Little River Consultants was founded in 2015, providing you a new option for Natural Resource Consulting.  We may be a newly formed company, but we are built on experience.  Our president and founder has over 25 years of experience in the industry, focused in Indiana and the greater Midwest. We are a Woman-Owned Small Business, located in the heart of Indiana.


  • 5.1 Environmental Document Preparation - EA/EIS

  • 5.2 Environmental Document Preparation - CE

  • 5.3 Environmental Document Preparation - Section 4(f)

  • 5.4 Ecological Surveys

  • 5.5 Wetland Mitigation

  • 5.6 Waterway Permits


little river consultants IS certifiED WITH idoa FOR:

  • Wetland and Prairie Restoration


and is certified through the following programs:

  • DBE with Indiana Department of Transportation

  • WBE with Indiana Department of Administration

  • WBE with City of Indianapolis

  • Buy Indiana Initiative

Little River Consultants provides a wide range of natural resources services.  Let us know if we can help you with any of the following:


  • Wetland Delineations

  • Stream Assessments

  • Clean Water Act Section 401/404 Permit Applications

  • Stream, Wetland, and Habitat Mitigation Design

  • Mitigation Construction Oversight

  • Mitigation Monitoring

  • Macroinvertebrate Collection

  • Fish Index of Biotic Integrity

  • Habitat Restoration Plans

  • Watershed Studies

  • Erosion Control Inspections

  • National Environmental Policy Act Documents

  • Endangered and Threatened Species Habitat Assessment

  • Floristic Quality Assessment

Rachele Baker , Chief Ecologist, President, and Founder  Professional Wetland Scientist, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control

Rachele Baker, Chief Ecologist, President, and Founder

Professional Wetland Scientist, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control


After more than 25 years working in the natural resources industry - including 5+ years at the Indiana Department of Transportation and 20+ years of consulting - I have decided to embark on a new venture.  I founded Little River Consultants in July, 2015, to focus on providing high quality natural resource consulting services.  

After 15 years in consulting, and in a post-recession world, I became concerned that senior staff were involved less and less in execution of projects and development of junior scientists, due to budget constraints.  It also seemed that most of the staff conducting “on the ground” work had insufficient experience and training.

I founded Little River on the idea that experienced personnel should remain active participants in projects and are obliged to mentor the next generation of scientists.  This can be accomplished without budget overruns by controlling overhead costs.  Keeping experienced staff involved at the project level provides better products for the client, and results in better management of our natural resources.  Mentoring junior staff ensures that tradition continues.

Feel free to view my resume, and give me a call if we can assist you with your project.

Need assistance with your Natural Resource project?  Trust our extensive experience to guide you through the process.  Don't hesitate to call or email us to discuss your specific needs.






General Inquiries

Contact our President - Rachele Baker


Located in the heart of indiana