Brian Nicholson

Project Manager & Regulatory Specialists

Martin & Nicholson Environmental Consultants 

Bio:

Mr. Nicholson is a senior project manager and regulatory specialist at Martin & Nicholson Environmental Consultants. He has more than 20 years of experience working in rivers, streams, and wetlands in the Intermountain West. He is proficient in all aspects of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act from delineations to permitting to mitigation design. He has practical experience assessing ecological condition of wetlands using field-based and GIS-based methodologies. He has also contributed to numerous state-sponsored resource planning efforts including an Assessment of Great Salt Lake Health and the Bear River Comprehensive Management Plan. His training in watershed science and sociology allows for interdisciplinary analysis of biophysical processes and human dimension issues. In addition, he is a trainer and has been highly effective working with laypeople, environmental professionals, and agency personnel. He developed and implemented a wetland regulatory short course for SWCA which he presents to industry, municipalities and environmental professionals.  He has written on topics including watershed management, ecosystem services, and social science methodology, and published in peer-reviewed journals. After receiving his MS from Utah State University, he worked for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. He served in the United States Peace Corps and other international experience includes consultancies in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mauritania, Nigeria, and Senegal. 

Moderator: Panel on Bear River Compact: Then and Now

Thursday, May 10, 3:25 PM

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Why We Care

  • Much has been made of the tragic loss of rain forests in our hemisphere... But, in fact, because of their productivity of plant and animal matter rich in fats and proteins, freshwater marshes are the most productive ecosystems on Earth.

    Charles Potter, former Executive Director, North American Wildlife Foundation