Fuss & O’Neill has hired Michael Soares as a Wetlands Scientist for its Water & Natural Resources Department. Having previously worked for the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District, Michael’s practical experience with the soils and waterbodies of Connecticut, as well as his dedication to public outreach, creates specialized knowledge to enhance Fuss & O’Neill’s environmental services.
Michael is excited about the established large-scale projects he’ll be working on. His new role will take him into the field where he will perform wetland and watercourse delineations, vegetation surveys, and ecological surveys. Michael feels a deep connection with the land: “You can look at a landscape and see history. You can see what was there before you. And you can look at soil and see what’s happening now. We can learn so much from what’s beneath our feet.”
Michael will be working for Josh Wilson, PWS, who has been with Fuss & O’Neill for more than 15 years. Josh is looking forward to the addition to his team. “Michael’s creative approach to resource management will be a huge asset to our team. Land use is constantly changing and Michael brings resourceful, practical experience to solve our clients’ diverse needs.”
Fuss & O’Neill provides wetland design and monitoring for a variety of mitigation and restoration projects throughout New England. All wetland monitoring protocols are based on applicable state and federal mitigation standards and the Fuss & O’Neill team works closely with clients and regulatory agencies to ensure successful projects and outcomes. Fuss & O’Neill brings a planning and engineering background to wetland protection that meets permitting obligations of our clients while advancing natural resource protection in an economic manner for major projects.