We can help you save time and money when finding your way through wetlands, and other environmental regulations.
Biological, Environmental, & Land Use
Consulting & Management Firm
We specialize in assisting clients with meeting
project design standards and goals
Since 1988, we have assisted with biologicals permitting
and contracting on over 40,000 acres
of public and private land
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Aqua-Terr Systems, Inc. is a quickly growing environmental consulting firm located in the heart of Whatcom County serving local and neighboring jurisdictions.  For over 30 years we have specialized in critical areas permitting, wetland assessments and delineation, buffer determinations, biological assessments and surveys, wetland impact analysis, habitat restoration, critical area reports, and wetland mitigation and monitoring. We are an active member in the Wetland Study Group and develop our knowledge and skills through continued education. Most of all, we value community and client relationships, and it shows through the services we provide to accomplish our customer’s goals. 



Since 1988, we have served over 1,750 clients on over 40,500 acres of public and private land through local, state, and federal biological permitting and consultation processes. We assess biological critical areas on tracts greater than 1,000 acres and parcels less than 1 acre for large and small development projects, including commercial, residential, and public facilities.

Our general service areas include Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and King counties, with clients in the greater Washington area, Alaska, and Canada. In addition, we consult with local jurisdictions including Anacortes, Arlington, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington, Ferndale, Hamilton, Lynden, Mount Vernon, Nooksack, Point Roberts, and Sedro-Woolley.  We also work with state agencies including Ecology and WDFW, federal agencies including Corps, USFWS, USEPA, and NOAA, and sovereign nations including the Upper Skagit, Nooksack, and Lummi Native Tribes.

Karla Gallina, BS, PWS, CERP

Owner/Principal Biologist

Tony Gallina, BA

Office Manager

Olin Anderson, MLA

Senior Biologist

Steven Walker, BS

Associate Biologist

Molly Harding, BS

Associate Biologist

Audrey Mark

Office Manager

Olivia Housen, BS

Biology/Equipment Intern

Leo Spencer

Business/Marketing Intern

Preliminary through Completion/Compliance for Wetland Permitting
Preliminary Floral & Faunal Surveys for Hydroelectric Permitting
Preliminary through Completion/Compliance for Wetland Permitting
Mitigation Planning for Wetland Permitting
Mitigation Planning for Shoreline Permitting
Mitigation Planning for Wetland Permitting
Preliminary Existing Conditions Valuation Study for Town Relocation


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