Amanda Cruz 2017Environmental Scientist

Years of Experience: 3

Education/Training

  • B.S., Biology, 2012
  • Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) Summer Training, 2017
  • Eastern Mountains & Piedmont Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training, 2017

Highlights of Experience

Amanda is an Environmental Scientist who assists senior staff in conducting a variety of field studies and environmental assessments for the public and private sector. Amanda’s current responsibilities include assisting with wetland delineations, tree stand delineations, electrofishing surveys, stream and watershed assessments, data management, data analysis, and report preparation.  Highlights of Amanda’s experience include:

Field Studies

Assists senior scientists in performing a wide variety of field studies including:

  • conducts wetland delineations, forest stand delineations
  • collects benthic macroinvertebrates, fish, water quality, and aquatic habitat data
  • performs data entry and analysis
  • uses GPS and GIS technologies to support technical field work and reporting, including preparation of resource mapping
  • conducts mitigation site searches that include field studies to assess soils topography, vegetation, and sources of hydrology
Document Preparation
  • compiles and researches environmental data for technical reports, Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments and Natural Environmental Inventories
  • utilizes GIS programs to support environmental assessments, inventories, and impact analyses
  • performs functional assessments using EPW and NE methodologies in order to estimate functional capacity of wetlands residing within project boundaries
  • assists in preparing technical documents including wetland delineation reports and forest stand delineation reports