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About Us 2018-09-24T13:08:20+00:00

ABOUT US

We offer environmental solutions for municipalities, non-profit organizations, developers, and transportation agencies.

Niswander Environmental offers environmental solutions for municipalities, non-profit organizations, developers, and transportation agencies. Niswander Environmental is the largest mitigation banker in Michigan and can provide wetland mitigation solutions for any project. Niswander Environmental’s staff bring over 100 years of combined professional experience, including work in the academic, public sector, and consultant arenas.

Our staff specializes in ecological assessments, wetland mitigation design, invasive species management, mitigation monitoring, natural features inventories, T&E surveys, site planning, wetland delineations, permitting, stream restoration, and construction services. Niswander Environmental has the expertise needed to lead you through the often confusing myriad of environmental regulatory laws and requirements. In addition to designing and permitting projects, we also serve as contractors that build our projects in the real world. This level of service gives us a unique perspective and an enlightened ability to provide solutions to the most complex environmental problems. Our problem solving abilities separate us from our competitors. We consistently are able to accurately identify our customer’s needs and develop and implement cost effective, innovative solutions that are realistic. Since we frequently identify solutions to seemingly “dead-end” projects by thinking outside the box, we are becoming known as the firm to call when faced with complex ecological and site planning issues.

Niswander Environmental is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council in partnership with the Michigan Women’s Business Council (No. 243298).

  • Our staff members hold certifications as:
  • LEED AP®
  • Certified Arborist

  • MDA Nursery Stock Dealer
  • Stormwater Operators
  • Certified Pesticide Applicators
  • Associate Ecologist
  • State of Michigan Threatened & Endangered Species Permit Holders
  • Professional Wetland Scientists

  • Natural Shoreline Certified Professional

MEET THE TEAM

Angela C. Niswander

Principal

Ms. Niswander is the co-founder of Niswander Environmental, the Paw Paw Wetland Mitigation Bank, and the Clinton River Wetland Mitigation Bank and has over 15 years of wildlife science and wetlands experience. Her extensive wildlife experience has extended from urban locales to remote regions of the Oregon Coast Range and the Alaska Peninsula, with research focusing on passerines, rare shorebirds, waterfowl, and botanical assessments and inventories. Complete bio here.

Steve Niswander

Steven F. Niswander

Principal

Dr. Niswander is co-owner of Niswander Environmental, Paw Paw Wetland Mitigation Bank, and the Clinton River Wetland Mitigation Bank. Dr. Niswander has over 18 years of wetlands and environmental management experience. Dr. Niswander is one of the founding members of the Michigan Wetlands Association (MWA) and was elected its first President. His areas of research included wetlands for wastewater treatment, water quality, and ecological modeling as well as mitigation wetland functions.

Todd M. Losee

Project Manager

Todd Losee has worked as a wetland, lakes and stream specialist/analyst for the past fifteen years with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). During his professional career with MDEQ, Todd coordinated the development and management of the General Permit and Minor Project categories for wetlands, lakes and streams, and Great Lake Submerged Lands regulations. Todd served as the state’s expert in wetland identification and oversees the DEQ’s Wetland Identification Program (WIP) and the development of the Michigan Rapid Assessment Method for wetlands (MiRAM).

Ecologists

Tyler J. Smith

Rebecca L. Bradford

Drew M. Walterhouse