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Ecologist Tina Myers Attains Wetland Delineation Assurance

by Jessica Pairrett 14. February 2017 09:45

Tina Myers, ecologist

R.A. Smith National now has two of 16 total assured wetland delineators recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Tina Myers, ecologist and project manager at R.A. Smith National, is now recognized as an assured wetland delineator with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). Myers and Theran Stautz, also an ecologist and project manager at R.A. Smith National, are two of only 16 assured wetland delineators in Wisconsin to attain this certification.

Myers is a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) with the Society of Wetland Scientists. She has more than 18 years of extensive experience in multidisciplinary ecological work, including wetland determinations and delineations; vegetation surveys including rare species surveys, plant community mapping and assessments; wetland functional assessments; environmental corridor mapping; wetland and waterway permit applications; and habitat restoration. Myers has worked with a wide variety of clients for commercial, governmental, industrial and municipal projects, as well as for private landowners.

Wetland Delineation Professional Assurance Program
The goal of the WDNR program is to protect the state’s wetlands and provide a high level of certainty about wetland boundaries during the project planning process. This also reduces time the state would need to spend reviewing wetland boundaries because these assured professionals meet established criteria set by the WDNR.  

Matthew Stangel Joins R.A. Smith National as Ecologist

by Karen Wiesneski 27. September 2016 06:37

Matthew Stangel has joined R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — in Brookfield, Wis., as an ecologist. Stangel is providing wetland and ecological services with an emphasis on providing environmental reviews and permitting services.

Stangel’s experience includes project management and construction of a variety of ecological restoration projects including stream bank reconstruction, erosion control, herbicide application and others. His experience further includes soil sampling, water quality monitoring, and groundwater conservation efforts. Stangel has gained diverse experience in the water resources and ecological fields including working for a private consultant as well as interning for a nature conservancy and NEW Water (Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District).

Stangel holds a bachelor’s degree in geography with an emphasis in environmental geography and a master’s degree in freshwater sciences and technology, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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