Montana Biological Survey and Stag Benthics, SP
Small Budget Projects
It's hard to get the big consulting firms to pay attention to your small projects < $5,000, the overhead makes these un-profitable. MBS is nimble in assembling a field crew or processing your samples with quick turn around times.
MBS can tackle projects on small travel budgets and is not afraid of getting dirty, even preferring camping to hotels, to keep our project costs lower than big consulting firms.
Additional Field Associates include scientists with Ph.D's from Montana State University, a B.S. from UC Santa Barbara and multiple macroinvertebrate processors (bug-pickers) with B.S. in Environmental Studies from the Univ. of Montana and Montana State Univ.
Montana Biological Survey (MBS) / Stag Benthics' Aquatic Ecologist Dave Stagliano, M.S. has been performing zoological/ecological studies in wetlands, streams & rivers for 25 years, the last 18 have been in the west (MT, ID, WY).
Dave’s past and present project clients have included universities; local, state, and federal agencies, watershed groups and other non-profit organizations, environmental and engineering firms, the mining and energy industry, conservation groups, and Native American tribal resource departments (see Focal and Past Projects).