Daguna Consulting, LLC provides scientific expertise on the conservation and management of endangered species inhabiting our freshwater ecosystems.
Wow! That was some mussel population! In Spring 2018, we relocated over 2,000 mussels beyond the direct impact of a bank restoration in a western Minnesota river. We documented 13 species, including one state-listed species. This relocation ensured these mussels can continue to thrive, while land managers take action to keep sediment out of the river.
In recent years, our work has focused on better understanding the status and population dynamics of the federally endangered James spinymussel (Pleurobema collina). We have been partnering with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Three Oaks Engineering, James Madison University, Virginia Department of Conservation, and the U. S. Geological Survey in Virginia.
In 2016, we completed conservation plans for several state-listed mussels inhabiting the Virginia portion of the Upper Tennessee River Basin. Our work will guide informed management of an increasing imperiled fauna. We contine to work with Virignia Tech and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to monitor those populations in the Clinch River.
Daguna Consulting plays an active role in our communites, supporting efforts to protect our natural resources and reduce our collective ecological footprint.
Join us by supporting Earth Fest in Rochester, MN. Earth Fest week is April 16-22, 2018.
Or show support for the Zumbro Watershed Partnership
To find out more about the services we offer, please call 540-230-1042 or send us an email.
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