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Craig is past-President of ERO and has been consulting on land, water, and environmental resource issues since 1978. He is the lead scientist or economist on a variety of projects addressing coordination and testimony in complex litigation and alternatives dispute resolution, water rights and water resource evaluations, Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act compliance, economic analyses and appraisals, soil surveys and land classification, land use planning, and agronomy.
"Over a period spanning twenty years, and involving numerous complex and very exhaustive federal and state environmental regulatory processes, I have had the privilege of working with Craig Sommers and his extremely competent and professional staff at ERO [on the Salt River Project]."
- Paul Cherrington, Manager (retired), Water Engineering & Transmission, Salt River Project
Aleta has worked for ERO since 1994 and has experience in National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act compliance. Her project experience includes highway reconstruction permitting, reservoir reoperation, water supply systems, oil and gas exploration and extraction, and mining operations. In addition to federal and state planning and permitting, Aleta has experience in local and municipal issues such as open space resource planning and management, watershed management and permitting, and County 1041 programs. In 2007, Aleta successfully established ERO’s Western Slope office in Hotchkiss, Colorado, and was elected President of ERO in 2012.
Bill has a broad background in natural resource and open space planning, natural resource assessments, National Environmental Policy Act documentation, and water resource studies throughout Colorado and the intermountain West. He has a sound understanding of environmental and land use planning, natural resource policy, biological sciences, and GIS mapping. This interdisciplinary background of technical and professional skills has enabled Bill to effectively coordinate diverse project teams. Bill’s comprehensive approach to natural resource problems and issues enables him to develop workable and sustainable solutions.
"In presenting this Certificate of Appreciation we would like to thank Ron Beane and Bill Mangle of ERO for their hard work and diligence in writing and completing the HCP document. Without them the successful completion of this HCP would not have been possible."
- Steve Vandiver, General Manager, Rio Grande Water Conservation District, and Terry Ireland, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jack has been with ERO since 1999 providing environmental and geologic consulting for a wide range of development and redevelopment projects. His experience includes Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, site characterization and monitoring, remedial action evaluations, asbestos-contaminated soils remediation, solid and hazardous waste management, abandoned mine assessment, and Voluntary Cleanup and Brownfields redevelopment. Jack leads ERO’s Geoscience division from Denver, providing environmental due diligence and remediation services throughout the west.
Ron has worked to conserve wildlife and wildlife habitat since 1980 as a professional ecologist and wildlife biologist. His expertise addresses threatened and endangered species issues, wildlife inventories and research, National Environmental Policy Act, environmental permitting, and environmental planning. Ron’s project experience includes highway reconstruction permitting, reservoir construction, water supply systems and storage reallocation, oil and gas exploration and extraction, transmission line siting and construction, and mining operations. In addition to federal and state planning and permitting, he has experience in local and municipal issues such as open space resource planning and management, endangered species conservation and recovery plans, wildlife management and permitting, and County 1041 programs.
Sean has practiced cultural resource management since 1996, and has served as the cultural resource manager for ERO since 2005. He is responsible for all facets of cultural resource compliance, developing work plans, coordinating with clients and regulatory agencies, ensuring regulatory compliance and best practices, and maintaining quality assurance and control. Sean has a broad range of Section 106 compliance experience including municipal water development, transportation, electrical transmission, vegetation management, land development, oil and gas development, mineral development, and Section 404 Clean Water Act compliance. He is the primary lead for conducting Native American coordination and National Environmental Policy Act impact assessments. Sean has served as principal investigatory on more than 500 projects with cultural resource components for clients such as the Federal Highway Administration, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps of Engineers, cities, counties, special districts, and engineering firms.
