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Aleta Powers President ERO Resources Denver CO
Aleta Powers – Principal/President
Natural Resource Specialist
Aleta Powers President ERO Resources Denver CO
Aleta Powers – Principal/President
Natural Resource Specialist

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.

Email: apowers@eroresources.com

Bill Mangle Vice President, Natural Resource Planner ERO Resources Denver CO
Bill Mangle – Principal/Vice President Human Resources
Natural Resource Planner
Bill Mangle Vice President, Natural Resource Planner ERO Resources Denver CO
Bill Mangle – Principal/Vice President Human Resources
Natural Resource Planner

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

Email: bmangle@eroresources.com

Jack Denman – Principal/Vice President Finance
Environmental Scientist
Jack Denman – Principal/Vice President Finance
Environmental Scientist

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.

Email: jdenman@eroresources.com

Ron Beane – Principal
Wildlife Biologist
Ron Beane – Principal
Wildlife Biologist

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.

Email: rbeane@eroresources.com

Sean Larmore – Principal
Cultural Resources Manager/Archaeologist
Sean Larmore – Principal
Cultural Resources Manager/Archaeologist

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.

Email: slarmore@eroresources.com

Nicole DenHerder-Bauman – Principal/Vice President Business Development
NEPA Specialist
Nicole DenHerder-Bauman – Principal/Vice President Business Development
NEPA Specialist

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.

Email: nbauman@eroresources.com

Kathy Croll – Principal
Senior Archaeologist
Kathy Croll – Principal
Senior Archaeologist

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.

Email: kcroll@eroresources.com

Moneka Worah – Principal
Natural Resource Specialist
Moneka Worah – Principal
Natural Resource Specialist

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.

Email: mworah@eroresources.com

David Hesker – Associate
Graphic Designer/GIS Specialist
David Hesker – Associate
Graphic Designer/GIS Specialist

David is a graphic designer, illustrator, and GIS Specialist with more than 25 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 both platforms to synthesize accurate web and print applications.

Email: dhesker@eroresources.com

Steve Butler – Associate
Biologist
Steve Butler – Associate
Biologist

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.

Email: sbutler@eroresources.com

Wendy Hodges – Associate
GIS Specialist
Wendy Hodges – Associate
GIS Specialist

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.

Email: whodges@eroresources.com

Garth Smith – Associate
GIS Specialist
Garth Smith – Associate
GIS Specialist

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.

Email: gsmith@eroresources.com