Natural Resources Team Co-Department Head Heather is a Senior Environmental Scientist with over 16 years of experience. In addition to co-leading the NRT, she has expertise in managing and leading wetland delineations, forest stand delineations, environmental assessments, and other natural resources inventories for a variety of clients across a range of industries. Heather oversees the compilation of environmental data and assessment of impacts for planning documents, including NEPA, technical reports, and permit packages. As CRI’s lead MDNR Qualified Professional, Heather has an in-depth knowledge of state, county, and local forest conservation regulations and successfully helps clients navigate the forest conservation process, including preparing reforestation plans and securing forest mitigation. She is also adept at coordinating and obtaining natural resource permits or approvals for impacts to wetlands and waterways, roadside trees, and critical areas.