Helping to minimize impact on birds and other species

1 Feb 2010 by Jim, Comments Off

Wind turbines on Locust Mountain, West Virginia

Dr. Richard Podolsky has 30 years of experience in assisting land developers and oil, gas, and electric generation companies reduce potentially adverse environmental effects of a wide range of projects and achieve regulatory compliance. He has excellent strategic skills in competing for bids, expediting permits, and avoiding costly environmental litigation and expertise in researching and successfully applying cost-effective, state-of-the-art environmental techniques, materials and software to new development and mitigation projects.

Richard Podolsky has provided environmental documents and support for over 60 wind power projects.

He is a strong team leader and communicator with substantial staff and fiscal management skills and is experienced at proactively addressing the environmental concerns of nonprofit organizations and community groups, and troubleshooting with governmental officials to achieve regulatory compliance. Dr. Podolsky is a national authority on the impact of the built environment on wildlife, especially wind power, artificial lighting and big boxes, and skyscrapers.

As Principal Ecologist, Dr. Podolsky provides clients with all aspects of environmental compliance including but not limited to environmental conservation, natural resource assessments, ecological/environmental restoration, site assessment/site investigations (SA/SI), habitat evaluations, resource conservation and recovery, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA), particularly Section 7 Consultations pertaining to ESA.

Read his full CV here. Or email Richard with questions about your project.

Savannah Sparrow. Photo by Brian Willson

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