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University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Majors: Bachelor of Agroecology
- Completed BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) rangeland health assessments training
- Trained in the National Rangeland Inventory (NRI) monitoring program for the NRCS.
- Trained in Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) of streams
Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants, Buffalo, WY
Principal/Project Manager, January 2006-Present
Managed varies types of Federal oil well projects which included planning and creating well pad locations based on topography, reclamation potential, and wildlife in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management.
Conducted pre, during, and post monitoring on grazing allotments which included ocular transects, stubble height measurements, establishing and locating existing photo points, and documentation of livestock numbers.
Performed pre-disturbance site assessments which included collecting photo points, visual reclamation assessments based on topographical and/or erosional issues present, and quantitative vegetative assessments using a variety of sampling methods.
SWCA, Inc. Sheridan WY
Senior Scientist/Vegetation Specialist, March 2005-December 2005
Managed and conducted vegetation and invasive weed inventories on Coalbed Natural Gas (CBM) projects located in the Powder River Basin.
Used Trimble XT’s and ArcGIS to map invasive weed infestations on private and public lands.
Greystone Environmental Consultants, Buffalo WY
Vegetation Specialist/ GIS Mapper, August 2003-February 2005
Coordinated with landowners, private industry, and Bureau of Land Management to conduct invasive weed surveys.
Assisted with developing an invasive weed management plan.
Used ArcGIS to create maps showing ecological site information to direct Oil & Gas Development
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, Buffalo WY
Range Technician, Summer Seasonal May 2001–2003
Conducted Rangeland Health Assessments using BLM protocols
Collected and distributed flea beetles on leafy spurge infestations
Monitored and documented livestock numbers and location BLM stock drives
Completed riparian monitoring to assess the impacts of grazing on local vegetation and soil stability
Trained and experienced in Assessment Inventory and Monitoring (AIM), Interpreting Indictors of Rangeland Health, Proper Functioning Condition (PFC), and National Resources Inventory (NRI).
Extensive experience with vegetation monitoring methods: Daubenmire method, line- and point-intercept, utilization measures, photo points, percent cover, species composition, and canopy cover.
Excellent communication skills with landowners and Federal/State Agencies
Jim Gerrish Sustainable Ranching and Resource Management Training
Skilled in the use of determining rangeland utilization by applying rangeland monitoring and assessment techniques