Richard Shepard, PhD

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Company Name: Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc.
Blog Address: http://www.appl-ecosys.com/
Education and Credentials:
PhD Aquatic Ecology/Fluvial Geomorphology (1980).
Environmental consultant with 30+ years experience. resolves complex and contentious issues in ecology, hydrology, biota, and more. Expert in CWA, ESA, NEPA, and environmental data analysis using advanced statistical and spatial models. Clearly and effectively communicates complex technical issue in plain English for non-technical decision makers. Testimonials, resume, and CV available upon request.
· Called upon by natural resource industries, attorneys, and consultants to address issues of aquatic ecology, hydrology, hydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, ecological flows, sediment transport dynamics, fish, and macroinvertebrates by applying advanced statistical and spatial models with expert ecological interpretation of results.
· Clearly and effectively communicates complex scientific issues in plain English easily understood by regulators and other nontechnical decision makers.
· Kept three aggregate mining companies in business by obtaining dredging permits in highly sensitive and contentious locations; these companies subsequently sold for $ 36 million.
· Author of the book, Quantifying Environmental Impact Assessments Using Fuzzy Logic , published by SpringerVerlag in 2005 and acknowledged as a pragmatic approach by state and federal agencies in the US and Canada.
· Broad expertise in watersheds and the rivers that drain them, including the Clean Water, Endangered Species, and National Environmental Policy Acts.
· Expert witness for the defenants in a preliminary injunction hearing to withdraw a coal mining permit in West Virginia and for an Oregon private dam owner sued for flooding of a downstream property.
Years in Practice: 35
Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 2
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Environmental consultant primarily to natural resource industries and attornys. Expertise in watersheds and the rivers that drain them. Excellent communicator of complex scientific/technical issues to non-technical decision makers.

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