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R.A. Smith National Adds Tina Myers as Ecologist, Project Manager

by Karen Wiesneski 16. May 2012 04:22

R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., has added Tina Myers to its ecological staff. 

Myers has more than 13 years of extensive ecological experience including more than 11 years in private consulting and an additional two years in the public sector working with the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources. She has been acknowledged as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) with the Society of Wetland Scientists since 2004 and is a Certified Wetland Specialist (CWS) in Illinois. She has a bachelor’s degree in biological aspects of conservation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Myers’ background includes delineation of hundreds of wetlands in Wisconsin and Illinois; wetland functional assessments; wetland mitigation design/construction oversight; wetland and waterway permits; preparation of Environmental Access Plans (EAPs) and Environmental Plans (EPs) for transmission line rebuilds as well as construction monitoring; vegetation surveys including rare plant surveys; plant community mapping and assessment; wildlife surveys; rare species surveys including Karner Blue Butterfly (KBB) surveys; environmental corridor refinement; Environmental Assessments (EAs), feasibility studies and Natural Resource Protection Plans (NRPPs).

Myers will work with Heather Patti, an ecologist who joined R.A. Smith National in 2010, in providing the following ecological services:  wetland delineation; wetland functional assessments; wetland analysis, treatment and design; wetland and waterway permitting; wetland restoration and mitigation; upland habitat restoration; native planting design; environmental monitoring of construction sites; Environmental Access Plans (EAPs); Environmental Plans (EPs); Environmental Assessments (EAs); environmental corridor refinement; feasibility studies; natural area assessments; Natural Resource Protection Plans (NRPPs); stewardship plans; vegetation surveys including rare plant surveys; plant community mapping and assessment; rare and endangered species surveys; and wildlife surveys.

R.A. Smith National’s ecological staff work closely with the firm’s engineers, landscape architects, water resources specialists and surveyors to serve a wide range of public and private sector clients, including developers, government, lake districts/associations, non-profits, private industry, real estate professionals, utilities and others.

Myers lives in Brookfield, Wis.






Ryan Lentz Joins R.A. Smith National’s Land Development Services Division as Civil Engineer

by Karen Wiesneski 18. April 2012 11:29

R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., has added Ryan Lentz as a civil engineer in the land development services division. Lentz has more than 15 years of diverse experience as a civil engineer, including private development site design, public works infrastructure design, storm water management, municipal engineering, soil and water conservation and construction management.

At R.A. Smith National, Lentz’s responsibilities include site, grading, utility, erosion control and stormwater management plan development for private sites in addition to assisting clients with regulatory site permit approvals. 

Lentz has worked in both the public and private sectors, first as an engineering technician for the Village of Shorewood and most recently, in the private sector as a civil and municipal engineer for local consulting engineering firms. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a bachelor’s degree in watershed management from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master’s degree in environmental science from Lancaster University, Lancaster, England.


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