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Michael Batcher

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Michael Batcher
Ecologist and Environmental Planner
Michael S. Batcher, Consulting
518-686-5868
1907 Buskirk-West Hoosick Rd.
Buskirk, NY
12028

Services Provided

I complete conservation and resource management plans and biological surveys of rare and common species and of natural communities (terrestrial and palustrine) for nonprofit organizations and state and federal agencies. I also develop and implement monitoring and research plans and complete ecological management plans including both invasive species and fire management plans. I have also facilitated the completion of strategic plans for nonprofit organizations and for partnership. I use GIS data collection and analyses as part of the resource assessment and management planning process and can develop and provide data to clients.

Conservation by Design Planning Baseline Documentation Ecology and Biology

Bio

I am trained as both an ecologist and environmental planner and have more than 20 years experience in ecological field studies and analyses, land use planning, and environmental planning. As a consultant, I provide services in biological surveys and conservation planning to state agencies and nonprofit conservation groups such as The Nature Conservancy, the Thousand Islands Land Trust, the Mohonk Preserve, Scenic Hudson, the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Before becoming a consultant, I worked for The Nature Conservancy, where I designed and managed ecosystem level research projects that involved collecting information at multiple scales. I was also responsible for stewardship of TNC preserves and for both biological and property management of those sites. I have extensive experience working with both public and private organizations to develop strategic planning and partnerships for conservation planning and the solution of environmental problems. I have experience in ecological management, including invasive species and fire management (qualified as a prescribed burn boss, RXB2) and have been trained in natural heritage program methods for mapping rare species and natural communities, methods used by the State of Vermont for stream assessment, and in wetlands delineation. I am experienced in the use of ARCVIEW 10.0 and ARCPAD as well as statistical analyses. I received a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and a Master of Science in botany from the University of Vermont in 1990.


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Guide Listings

Invasive Species Management Program
I complete field surveys for terrestrial invasive species and provide management guidance on treatment to reduce their abundance.

Planning & Land Use Ordinance Basics
I am trained as a land use planner and have experience in developing zoning and subdivision ordinances and in reviewing applications for development.

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