SENIOR WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST/PRINCIPAL
Mr. Alshouse is a wildlife ecologist with more than 30 years of experience in natural resource and wildlife management. Mr. Alshouse possesses a thorough, overall knowledge of natural resource and wildlife management with an emphasis in both government and private land use, including environmental and wildlife consultation, game and nongame management, forestry, range management, renewable resource management, wildlife and plant identification, wildlife diseases, community relations, public recreation programs, law enforcement coordination, wetland delineation, permitting and veterinary sciences. He has proven expertise in building strong partnering relationships and has a successful track record of working with top leaders from diverse governmental agencies and private enterprises.
Mr. Alshouse has a broad-base knowledge of natural resource/wildlife management programs, including ecosystem management, upland-wetland-marine habitat restoration, hunting, cattle management, threatened/endangered species, forest planning, timber harvesting, alligator management, public recreation, gopher tortoise relocation, airport wildlife hazard assessment and planning, wetland permitting, wildlife snap trap surveys and prescribed burning. In addition, he has provided ecological assessment for land acquisition programs such as CARL, P-2000, Save Our Rivers, and Florida Forever. Mr. Alshouse is an instructor for the Ignition Planning & Prescribed Fire Techniques for Wildlife course taught annually in Florida. Mr. Alshouse is the past Vice Chairman of the Volusia Forever Advisory Council, a land acquisition advisory council for Volusia County Commissioners; board member of the Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council; a member of the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
BOTANIST / ECOLOGIST
Dr. Ray Emmett has amassed over 15 years of professional consulting experience and an additional 8 years of academic-based ecological experience. Much of Dr. Emmett’s academic and private sector experience has been as a manager and lead scientist for projects focused on analysis of the natural environment. He has received formal training and acquired practical experience in wetland and upland habitat assessment, mitigation design, and endangered species investigations. In addition to his proficiency as an ecologist, he is experienced with environmental permitting and other regulatory compliance issues. He has been a key participant in over 30 NEPA-compliant Environmental Impact Statement, Environmental Assessment, or Categorical Exclusion projects. Dr. Emmett’s experience has been gained through participation in projects sponsored by private sector, federal, state, and local governmental clients. The focus of these projects has ranged from transportation, utility expansion and retrofit, water quality, flood control, and surface mining. He has worked regularly and closely with other scientists, agency personnel, consultants, clients, and the public. Because of his keen attention to detail, he has been responsible for overseeing Quality Assurance on many high profile and complex projects.
Total Years of Experience
Professional Training / Certification
Dr. Tanner’s expertise is in wildlife habitat management and restoration, with over 35 years experience working throughout Florida. The majority of Dr. Tanner’s work focused on upland communities, however, he also has worked in both fresh and estuarine marshes. Dr. Tanner has acquired a strong knowledge base in plant and wildlife (amphibian, small mammal, and bird) responses to habitat management practices of prescribed fire, mechanical shrub control, herbicide woody plant control, and livestock grazing. Dr. Tanner has conducted research on private, state, and federal properties and has worked cooperatively with private landowners, NGOs, and state and federal agencies.
SENIOR WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST
Dr. Wayne Marion is a wildlife ecologist with 40 years of professional experience in natural resources, including university professor, professional wildlife biologist, animal damage management, environmental consulting, and non-profit fundraising. Dr. Marion has been successful in these efforts by consistently promoting focused hard work, creative approaches, conservation partnerships, and positive communications as keys to success in ecological pursuits. He has actively conducted and published research, worked constructively with forest industry and private landowners, and addressed a variety of endangered and threatened species issues in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Foremost in the species that he has worked with are: American Alligators, Bald Eagles, Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Northern Spotted Owls, Marbled Murrelets, and many salmon species.