BRIAN WATERMAN
Wetlands Specialist

Education:
University of Florida – Coursework in Architectural Engineering
Northeastern University – Coursework in Computer Technology
University of Massachusetts at Amherst – Coursework in Environmental Science

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Brian has nearly thirty years of experience in the engineering and surveying professions, with over twenty five years of specialized experience in the delineation and mapping of wetland resource areas utilizing both the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) methodologies.  His wetland delineation experience is reinforced by his commitment to on-going continuing education in the environmental field.  His environmental education and training includes a Hydric Soil Identification Certification, as well as wetland delineation and environmental science coursework at the University of Massachusetts; Rivers Protection Act workshops administered by the Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists; a Wildlife Habitat Analysis Program conducted by the Massachusetts Audubon Society; a Grasses, Sedges & Rushes review program conducted by the Institute for Wetland & Environmental Education & Research at the University of Connecticut; and the ACOE Wetland Delineator Certification Program Training administered by the Middlesex Conservation District.  In addition, Brian has worked in the preparation, submission, and presentation of environmental filings with local Conservation Commissions and the DEP.  He has also performed peer review services for Towns and other consultants, and provided expert testimony in a DEP adjudicatory proceeding.   

Brian’s project scope typically includes wetland delineation, permitting, and compensatory wetland design.  His representative projects include the design and construction supervision of a 30 foot wide roadway embankment through an existing federal and state wetland associated with access to a 75,000 sf first class office building.  He has also conducted a long-term monitoring program for impacts associated with flood storage in wetlands at a residential subdivision in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA.  Brian was also responsible for wetland restoration, erosion control and construction monitoring for several large residential and condominium projects in Westborough, Shrewsbury, Sturbridge and Grafton, MA, reporting directly to the Towns’ Conservation Commissions.  He also assists in the preparation of various plan submissions, which include Wetlands Restoration and Compensation Plans, Site Plans, and Definitive Subdivision Plans.

Brian’s additional responsibilities include his role as the firm’s IT liaison, utilizing his knowledge and previous background of field surveying techniques and computer aided design (CAD). He is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the company’s entire computer and networking systems, and he has substantial experience working with numerous Windows platforms, server and computer interfaces, and CAD software support.

When he’s not working, Brian most enjoys spending time with his children.  An avid outdoorsman, he also enjoys hiking, fishing, going to the beach or mountains, boating, or just spending time on the lake.  He also enjoys live concerts and classic muscle cars.