JoAnne Michael

Sr. Environmental Specialist/Wetland Specialist

Ms. Michael has worked within the environmental arena since 1999 on projects ranging from individual residential parcel development, to development of large community plans, linear transportation and utility projects, and ski resort improvements. Ms. Michael provides expertise in biological resource surveys and impact assessments for sensitive plants and wildlife, delineations of waters of the United States, and noxious weed surveys. Using her knowledge of these natural resources, Ms. Michael has become an expert in permitting under the Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401, as well as state water resource regulations and permitting in both Nevada and California.

Ms. Michael also has experience preparing Biological Evaluations/Biological Assessments and works closely with federal agencies to facilitate ESA Section 7 consultations. Ms. Michael routinely contributes to, and authors NEPA and CEQA reviews, and helps her clients to minimize project impacts and obtain necessary permits in an efficient and expedient manor. Ms. Michael is experienced in working with state and federal agencies to comply with individual agency regional management plans, policies, and guidelines.

Contact Information:
joanne@rci-nv.com
775-883-1600

Education
MS Environmental Science, Indiana University
BS Biology & Environmental Studies, Indiana University

Professional Affiliations
Association of Environmental Professionals
Nevada Native Plant Society
Carson City Open Space Advisory Committee Member
California Native Plant Society

Specialized Training
USACE Delineation of Jurisdictional Waters
California Rapid Assessment Method
CEQA Training
CEQA for Biologists Training