Dortman Environmental, LLC (DE) has over 25 years of experience in working with the federal and state regulatory statutes, administrative rules, and guidelines pertaining to wetlands, lakes, and streams identification and protection in the State of Michigan.  Prior to founding DE in 2014, David Dortman was responsible for coordinating wetland restoration on private lands with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partner for Wildlife Program for various county conservation districts throughout the Thumb of Michigan. 

Mr. Dortman also worked with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, now Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for over 13 years administering state and federal statues for aquatic natural resource protection by reviewing permit applications, coordinating compliance and enforcement, and serving as an expert witness for the State of Michigan.  Mr. Dortman subsequently has worked for the Michigan Department of Transportation since 2012 as an environmental permit coordinator responsible for securing environmental permits and approvals from EGLE, the U.S. Army Corps or Engineers, and the U.S. Coast Guard for transportation related projects.


Dortman Environmental, LLC provides focused assistance with:

  • Wetland identification, delineation, and assessment
  • Feasible and prudent alternative analysis for site plan development
  • Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) joint permit application preparation and submittals
  • Wetland mitigation monitoring and reporting
  • Wetland restoration, tree surveys, floristic quality assessments, and threaten and endangered species surveys


David Dortman – Owner


8888 State Road, Burtchville, MI 48059