B.A. Geology, 1992, Franklin and Marshall College

M.S. Geology, 1996, University of Rhode Island. 

Additional graduate-level coursework in botany,

wetland science, soil science, and ecology.   

 

SWS Certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS)

RIAWS Registered Wetland Scientist (RWS)

CRMC Certified Low Impact Development Master Designer (LIDMD)

CRMC Certified Invasives Manager (IM)

RIDEM Scientific Collectors Permit 2009-66

USCG Licensed Captain - 50 ton inland/towing endorsement

NAUI Scuba Instructor

OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Trained

13 years environmental permitting and policy experience; 2 years working on policy and permitting at the State of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and 10 years of wetland/coastal feature delineation and permitting experience as a private consultant.  17 years of environmental research experience. 

 

Specialties include freshwater wetland delineation & permitting, coastal zone research & permitting, Global Information System (GIS) analysis, environmental studies, characterization of coastal aquatic habitats (e.g. eelgrass beds and sedimentary environments), and coastal environmental sampling (sediment/biota). 

 

Former Chair - RI Geographic Information System (RIGIS) Executive Committee

Vice President - RI Association of Wetland Scientists (RIAWS)

Member - Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)

Member - RI Natural History Survey (RINHS)

Joe Klinger, Captain, PWS
Vice President & Principal Environmental Scientist
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