Environmental initiative gaining traction

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Data collection tower at NEON’s Boulder, CO, headquarters

As part of our Environmental Initiative to expand and enhance our client services, two new scientists have joined the team. Lou Bridges in our Denver, Colorado, office and Kim Shannon in our Tulsa, Oklahoma, office recently joined Mead & Hunt. They bring great experience, allowing us to offer additional environmental services to existing and new clients including energy, federal and private sectors.

Lou has nearly 25 years of experience on large-scale environmental strategic planning projects involving federal natural resource agencies, environmental policy analysis and compliance system development, management of numerous National Environmental Protection Act and California Environmental Quality Act compliance, permitting and documentation efforts.

Kim specializes in transportation-related environmental assessments, oil and gas pipeline ROW environmental assessments, pipeline 404 permitting and floodplain permitting, NEPA compliance and wetland delineation.

One of our newest environmental clients is the National Ecological Observatory Network, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. As stated on its website “It’s a continental-scale observation network system to collect data for examining ecological change over time.” More than 100 sites are being constructed. Our initial work with NEON will include pre-construction vegetation and cultural surveys for three sites and we anticipate additional work to support their program going forward. It’s exciting to be participating in this great program.

Laura Morland, PE

About the Author

As Environmental Practice Leader, Laura Morland, P.E., gets involved with a variety of projects. She enjoys the collaborative nature of the environmental practice, which involves clients, stakeholders and  environmental specialists in developing solutions. “I like having a chance to apply lessons-learned to new projects and situations.” In her spare time, she enjoys reading and working in her woods and prairie.


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