Solving Challenging Problems to Improve the Environment and Our Communities


Strength and Expertise Across Four Key Areas

Environmental Sciences
Planning and Restoration
Technology and Innovation

Nearshore- and Aquatic-Based Engineering

As recognized leaders in design and management of nearshore- and aquatic-based projects, our engineers offer innovative and cost-effective technical solutions to address unique challenges and implement sustainable solutions. We work with our clients from the initial planning, site investigation, and feasibility evaluation stages, through design, plans and specifications, construction management, permit compliance, and environmental monitoring.

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Environmental Remediation and Management

Our environmental scientists apply cutting-edge analytical skills and a deep understanding of the science to solve environmental problems. For innovative and cost-effective solutions, we marshal resources in the many disciplines that comprise environmental sciences, including bioaccumulation, biology, chemistry, data analytics, ecology, environmental modeling, fisheries, geochemistry, hydrogeology, hydrodynamics, in situ amendments, limnology, nonaqueous phase liquid (NAPL), quality assurance, risk assessment, sediment, statistics, toxicology, fate and transport, water quality, wildlife, and more.

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Full-Spectrum Environmental Planning and Restoration

Anchor QEA provides a full spectrum of environmental planning and restoration services. Our planners and biologists develop strategies and manage the regulatory processes to secure necessary environmental approvals at federal, state, and local levels, and our landscape architects offer environmentally sensitive solutions for design and construction that incorporate habitat restoration and public access.

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Data-Driven Solutions to Meet Complex Environmental Challenges

Environmental data management, systems development, geospatial analysis, and visualization are core services at Anchor QEA. Our expertise resides in a coordinated team of chemistry, field services, database management, and GIS staff. Our experience gives us insight into the issues that affect data quality and the knowledge to circumvent those issues. Furthermore, we excel at visual representation of site data to facilitate communication of complex concepts and the overall story of a project.

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Serving Private and Public Sector Clients

Anchor QEA is a trusted leader in providing environmental science and engineering services. Our diverse expertise allows us to effectively serve industrial, energy, federal, state and local, ports and harbors, and shipyards/maritime clients across the United States.


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Delivering Quality and Service with Every Project

Coastal Engineering

Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline

Anchor QEA provided engineering design, permitting, and construction assistance services for a living shoreline project that involved preserving and protecting existing habitat while providing areas of secondary shellfish productivity.

The restoration project consists of three restoration components, 6 miles of living shoreline using a segmented rock breakwater, 46 acres of subtidal reef, and approximately 46 acres of marsh.

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Habitat Restoration and Mitigation

Port of Seattle Wetland Mitigation and Habitat Conservation Umbrella Bank

The Port of Seattle (Port) is proposing to develop a joint wetland mitigation and habitat conservation umbrella bank (bank) to provide compensatory mitigation for three separate sites totaling approximately 60 acres.

The bank is a unique opportunity to restore crucial habitat for federally threatened Chinook salmon, providing important natural resource values and habitat functions within the largest economic engine of the Puget Sound region.

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Construction Management

Scorpion Pier Reconstruction

The National Park Service (NPS) replaced and relocated Scorpion Pier and its access road to improve park operations and visitor experience and provide safe access to Santa Cruz Island—the most visited island in Channel Islands National Park.

The project addressed the deficiencies with the pier and road by creating a new pier and access road approach in a better location. In addition, the project design included features to address flooding and future projected changes in sea level without the need for a full replacement, and it accommodated construction on an island and in a volcanic rock environment.

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Make a Difference with Anchor QEA

Anchor QEA is an environmental science and engineering consulting firm working to improve the environment and our communities. Our vision is to be a growing company that is our clients’ first choice for solving their most challenging problems and our employees’ first choice as a company where they want to work.

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