weinkam_chuck

Senior Environmental Scientist

Years of Experience – 38

Education/Training

  • B.S. Biology, 1978
  • Rosgen Level V: River Restoration Design Implementation, 2005
  • Rosgen Level IV: River Restoration and Natural Channel Design, 1996
  • Rosgen Level III: River Assessment and Monitoring, 1995
  • Rosgen Level II: River Morphology and Applications, 1993
  • Rosgen Level I: Applied Fluvial Geomorphology, 1993
  • Engineering Innovative Fish Passage: Dam Removal & Nature-like Fishways, 2002
  • Fish Passageways and Bypass Facilities, 2000
  • Fluvial Geomorphology for Engineers, 1999
  • Fluvial Sediment Transport – Measurement, Analysis and Prediction, 1998
  • Interfluve, Inc.-Design of Natural Stream Channels, 1997
  • Graduate Program in Soils and Hydrology, 1995
  • Soil Bioengineering, 1993

Registrations/Certifications

  • MD DNR Certified Forest Conservationist, 1994
  • VA Certified Soil Scientist, 1994
  • COE Certified Wetland Delineator, 1993
  • MD Erosion and Sediment Control ‘Green Card’, 1985
  • Registered Environmental Sanitarian, 1984

Highlights of Experience

Chuck is an accomplished Senior Environmental Scientist with 37 years of experience in numerous natural resources management disciplines. A leader and visionary, Chuck is frequently called upon by regulatory agencies to provide leadership, oversight or expert input for complicated environmental problems. Chuck’s experience includes wetland and forest delineations, stream classification and restoration, soil evaluations and environmental assessments. Highlights of Chuck’s experience include:

Environmental Management
  • serves as Environmental Mitigation Manager for the Intercounty Connector overseeing project coordination, design and construction
Stream Team
  • provides technical guidance to CRI’s talented staff of technical experts who provide physical, chemical and biological assessments of streams and watersheds
  • proficient at Rosgen stream assessment and classification (Levels I-IV), watershed assessments, sediment transport analysis, gage calibrations, and developing grading plans for improved channel design, and planting plans for soil bioengineering and riparian buffer enhancement
  • prepares specifications for construction bid documents, cost estimates and construction management
Environmental Restoration
  • delivers extensive experience and training in environmental restoration techniques such as soil bioengineering and the Rosgen method of stream classification, which focuses on understanding the geomorphologic processes of streams and rivers, to assess the stability of streams and design restoration measures for improvement of channel stability, water quality and aquatic habitat
Field Studies and Document Preparation
  • conducts field studies of upland vegetative communities, significant wildlife habitat and rare, threatened and endangered species
  • reviews development plans for compatibility with environmental laws and regulations
  • assesses potential impacts and prepares technical reports, alternatives analyses and environmental impact statements for a wide range of development and transportation projects
  • delivers considerable experience assessing groundwater conditions and developing mitigation options for wetland and upland impacts
  • experienced in wetland & forest delineations