Senior Project Scientist:
RK&K was selected as a sub to Michael Baker International, Inc. to provide environmental services for the Bucks County Planning Commission (Pennsylvania). Specifically, Bucks County needed technical support for a planned recreational trail due to substantial landowner opposition to the project. RK&K provided the technical expertise of a Certified Wildlife Biologist/qualified red-bellied turtle surveyor to assess wildlife habitat quality in the vicinity of the proposed trail. RK&K’s biologist prepared a report documenting the types of wildlife habitat present, likelihood of encounters with threatened or endangered species, and made recommendations for habitat-sensitive design elements for the trail. RK&K services also included a Q&A session with the qualified biologist during a virtual stakeholder meeting.