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R.A. Smith National Celebrates Culmination of June Nature Challenge

by Jessica Pairrett 1. July 2015 08:56

R.A. Smith National invited employees to a picnic at Mitchell Park in the City of Brookfield on June 30 in celebration of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance’s (WGBA) 30x30 Nature Challenge for the month of June. WGBA challenged individuals and organizations throughout the state to spend at least 30 minutes outside in nature during the 30 days of June.

Bill Kolstad, Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry for the City of Brookfield, provided a history and overview of the City’s park system and the Greenway Trail System, and
encouraged all in attendance to make use of the City’s parks and trails.

Tom Mortensen, site planner and landscape architect with R.A. Smith National, shared his experiences in working with the City of Brookfield, where he has provided park site master planning for Imperial Neighborhood Park, Lilly Heights Park (now under construction), Meadows of Brookfield Neighborhood Park (currently in planning stages) and improvements at the Mitchell Park Dog Exercise Area.

Visit our Facebook page to view more photos of the picnic. To learn more about the 30x30 Nature Challenge, click here.

Bill Kolstad, City of Brookfield Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, presented.

Tom Mortensen of R.A. Smith National also spoke to the firm’s employees.

R.A. Smith National’s Theran Stautz Attains Professional Wetland Scientist Certification

by Jessica Pairrett 26. June 2015 02:56

Theran Stautz, ecologist and project manager, of R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has obtained his professional wetland scientist certification. He provides wetland ecology services out of R.A. Smith National’s Madison office.

Stautz is one of only 10 assured wetland delineators with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He has more than 10 years of wetland and forest resource experience in the Great Lakes and Southeast regions of the United States. Additionally, Stautz has worked with local, state and federal clients, including the U.S. Forest Service and Department of Defense. Stautz holds a bachelor’s degree in natural resources, majoring in forest science and recreational resources management, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists.

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