Nicole is a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) specialist and has experience in environmental consulting, hazardous materials management, and emergency response. Since 1997, she has prepared environmental documentation and coordinated activities under NEPA for multiple federal, state, and local agencies. Nicole has led NEPA projects from start to finish; performing NEPA compliance for a variety of projects such as water infrastructure, mining, transportation, and natural resource management. Her training and experience also includes public involvement and meeting facilitation, and she has prepared transportation and visitor use plans and transportation master plans for federal, state, and local agencies. In addition, Nicole has managed cleanups at superfund sites and performed hazardous materials compliance activities.
Kathy is a cultural resources project manager and cultural GIS lead for ERO with more than 18 years of experience in cultural resource management. She completed her PhD at the University of New Mexico in 2010 and holds federal and state permits to conduct archaeological investigations statewide in Colorado (state lands and BLM), Utah (BLM), New Mexico (state lands), and North Dakota, as well as USDA National Forest Region 2; Santa Fe, Lincoln, and Gila national forests; and within the northwest area of New Mexico (BLM). Kathy has supervised or participated in survey, testing, and mitigation phase fieldwork in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, and Belize. Her responsibilities include project development, project management, and supervision of all stages of archaeological data collection including file search and literature reviews (Class I), sample inventory (Class II), intensive inventories (Class III), evaluative testing, and data recovery. She specializes in GIS applications and spatial analysis and ceramic technology. As the cultural GIS lead, she is also responsible for the analysis and presentation of all cultural GIS data.
Moneka Worah has worked as a natural resource specialist since 2004, focusing on wetland and riparian ecosystems. She has experience in wetland delineations, Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting, wetland and riparian restoration, functional assessments, and threatened and endangered species surveys. Moneka has assisted clients with obtaining Section 404 Nationwide, Regional, and Individual permitsfor wetland impacts and assisted with Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultations with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Moneka also has experience in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance and has prepared Environmental Assessments and assisted with Environmental Impact Statements. She has worked on a variety of projects including stream and wetland restoration, large wind development projects, residential developments, oil and gas, recreational trails and facilities, and road construction.
David is a graphic designer, illustrator, and GIS Specialist with more than 30 years of professional experience. David specializes in designing publications that address culturally and environmentally sensitive issues and community concerns and perceptions in meaningful, distinctive ways. He has experience with offset printing, web-oriented design, public display materials, and interpretive signage. David also uses GIS to generate creative planning products. He uses ESRI’s and Adobe’s suites of products for mapping, analyses, and display of geographic data. He is able to work between creative and technical platforms to synthesize accurate web and print applications.
Denise has worked as an ecologist since 1993 conducting wetland, vegetation, and threatened and endangered (TE) species surveys. She has worked with a variety of federal, state, and local agencies on permitting issues for wetlands, TE species, and other environmental concerns. As part of the permitting process, she has designed numerous wetland mitigation sites and other revegetation sites for government and private land owners.
Steve has provided expertise in ecological consulting since 1995, conducting and managing natural resource investigations throughout Colorado and the western and central United States. Steve’s experience includes serving as project manager and assistant project manager for numerous NEPA projects, preparing environmental assessments, and preparing sections of environmental impact statements. He has prepared biological assessments and habitat conservation plans, conducted habitat evaluations and surveys for threatened and endangered species. Steve is also a certified Professional Wetland Scientist with experience in wetland delineation, wetland mitigation, Section 404 permitting, threatened and endangered species, Endangered Species Act compliance, vegetation surveys, and rare species surveys.
Wendy joined ERO in 2006 as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist and has more than 15 years of experience using GIS specifically for applications of natural resource management. Her software skills include Microsoft Office, AutoCAD LT, Microstation, and ESRI’s suite of GIS products. Wendy is trained and experienced in working through the Wyoming Density and Disturbance Calculation Tool (DDCT) for Greater Sage-Grouse and Functional Assessment of Colorado Wetlands (FACWet) Method processes. She is also knowledgeable in habitat and site location suitability modeling, viewshed analysis, and hazard modeling.
Jonathan brings a decade of cultural resources experience to help special districts, local governments, and developers address cultural resource permitting requirements and due diligence. By conducting cultural resource surveys during planning phases or in anticipation of development, clients have been able to avoid costly redesign and delays.
