E - Relevant Work Experience
| ||Rick has over 25 years of experience in dealing with forestry and land-use issues. He manages a number of sites where forest land management initiatives focus on habitat enhancement, watershed protection, wildlife protection, timber production, invasive species management and recreation.
Rick is a LPF in Maine, a CLP and also a CF under the SAF certification. Rick has been involved with a myriad of project types ranging from preparing forest management plans, prescriptions and harvesting, environmental assessments, wildlife studies, invasive species management, wetland delineation and mitigation design and various GPS and GIS projects. The following is a sample list of forestry projects:
Maine Water Company
JAI developed a management plan for 1400 acres of timberland located within the watershed of two public surface water supplies. JAI is currently responsible for all forestry activities including timber harvesting operations on this land.
Lewiston Auburn Watershed Protection Commission (LAWPC)
Jones Associates prepared a SIP Forest Management Plan for 1,183 acres of land and developed GIS forest coverage for the LAWPC project area. The major goals of the plan are to protect the public drinking water source within and around the Lake Auburn Watershed and to provide quality wildlife habitat within the managed area.
| ||JAI developed a compensation plan to mitigate for 5.78 acres of cumulative wetland impacts for development of Gendron Business Park (GBP). Compensation involved multiple properties located within Lewiston: GBP project site, Garcelon Bog (GB) site, and No Name Pond (NNP) site.
Compensation at GBP involves preservation of 48.48 acres and wetland restoration of 17,250 SF of wetland on a portion of Lot 9.
GB site includes preservation of 107 acres, restoration of 1,184 feet of upland trails, construction and placement of 2 arched bridges, restoration of 1,023 feet of stream channel, planting and seeding of riparian areas, construction of 1,000 linear feet of interpretive trail through the bog and construction of stormwater treatment pond to treat untreated stormwater that was being discharged from a 30” culvert off Webster Street. JAI performed the compensation work for this site except for the stormwater treatment pond.
NNP compensation site involved enhancement of 0.22 acres of upland area, creation of 5 vernal pools (0.23 acres), and preservation of 59 acres of property. Compensation work was completed in 2010. Based on results of the Spring 2011 vernal pool monitoring, all pools are exhibited indicator species with 2 of the 5 pools considered significant per MDEP standards.
JAI also provides annual monitorings to ensure that the goals of the compensation efforts are met.
| ||JAI provided wetland delineation, stream assessment, wetland functional assessment, NRPA application, and stream mitigation design for impacts associated with expansion of Tambrands manufacturing facilities in Auburn. The stream restoration project involved restoration of an extremely degraded reach of the Royal River located at the former Browns Crossing Road Bridge which collapsed. Restoration work involved removal of the fallen concrete bridge decking and remnants of the bridge abutments. Rootwad streambank stabilization techniques were be used to stabilize the stream banks. River water forces are deflected away from the bank by the root structure, limiting bank erosion. The roots provide habitat for fish and other aquatic animals. It also provides a source of food for aquatic insects and plants. Live stakes were used through the rootwad and geogrid areas. Live stake plantings decrease soil erosion and enhance soil drainage characteristics. The combination of the live stakes with the rootwads embankment will synergize once it is fully vegetated. As a result this site will restore fish passage through this section, stabilize the river banks and prevent continued erosion.
| ||ABDC pooled mitigation site to compensate for impacts assoc. with 5 development projects.
Mt. Auburn Plaza. Compensate for 109323 SF of wetland impacts and 300 LF of stream impact. Wetland creation of new wetland habitat 50867 SF, enhancement of low quality wetlands 58483 SF, re-establishment of 530 linear feet of stream channel. Work began 2007, planting completed Spring 2009.
ABDC Access Drive. Compensate for 31193 SF of wetland impacts. Wetland creation of new wetland habitat 21832 SF and enhancement of low quality wetlands 41180 SF. Work began 2007, planting completed Fall 2009.
Androscoggin Plaza. Compensated for 21068 SF of wetland impacts. Wetland restoration and enhancement of 2 sections of unnamed stream channel and assoc wetlands. Area #1 involved planting 13547 SF of restoration area. Area #2 involved planting to enhance riparian area of 7,745 SF with 15’ buffer area. Work began in 2007, planting completed Fall 2009.
Gendron Distribution Center. Compensate for 24923 SF of wetland impacts. Restoration of 30219 SF of former wetland and enhancement of 28448 SF of degraded wetland. Project construction pending.
Auburn Industrial Subdiv. 5.87 acres of direct & 2.61 acres of indirect wetland impacts. Compensation includes breaking up underground drainage tiles, removing reed canary grass, replanting 10.6 ac with wetland species and allowing remainder of the site 49.9 ac. to revegetate naturally. Work to commence in 2013.