Megan with Snake croppedEnvironmental Scientist

Years of Experience: 6

Education/Training

  • B.S. Animal Behavior & Psychology, minor Biology, 2010
  • Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the Atlantic Coastal Plain Training Workshop, 2012
  • Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS), Spring Sampling Training, 2013
  • MBSS Summer Sampling Training, 2015

Registrations

  • DNR Forest Conservation Qualified Professional, 2016
  • MBSS Herpetofauna Taxonomy Exam Qualifying Score, 2015, 2016
  • MBSS Fish Taxonomist Qualifying Score, 2015, 2016
  • MBSS Frog Call Test, Qualifying Score, 2013

Highlights of Experience

Megan is an Environmental Scientist who assists senior staff in conducting a variety of field studies and environmental assessments for the public and private sector. She assists with wetland delineations, fish surveys, GPS survey of wetland boundaries and trees, and other field inventories as needed.  She prepares GIS mapping of natural resources for reporting tasks and permit submittals, and assists with background research, data compilation and data management.  Highlights of Megan’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
  • conducts mitigation monitoring and reports results to MDSHA and regulatory agencies via the Wetland Mitigation Management System
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