SWS-NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER NEWS
Hand's On Wetland Creation Workshop for Professionals - will be held June 25 and 26, 2013, in Barnstable, MA. This is the third year Mass Audubon has offered wetland professionals a novel hands-on workshop with Tom Biebighauser, but this year we are focusing on restoration as opposed to creation. In contrast to prior years, this workshop will focus on practical, low cost techniques for restoring existing degraded wetlands to their former functioning state. Participants will learn Tom Biebighauser’s proven groundwater construction method, engage in hands –on restoration identification exercises, network with colleagues and more! More Information
President: Chester C. Bigelow III
Chester C. Bigelow III, PWS, is an aquatic ecologist at the James W. Sewall Company in Old Town, Maine. His areas of specialization include wetland delineation and functional assessment, spill response and damage assessment, field collection and statistical analysis of chemical and biological data, environmental assessments, and Section 401/404 permitting. A Marine Corps veteran, he holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vice President: David Cameron
David Cameron, PWS, is an ecologist and wetland scientist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science and has been employed as a consultant for the past 13 years. His principal interests include wetlands, land use, and rare species policy analysis. He has served as an officer of the SWS New England Chapter since 2000.
Secretary: Jennifer Doyle-Breen
Jennifer Doyle-Breen has a B.A. in biology from Holy Cross and an M.S. in plant biology from the University of New Hampshire. She is a certified professional wetland scientist with over fifteen years experience in wetland science and consulting. For the past eleven years Ms. Doyle-Breen has been employed by Metcalf & Eddy in Wakefield, MA, working in all aspects of wetland consulting, including wetland delineation, functional assessment, permitting, long-term plant monitoring, vegetation surveys, and mitigation design. She has been secretary of the SWS New England Chapter since 2002.
Treasurer: Paul J. McManus
Paul J. McManus, PWS is the President and owner of EcoTec, Inc. of Worcester, Massachusetts an environmental consulting firm which he founded in 1990. He received certification as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS #962) in 1995. Paul received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and a Master of Science in Ecology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He works as a consulting wetland scientist for commercial and municipal clients, where his work includes substantial peer review consulting for local conservation commissions.
LINKS to STATE WETLAND SCIENTIST ORGANIZATIONS
Connecticut Association of Wetland Scientists
Maine Association of Wetland Scientists
Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists
New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists
Rhode Island Association of Wetland Scientists
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