Environmental Scientist

Years of Experience: 5

Education/Training

  • M.E.S. Natural Resource Management, 2012
  • Regulatory IV Training, 2013
  • Clean Water Act Section 404 Training, 2014
  • Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS), Spring Sampling Training, 2015
  • MBSS Summer Sampling Training, 2015

Highlights of Experience

Stephanie is an Environmental Scientist who assists senior staff in conducting a variety of field studies and environmental assessments for the public and private sector.  Before coming to Coastal, she reviewed and commented on Clean Water Act Section 404 public notices, monitoring reports, and jurisdictional determinations at EPA Region III.  At Coastal, 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 Stephanie’s experience include:

Field Studies

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

  • conducts wetland delineations and 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