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Environmental Consulting

Are you trying to navigate the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or other conservation laws, regulations, or policies? Are you looking to make changes in those laws or how they are implemented? Broad Conservation is experienced with not only implementing these conservation laws, but also in reviewing the effectiveness of how they are implemented. Let Broad Conservation help you meet your needs regarding conservation-based compliance. 

We can help you:

  • Conduct literature reviews and data assessments for development of policy or advocacy recommendations
  • Provide advice to help your organization comply with U.S. wildlife conservation laws, regulations, and policies
  • Navigate the MMPA, ESA, NEPA
  • Conduct analyses for ESA section 7 consultations (biological assessments, letters of concurrence, biological opinions)
  • Plan and implement threatened and endangered species recovery efforts
  • Assess your project’s impacts to wildlife and their habitats
  • Ghost-write and copy-edit documents

Experience Highlights

Experienced with US environmental conservation laws, regulations, and policies
  • Over a decade of experience working within the framework of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)
  • Led the development of the ESA-required Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Plan, and contributed to the North Pacific Right Whale and Polar Bear recovery planning processes
  • Conducted reviews pertaining to various ESA issues, such as ESA listing decisions; critical habitat designation; ESA section 7 consultations (i.e., letters of concurrence or biological opinions)
  • Prepared written scientific analyses, agency opinions, and programmatic recommendations for management of controversial marine species conservation issues
  • Regularly represented and communicated agency positions at various forums, workshops, school events, public hearings, and industry and government meetings
  • Participated on a joint Federal agency task force charged with revising national ESA recovery planning guidelines
  • Successfully designed and negotiated an agreement between the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to jointly oversee a public task force (i.e., a recovery team under ESA section 4f) towards a goal of endangered species recovery (see the terms of reference below for the operating rules)
  • Educated and familiar with working within the framework of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Practiced in the Incident Command System as a participant in the Operations Section - Wildlife Branch; HAZWOPER 24 certified


Examples of wildlife and project assessments and planning efforts Mandy was involved with throughout her career:

  • Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Research Methods Workshop (view DOCUMENT)

  • "Development of a Marine Mammal Disaster Response Plan for Cook Inlet and Kodiak" (view POSTER; view ABSTRACT on page 140)

  • "Federal Register Notice Finding Listing of Harbor Seals in Iliamna Lake Not Warranted" (view DOCUMENT)

  • "ESA Section 7 Biological Opinion: 3-D Seismic Surveys in Cook Inlet, AK by Apache Alaska Corporation" (view DOCUMENT)

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