Megan with Snake croppedSenior Environmental Scientist

Years of Experience: 9

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
  • Eastern Mountains & Piedmont Regional Supplement Wetland Delineation Training, 2017

Registrations

  • Professional Wetland Scientist, 2021
  • 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 a Senior Environmental Scientist who leads a variety of field studies and environmental assessments for the public and private sector. She conducts wetland delineations, wetland functional assessments, mitigation site searches, forest stand delineations, tree surveys, fish surveys, RTE plant and animal surveys, and other field inventories.  Megan is proficient in using GIS to generate mapping of natural resources for reporting tasks and permit submittals, conducting background research, data compilation and data management.  Highlights of Megan’s experience include:

Field Studies

Preforms a wide variety of field studies including:

  • conducts wetland delineations, forest stand delineations, and tree surveys
  • performs functional assessments using NE methodologies in order to estimate functional capacity of wetlands residing within project boundaries
  • conducts rare, threatened, and endangered species surveys for plant and animal species including surveys for the federally threatened bog turtle
  • collects benthic macroinvertebrates, fish, water quality, and aquatic habitat data
  • conducts mitigation site searches for streams and both tidal and non-tidal wetlands that include field studies to assess soils topography, vegetation, and sources of hydrology
  • performs data entry and analysis
  • uses GPS and GIS technologies to support technical field work and reporting, including preparation of resource mapping
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 NE methodologies in order to estimate functional capacity of wetlands residing within project boundaries
  • prepares technical documents including wetland delineation reports and forest stand delineation reports