Lynn Zonge, CPESC, PG

Senior Resource Specialist

Ms. Zonge draws from more than twenty years of experience with watershed analyses, public outreach, and environmental reporting. She specializes in fluvial geomorphology, surface water hydrology and geology of the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin regions, and community outreach. She assists in environmental permitting on federally managed lands in Nevada and northern California, including NEPA, CEQA, Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act compliance. Projects include wetland delineations and environmental assessments for utilities, trails, and recreational facilities.

Ms. Zonge’s watershed analyses have focused on large developments or areas devastated by fire and/or flooding. She provides Properly Functioning Condition (PFC) analyses, Rosgen classification, and other geomorphic characterizations.

Ms. Zonge works with project partners to prepare open space plans, habitat conservation plans, river recreation plans, and other land management plans in conjunction with an excellent interdisciplinary RCI team. Ms. Zonge is a successful grant writer and grant manager. Ms. Zonge is certified by the Soil and Water Conservation Society as a Professional Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist, and by the State of California as a Professional Geologist.

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

Education
MS Hydrology, University of Nevada, Reno
BS Geology, University of Arizona, Tucson

Registrations/Certifications
Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC) #3844
California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) Practitioner
Professional Geologist (PG) CA #8924

Professional Affiliations
American Water Resources Association
International Erosion Control Association

Community Service
Truckee River Foundation
  Director 2005 – present
Eagle Valley Trail Committee member
Muscle Powered member

Specialized Training
Rosgen Stream Classification