Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (May 28, 2019) – The Chazen Companies is pleased to announce Amanda Vescovi, Assistant Environmental Scientist, has received the certification of Associate Wildlife Biologist (AWB®) from The Wildlife Society.
The Wildlife Society was founded in 1937 and has an international network of 10,000 leaders in wildlife science. It represents wildlife conservation and ensuring sustainable wildlife populations. The Society has a mission to inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based conservation.
The AWB® certification is given to an individual who has completed rigorous academic standards and is able to represent the profession as an ethical practitioner. With five years of professional-level wildlife experience, Vescovi will be able to apply for designation of Certified Wildlife Biologist®.
Vescovi provides wetland delineation, permitting, and threatened and endangered species services with Chazen. She is also on the Planning Committee for The Wildlife Society and is a part of The North American Society for Bat Research and the Northeastern Bat Working Group. Vescovi is a graduate from SUNY Cobleskill where she received her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management.
“Amanda is a tremendous asset member of the Chazen Team. Her knowledge of wildlife, particularly her experience with bat species and habitat, helps us resolve difficult habitat questions for our clients” said Barbara Beall, PWS, LEED AP, Principal, Director, Natural Resource Services, The Chazen Companies.
Founded over 70 years ago, The Chazen Companies is an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary firm providing civil engineering, land surveying, planning, environmental and safety consulting, code services, landscape architecture, construction services, transportation planning and traffic engineering to clients in the private and public sectors. Chazen’s 140 employees proudly collaborate with municipalities, state agencies, developers, landowners, utility companies, and industrial, healthcare, education, and nonprofit clients from project concept to completion, taking a customized approach to every project. With offices in Glens Falls, Troy, Poughkeepsie and White Plains, NY; Nashville and Chattanooga, TN; and Portland, OR, Chazen delivers world class performance focused on creating effective, long-term partnerships with its clients. Learn more at www.chazencompanies.com.