solutions, she serves as company President where she leads business and contract administration, accounting and payroll, legal and insurance, and marketing and website design. Ms. Parham earned her M.A. from the University of Maryland and B.A. from Virginia Tech.

James Parham, Ph.D., FP-C, Hydrologist and Aquatic Biologist / Director of R&D

Dr. Parham is the Director of Research and Development for Trutta Environmental Solutions and is a creator/developer of the High Definition Stream Survey and High Definition Fish Survey techniques. Dr. Parham is a Certified Fisheries Professional and Hydrologist with 30+ years in the water management profession. He has published extensively and created impact assessment models used to help guide water allocation decisions. Dr. Parham specialized in developing spatial (GIS) models that integrate hydrology, geomorphology and fish ecology used in instream flow, habitat suitability, fish passage, impact assessment studies. He serves as an associate research fellow with the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI and the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Parham is a past President of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, a M.S. from University of Guam, and a B.S. from Virginia Tech.

James Parham, Ph.D., FP-C, Hydrologist and Aquatic Biologist / Director of R&D

Dr. Parham is the Director of Research and Development for Trutta Environmental Solutions and is a creator/developer of the High Definition Stream Survey and High Definition Fish Survey techniques. Dr. Parham is a Certified Fisheries Professional and Hydrologist with 30+ years in the water management profession. He has published extensively and created impact assessment models used to help guide water allocation decisions. Dr. Parham specialized in developing spatial (GIS) models that integrate hydrology, geomorphology and fish ecology used in instream flow, habitat suitability, fish passage, impact assessment studies. He serves as an associate research fellow with the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI and the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Parham is a past President of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, a M.S. from University of Guam, and a B.S. from Virginia Tech.

Brett Connell, M.S., Hydrologist / Director of Sales

Mr. Connell is a key developer of the HDSS methodology and was the founder of Trutta Consulting, which merged with Parham and Associates Environmental Consulting in 2017. He has 15 years of professional experience in water resources, stream ecology, and fisheries biology with project experience throughout the US. Mr. Connell specializes in the development and application of innovative technologies that help solve difficult water resource management problems. He earned his M.S. in Biosystems Engineering Technology from the University of Tennessee, a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Toledo, and an Associates Degree in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture from Hocking College.

Brett Connell, M.S., Hydrologist / Director of Sales

Mr. Connell is a key developer of the HDSS methodology and was the founder of Trutta Consulting, which merged with Parham and Associates Environmental Consulting in 2017. He has 15 years of professional experience in water resources, stream ecology, and fisheries biology with project experience throughout the US. Mr. Connell specializes in the development and application of innovative technologies that help solve difficult water resource management problems. He earned his M.S. in Biosystems Engineering Technology from the University of Tennessee, a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Toledo, and an Associates Degree in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture from Hocking College.

Dane Shuman, M.S., Aquatic Ecologist / Senior Consultant

Mr. Shuman is an expert in fisheries and aquatic conservation and management, specifically threatened and endangered species. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the upper Great Plains working in habitats ranging from small wadable streams to North Americas longest river, the Missouri River. Mr. Shuman worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service serving as a Fisheries Biologist and Fisheries Supervisor overseeing federal management in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. He assisted in the development of numerous monitoring programs both large and small. He received his M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.S. from Doane College.

Dane Shuman, M.S., Aquatic Ecologist / Senior Consultant

Mr. Shuman is an expert in fisheries and aquatic conservation and management, specifically threatened and endangered species. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the upper Great Plains working in habitats ranging from small wadable streams to North Americas longest river, the Missouri River. Mr. Shuman worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service serving as a Fisheries Biologist and Fisheries Supervisor overseeing federal management in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. He assisted in the development of numerous monitoring programs both large and small. He received his M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.S. from Doane College.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

APPROACH

We at Trutta Environmental Solutions believe in ensuring a successful project and satisfied client. We achieve this mission by following the steps outlined below, always communicating with the client, addressing their problems and needs throughout the project duration and then providing training and follow-up consultations to make sure they can best use the information and data we provided.

Over the past six years, Trutta has surveyed nearly 1200 miles of rivers and streams for multiple successful projects. Our team uses modern client and project management software to keep projects running smoothly and on-time.