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Brian Smith
Ecologist
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443

Ph: (708) 283-3553
FAX: (708) 283-3501
bsmith@dot.gov


Education
•    Bachelor, Biological Sciences, Illinois State University
•    Masters, Geology, Northern Illinois University

Expertise/Specialty
•    Indirect and Cumulative Impacts Workshop
•    Natural Resource Coordination
•    Section 10/404 - Clean Water Act
•    Stormwater Management/Quality/Soil Erosion/Sediment Control
•    Wetlands/Stream Restoration, Mitigation Banking
•    Ecosystem / Watershed Approach

Professional Associations
•    Transportation Research Board Committee Participant

Professional Highlights
•    Currently, I´m a member of the Midwest Natural Resource Group and I´m working with several transportation Research Board (TRB) committees in the areas of environmental analysis, water quality, hydrology, ecology and soils.

•    My work focuses on techniques and tools for analyzing cumulative impacts and integrating transportation and watershed planning.

•    Other technical areas: Cumulative Effects Analysis, Threatened and Endangered Species, Interagency Coordination, Rapid assessment methods.

•    1992 to 2001, I worked for USACE on Section 404 and Section 10 permitting activities, Programmatic Permits, mitigation design, dredging.

•    I also have experience with many major projects including transportation and utility corridors, wetland mitigation, fen restoration and stream restoration.

•    I lead the Mitigation Banking Review Team for about three years, developed mitigation banking instruments, reviewed monitoring and compliance activities and resource agency coordination.

•    I served with several innovative Technical Advisory Committees to develop habitat/watershed restoration plans and McHenry County Advanced Identification (ADID) of Wetlands study, Fox River Water Quality and Conservation Group,

•     Kane County (Fox River) Bridges, and Lake County Transportation Improvement Project. Facilitator at Midwest Area Clean Water Action Plan (CWAP) Conference.

•    Special interests in: geohydrology/hydrology of wetlands, geomorphology, water quality BMPs, groundwater investigation techniques, urban wetland development and GIS applications.

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