Mr. Nicholls has over 18 years experience in the field of environmental consulting, including performing biological surveys, field data collection and analysis, and wildlife monitoring. His specific skills are within the realm of coastal and coral reef ecology, and Living Shoreline habitat restoration and enhancement practices. Mr. Nicholls currently prepares and reviews National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation for telecommunications facilities.
Mr. Nicholls has prepared numerous NEPA Reports, including compiling all necessary natural resources documentation and Section 106 Consultation for telecommunications sites throughout the United States.
Mr. Nicholls has significant experience monitoring various endangered and protected wildlife species such as golden eagles, Swainson’s hawk, red-tailed hawk, and live-trapping/handling of the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. He has a great deal of experience collecting and analyzing field data, including underwater data collection using SCUBA and underwater photography. His Living Shoreline work involved habitat restoration and enhancement of eastern oyster and Spartina alterniflora tidal grass habitats.
Certifications and Affiliations
- NPDES Sediment and Erosion Control Certification
- OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Materials / Waste Operations Certification
- 3-Day Asbestos Building Inspector Certification
- Lead Inspector Certification
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector
- 38-Hour Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Training Certification
- Member, International Society for Reef Studies