Shannon Wells, Associate Scientist
Shannon has over four years of experience working in environmental compliance and natural resource consulting. She specializes in projects related to sediment movement, soil physical and chemical properties, and grazing and agricultural practices. Her environmental regulatory expertise includes Fish and Game Code Section 1602 (CDFW Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements), Clean Water Act Sections 404 and 401 (CWA), Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Wetland Delineations, California Coastal Development Permits, State Water Resource Control Boards General Order (SWRCB), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and City and County regulations. Shannon’s expertise includes water quality monitoring and best management practices design, wetland delineations, road design, erosion control plans, septic testing and design, grazing plans, water rights, plant identification, geographic information systems (GIS), and AutoCAD.
Shannon has managed to use her skills abroad, assisting with reforestation efforts in the Tropical Dry Forest of Ecuador. When not at work, Shannon still manages to keep her hands and nose in the soil at all times and can be found digging in her homestead garden, preserving the harvest for future eating, or tending to her small flock of mixed backyard farm animals.