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Streamside Ecological Services, Inc. (SES) was founded in 2010 by Mike Nurse and Aaron Snell. Mike and Aaron have worked together for over ten years and share a goal of providing high-quality ecological consultation, based on sound-scientific principles, at an affordable price. Mr. Nurse has over 24 years of experience working for the Michigan Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality, and for private consulting firms, in the fields of aquatic and wetland biology and environmental regulations. Mr. Snell has 10 years of experience in watershed management, aquatic biology and river restoration.

SES has staff skilled and experienced in all aspects of watershed management and planning, stream and wetland habitat assessments, habitat improvements and restorations, and bank stabilization. Our staff has performed dozens of stream and drain assessments and improvement projects for clients such as MDOT, county drain commissioners, local governments, conservation groups and private landowners. In addition, our staff acted as the leading stream and wetland regulatory experts for the Michigan Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality prior to establishing SES.