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elements WINTER 2013

Elements is published by Civil & Environmental
Consultants, Inc. for clients, business partners
and other associates.
Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
333 Baldwin Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

EMILY CHIODO | Editor/Writer
It is still unknown how White-Nose Syndrome TARA KIRKMAN | Art Director
What sets CEC apart
Q from other companies? is being spread. One possible solution to the BD&E, INC., PI TTSBURGH | Design
problem might be to keep our hands off the
bats. USFWS has released diff erent protocols PHOT O C REDITS
Our wildlife biologists maintain in an attempt to transition the surveys from Paul g. Wiegman
an excellent rapport and a solid netting to acoustic detection, which minimizes Denmarsh Photography
A relationship with all the federal the amount of handling that the species must Kansas Historical Society
Michael Dougherty
agencies and the state agencies where we go through.
primarily do work. Our employees have the Tara Kirkman
John Buck
opportunity to develop their own relationships It sounds like you are truly Martin Knuth
so these contacts don’t just think of me when Q interested in this work. David Roth
they think of CEC, and I think that makes Phillip Pritchard
us stronger. Special thanks to Amanda DiGregorio
I didn’t grow up wanting to be a
What’s new from a regulatory bat biologist, but when I actually For information, address changes, corrections or
Q standpoint this year? A got into it, I found bats interesting. additions to the mailing list, contact 1.800.365.2324
or email
People who did not necessarily intend to get
into this type of work have helped change
On October 2nd, USFWS proposed perceptions. There is a shift from fearing
to list the northern long-eared the bat as a creature of the night with rabies OFFICES
A bat (Myotis septentrionalis) on to caring about and not living in fear of the Austin, TX
the federal register. That is directly because animal. Part of helping with bat recovery is Boston, MA
of White-Nose Syndrome (a disease named giving people an understanding. I have a lot Bridgeport, WV
for the white fungus that infects skin of the of clients who now say, “Tell me how I can help Charlotte, NC
muzzle, ears, and wings of hibernating bats). my kids experience this.” ■ Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH
Detroit, MI
Pittsburgh’s ecological services practice, and shrubs along the newly restored Export, PA
and Mike Shema, an ecological project channels, highlighting the importance of Indianapolis, IN
manager, helped administrators fi nd ways re-establishing native vegetation for the Nashville, TN
to take advantage of the site’s unique benefi t of wildlife. Students also learned North Central PA
natural assets while incorporating such how natural channel design principles Philadelphia, PA
educational topics as biology, hydrology, were implemented to create a stable Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
hydraulics, math, and physics. stream channel using natural materials. (Headquarters)
CEC’s restoration projects provide St. Louis, MO
In October, 43 current high school real-world examples of science and Toledo, OH
juniors joined CEC to plant native trees engineering in action. ■
Back Cover:
CEC sponsors a Photo-of-the-Month contest
encouraging employees to submit pictures
from their work sites. The winning photo
is published on CEC’s internal website and
Facebook page.
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