Abigail conducts evaluations of the effects of transportation projects on archaeological resources and the historic built environment. She provides technical assistance to engineers and local and state agencies for compliance with the Colorado State Register Act and National Historic Preservation Act and coordinates directly with state and federal agencies to facilitate the compliance consultation process. Abigail exceeds Secretary of the Interior qualifications to conduct work in the fields of archaeology, history, and architectural history. She is experienced in drafting National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nominations and Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation and is academically trained and has professional experience with developing historic contexts and public interpretive materials. Abigail is responsible for completing NHPA Section 106 cultural resource surveys, evaluation reports, and treatment of adverse effects for proposed construction projects throughout the United States.
Dave is an engineer who manages ERO’s Idaho office. His experience in water resources began in 1973 and ranges from planning and project development to regulatory, legislative, and administrative issues. Dave serves as manager or lead scientist for a variety of projects. He specializes in the water arena and has extensive experience in water supply and use studies, water rights evaluations and the water rights administrative process, alternatives dispute resolution, technical coordination of complex litigation, and expert testimony. In addition, Dave has expertise in a broad range of natural resource-based engineering and hydrology solutions such as managed ground water recharge operations, drainage systems, multijurisdiction water management, and common sense solutions for everyday needs.
Clint is a natural resource specialist with 16 years of experience in wetland delineations, vegetation mapping, habitat evaluation, and threatened and endangered species surveys for road construction projects, residential developments, oil and gas developments, water resource projects, and recreation plans. He has experience with water and soil sampling and analysis and a broad background in biological resources. Clint is experienced in Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance, natural resource impact evaluations, and environmental permitting. He is especially knowledgeable in North American herpetology and has performed several field studies of reptile populations in the Rocky Mountain region, western United States, and Mexico.
Jenelle is an ecologist with a strong background in rangeland ecology, specifically addressing disturbed land reclamation, invasive plant management, wetland delineation and mitigation, vegetation mapping, and habitat evaluation and enhancement. She has more than 15 years of experience assisting with CWA Section 404 permitting, wetland mitigation monitoring, and ESA compliance for transportation, water resource, and development projects.
Leigh has been a field biologist since 1991, helping clients with ESA compliance by conducting habitat assessments and surveys for listed species. Leigh assists clients with compliance with the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and other federal, state, and county regulations. She is also familiar with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and has assisted with public scoping, data collection and analysis, project management, and document preparation.
Aimee is based out of ERO’s Durango office and has worked as an environmental consultant since 2004 and has expertise in Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Clean Water Act compliance. Her project experience includes power lines, communication towers, oil and gas development, mining operations, highway construction, and biological resource surveys for land managers. Aimee’s experience has focused on the Four Corner states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, with additional work in other western states. She is based out of ERO’s Durango office.
Aliina joined ERO in 2017, bringing with her considerable experience with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Aliina’s NEPA experience includes the preparation of categorical exclusions (CatExs), environmental assessments (EAs), and environmental impact statements (EISs) for transportation and energy development projects, including socioeconomic assessments. She also has experience with transportation studies, including long-range transportation plans and pre-NEPA planning efforts. Aliina is adept at working with a range of stakeholders, including multidisciplinary teams, the public, and governmental organizations.
Craig has 27 years of consulting experience in the environmental field including hydrogeological investigations; Phase I and II environmental site assessments; site characterization and monitoring; surface and subsurface soil and water investigations; remediation system design, installation, and operation; and preparation of environmental impact statements and environmental assessments. He has worked with ERO's Environmental Due Diligence team for 19 years.
Garth has been working since 1996 as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional specializing in environmental impact analysis and map production, as well as the development of stand-alone GIS products. His software skills include Microsoft Office, Microstation, AutoCAD, and ESRI’s suite of GIS products. Garth also has written sections of environmental documents and permits.