Alison cropped 2015Environmental Scientist

Years of Experience: 4.5


  • MEM, Environmental Management, Global Environmental Change, 2013
  • M.F., Forestry, 2013
  • B.A., Biological Sciences/Native American Indian Studies, 2010
  • Certificate in GIS and Geospatial Analysis, 2013
  • Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) Spring Sampling Training, 2015
  • MBSS Summer Sampling Training, 2015, 2016
  • Eastern Mountains & Piedmont Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training, 2017


  • ISA Certified Arborist, 2018
  • MBSS, Fish Taxonomist Qualifying Score, 2016
  • MBSS, Frog Call Test Qualifying Score, 2015
  • MBSS, Invasive Plants Qualifying Score, 2015

Highlights of Experience

Alison is an Environmental Scientist who performs natural resources analyses and assists senior staff in a variety of field studies for the public and private sectors. Her experience includes forest resource surveys, document preparation and assessment of terrestrial environments, and surface and groundwater sampling. She is proficient in GIS and Python, and uses it to create maps to support environmental documentation. Highlights of Alison’s experience include:

Field Studies

Assists senior scientists in field studies including:

  • wetland delineations
  • forest stand delineations and tree surveying
  • rare plant and animal surveys
  • electrofishing and fish relocations
  • mitigation site searches
  • data entry and analysis
  • uses GPS and GIS technologies to support technical field work and reporting, including preparation of resource mapping
Document Preparation
  • utilizes GIS in map development to support technical writing and environmental assessments
  • compiles and researches environmental data for technical reports, and assists senior staff with Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments and Small Watershed Action Plans
  • prepares technical documents including wetland delineation reports and forest stand delineation reports
  • develops Python scripts for easy data entry and quality control of data input