B.S., Biology, Boise State University M.S., Biology, Boise State University
Interdisciplinary Team Leader / GIS
Lynell has over 17 years of professional experience in natural resources planning and environmental impact analysis. She has experience preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation including Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), and EIS/Resource Management Plans (RMPs), as well as other regulatory documents such as Biological Assessments (BAs). She has extensive experience preparing and analyzing data and providing guidance and strategy with NEPA and related federal and state environmental statutes, regulations, and authorities. She has served as a NEPA specialist, NEPA lead, and interdisciplinary team (IDT) lead on over 50 NEPA projects ranging from small EAs to large, complex EISs and resource management plans for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). She understands resource issues in the context of historic and current disturbance regimes from wildfire, livestock grazing, and infrastructure/development; her knowledge on these subjects allows for comprehensive and concise environmental impact analyses and informed planning recommendations.
Applying the NEPA Process and Writing Effective NEPA Documents (2013; 3-day intensive NEPA training) Overview of the Endangered Species Act in Relation to NEPA (2013; 1-day course) Overview of the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 (2013; 1-da
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