Daniel Young has been involved in environmental consulting, restoration and education since his first job in a native plant restoration nursery in 1990. Since that time, Mr. Young has been involved in all facets of environmental assessments, compliance, permitting, restoration, education, etc. He has provided consulting and permitting services to his clients for municipal, state and federal regulatory programs, including NEPA environmental compliance for funding projects and for FEMA disaster relief programs. He has successfully prepared, administered and/ or implemented numerous grants for municipalities, NGO’s, universities, and state agencies. In addition to his comprehensive understanding of permitting, he has also stayed current in his scientific disciplines and is a regular instructor for environmental and ecological classes and workshops throughout the state.
Amber Stevenson has over 15 years of experience working in coastal, estuarine, and terrestrial environments throughout the southeast. Throughout her career she has attained relevant technical and practical experience in project management, natural resource management, protected species surveys and permitting, environmental site assessments, wetland delineation and permitting, mangrove permitting, marine mammal stranding response and necropsy, and database management. Amber is proficient with county, state, and federal protected species monitoring guidelines and permitting requirements and has relevant experience coordinating projects with government agencies. Amber is also a NMFS Certified Protected Species Observer for nearshore projects and holds a Commercial Applicator License for application of herbicides used in the removal and control of invasive vegetation.
Chris Schlageter offers a wide range of varied expertise as a field biologist. Mr. Schlageter specializes in the conservation, restoration, and management of Florida’s natural resources. He has relevant experience in design, permitting, and management of projects involving open marsh water management, impoundment restoration, source reduction, rotary ditching, and saltmarsh restoration. He has also designed and installed native plant projects throughout the Southeastern United States including emergent aquatic vegetation, grasses, shrubs, and trees. Mr. Schlageter has been a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager (No. 2004-3392) since 2003 and in 2014 he earned his Pile Burn Certification (No. P2014-0906). Mr. Schlageter has practical experience in services including but not limited to environmental permitting, gopher tortoise relocation, wetland delineation, habitat restoration design and construction, installation of native vegetation, living shoreline design and construction, mitigation design and construction, oyster relocation, research administration, pre-award grant services, and prescribed burn management.
Ray Jarrett is a Certified Arborist and a Tree Risk Assessor Qualifier (TRAQ) by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and a graduate from the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA), managed by the University of Florida's, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. In 2009, Ray completed the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) developed by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS). Ray has completed the Interagency Prescribed Fire Course and is a Type II Wildland Firefighter and a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager (Burn Boss) by the Florida Forest Service (FFS).