4 years experience as a wetland delineation instructor.
25 years experience delineating and monitoring wetlands.
15 years experience as a wetland mitigation specialist with emphasis on monitoring mitigation construction.
20 years experience as a botany Instructor.
18 years of experience as a wetland ecologist with an emphasis on wetland plant assessment.
Over a 10-year period at Ohio EPA, trained hundreds of environmental professionals on the correct use of ORAM.
Lead developer of the streamlined VIBI protocols (“VIBI-FQ”) for use in monitoring of wetland restoration projects.
Level 3 Qualified Data Collector - Chemical Water Quality Assessment.
13 years of biological and conservation experience, including Fish, Water Quality and Habitat assessments throughout the Midwest.
Martin J. Knapp
Developed the Wetland Invertebrate Community Index (WICI).
Participated in Ohio EPA biological assessment and criteria training programs.
32 years of experience includes service on national and state working groups dealing with monitoring and assessment.
Level 3 Qualified Data Collector – Macroinvertebrate Collection and Data Evaluation.
13 years of biological sampling and conservation experience, including Macroinvertebrates, Fish, Water Quality and PHWH assessments throughout the Midwest.
4 years of experience instructing Macroinvertebrate and Salamander Collection.
Edward T. Rankin
Lead trainer in the Ohio Credible Data Program for Level 2 and 3 Qualified Data Collectors for habitat evaluation.
28 years of experience includes service on national and state working groups dealing with monitoring and assessment, Clean Water Act reporting, National Academy of Sciences, and EPA Science Advisory Board.
Level 3 Qualified Data Collector for Fish Community and Habitat Evaluation.
Trainer in the Ohio Credible Data Program for Level 3 Fish Community and Level 2/Level 3 Habitat Evaluation
10 years of experience conducting biological and water quality assessments in Ohio and other midwestern states.
Chris O. Yoder
Lead instructor in the Ohio Credible Data Program for Level 2 and 3 Qualified Data Collectors for biological assessment and criteria, fish community assessment, and habitat evaluation.
Oversees the development and execution of Level 3 Project Study Plans in Ohio rivers and streams for numerous clients.
Forty-six (46) years of experience with national, regional, and state working groups and committees dealing with monitoring and assessment, biological criteria, environmental indicators, temperature criteria, and water quality standards (WQS).