B.S. Wildlife & Wildland Recreation Management, Washington State University, Pullman
NEPA / Forest Planning Specialist / Wilderness / IRA / WSR
Steve has dedicated his professional career to supporting state and federal decision-making through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and associated environmental laws, including the National Historic Preservation Act, Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act. His personal mission is “to be useful,” and he strives to prepare environmental information that complies with law, is factually correct and complete, is concise and clear and – most importantly –is useful in supporting informed decisions. Steve has conducted NEPA compliance reviews for the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management and Bonneville Power Administration. Most of his work has been for projects proposed on rural and natural resource lands, including national forests, parks, monuments, refuges, and recreation areas as well as state-managed forests and rangelands and shorelines. Project types he has worked with most include forest management plans, parks and recreation planning, electric transmission lines, and surface mining, Having managed more than 20 major NEPA/SEPA reviews, Steve is thoroughly familiar with the full set of skills and task required to complete the UWPP NEPA and related compliance review, including public and agency involvement, preparation of the project description and definition of associated impact mechanisms, development and comparison of alternatives, development of resource study plans, and management and coordination of interdisciplinary teams and document production.
Certified Wildlife Biologist ® The Wildlife Society Meets OPM Education and/or Experience Requirements for Labor Categories at GS-11 Level Exceeds minimum experience requirement with at least 15 years of demonstrated experience and been responsible for ov
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