A terrestrial ecologist, Charles Harman has over 23 years of experience in the environmental consulting field. Chuck specializes in natural resource related assessment and management activities, including ecological risk assessments, sediment evaluations, biological assessments, natural resource damage assessments, wetlands management and ecological restorations. He is responsible for the completion of ecological risk assessment projects and wetlands evaluations at hazardous waste sites and industrial facilities around the country. He utilizes his expertise in vertebrate zoology and physiology, botany, and applied and systems ecology in the development of ecological risk assessments at CERCLA, RCRA, and other hazardous waste sites. Chuck has conducted ecological risk assessments using a variety of USEPA headquarters, regional, program, and State methodologies and has been involved at sites ranging in physical location from New England to the tropics and has focused on terrestrial, aquatic, and wetland systems.
Chuck has also managed the assessment of potential impacts to natural resources as part of complex Environmental Assessment (EA) projects under NEPA or Department of Defense related regulations. Projects have included energy related activities such as wind farm development and LNG terminal siting, as well as large scale construction and development. He has been actively involved in the design and construction of both mitigation wetlands and constructed wetlands for treatment purposes. He has designed and managed wetland restoration projects as part of remediation activities including red maple swamps, freshwater marshes and coastal emergent marshes. Chuck has assisted clients in the evaluation of potential NRD claims at both the Federal and the State level. He has extensive experience in designing and directing complex environmental investigations and negotiating with state and federal regulatory agencies and is actively involved in many aspects of natural resource damage assessment, including the verification of injuries and lost services, and the development of detailed restoration plans. His duties include client and project management, supervision of junior staff, as well as technical completion of work assignments.