Susan Alford, REM
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Susan Alford, REM

President, LJA Environmental Services

Master of Agriculture, Range Ecology & Management, Texas A&M University, College Station
BS, Range Ecology & Management, Texas A&M University, College Station

Susie brings over 21 years of experience in land management and natural resource assessments, specializing in wetland restoration and creation, plant taxonomy, soil morphology, tall grass prairie restoration of disturbed landscapes, range and forest watershed management, and conservation of water resources, and wildlife. As a former Range Conservationist for the U.S.D.A. Natural Resource Conservation Commission (NRCS), she is particularly familiar with environmental and regulatory standards. Susie has developed further expertise through certified training in wetland evaluation and delineation, aquatic resource and wildlife habitat mitigation and restoration, and large ecological systems analysis. She oversees ecological services, including the supervision of field studies and assessments, data gathering and interpretation, coordinating subcontractor specialists, and preparing comprehensive reports of findings. Her 20 years of experience in environmental compliance and regulatory permitting includes with the Environmental Protection Agency- Region 6, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). She has expertise in the USACE Clean Water Act Section 404 wetland permitting, CWA Section 401 Water Quality Certification, and the Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10. She has a diverse background in natural resource assessment, specializing in wetland delineations, wetland permitting, and the creation and mitigation of wetlands and Section 401 water quality plans. Susie has a thorough knowledge of environmental and wetland regulations, particularly the Clean Water Section 404, allowing her to successfully coordinate large-scale, multi-task projects. Susie has conducted over 1500 USACE approved actions and provided evaluation and permitting services for clientele in five (5) USACE Districts, New Orleans, Mobile, Galveston, Ft. Worth, and Albuquerque, the U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District stationed in New Orleans which manages the upper Texas Coast, and the EPA.

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