ECORP feels fortunate to continue to be able to steadily increase our staff through this past year. Here are some highlights of staff who have joined ECORP since the middle of 2021.
Matt Trask – Senior Environmental Planner, Rocklin Office
Matt Trask has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as an analyst, researcher, and project manager in water resources, energy, and environmental resources. He is a specialist in the siting, permitting, construction, and operation of major commercial and industrial facilities, including power plants and related linear projects, airport facilities, mines and ore processing plants, and water storage, conveyance, and delivery systems. Mr. Trask has managed and authored dozens of Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Impact Statements, and other compliance documents under NEPA and CEQA, Title V and other air quality permit applications under the Federal Clean Air Act, and related state laws and regulations; documents related to the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting process and other Clean Water Act compliance documents; Biological Assessments and Habitat Conservation Plans required under the Endangered Species Act (ESA); Plan of Development, SF299, and documents required for projects on federal lands; and closure and monitoring plans for closed mines. He is also experienced in managing large restoration projects for wetlands and terrestrial sites disturbed by project construction and operations, and for restoration projects conducted as compensatory mitigation of power plant operations. Restoration projects include creek, river, bay, lagoon, and other wetland sites, as well as prairie and desert sites.
Brian S. Marks, Ph.D. RPA – Senior Archaeologist, Rocklin Office
Dr. Marks is a Registered Professional Archaeologist practicing archaeology since 1997. He has cultural resources management experience throughout California, western Nevada, Florida, and Georgia, and has worked on projects in Oregon, Michigan, and Alabama. He meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for prehistoric and historic archaeologist. Dr. Marks has participated in and directed over 250 projects across the country that included field survey, testing, data recovery, analyses, formulating mitigation measures, and providing recommendations for the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. Marks has worked on various types of resources including Civil War Battlefields, California Gold Rush sites, military bases, shipwrecks, submerged precontact sites, early ranching sites, early roadways, shell middens, and precontact burials. He is experienced in the organization and execution of projects from the proposal stage to completion in compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA and CEQA and has extensive experience in working with Caltrans cultural resources staff and writing Historic Property Survey Reports. Dr. Marks serves as a project manager, cultural resources task manager, and field director for ECORP’s California projects. In addition, Dr. Marks has experience in environmental planning and has authored several environmental documents for public review.
Molly Enloe – Principal Biologist/Project Manager, Rocklin Office
Molly Enloe holds a B.S. in Environmental and Systematic Biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and has over 30 years of experience as a biological resources professional specializing in endangered species and wetland compliance, biological assessment, CEQA/NEPA documentation, and environmental remediation. Ms. Enloe worked with the Department of Defense as a full-time, onsite contractor for the last 21 years, providing program management and technical advisory services for their natural resources and environmental remediation programs. Prior to that, Ms. Enloe spent 10 years in environmental consulting as a biological resources, endangered species, and environmental documentation specialist.
Nick Bonzey – Senior Biologist/Project Manager, Rocklin Office
Nick Bonzey joined ECORP in July of this year and is a valuable addition to the Natural and Biological Resources Department in Rocklin. Mr. Bonzey brings over 15 years of experience in wetland assessment, soil surveys, terrestrial and aquatic species surveys, permitting, and construction monitoring. He has a B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Maine and holds a USFWS scientific take permit for vernal pool branchiopods, a California plant voucher collection permit, and a California scientific collection permit for mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. He has conducted numerous vernal pool surveys, wetland delineations, rare plant surveys, and special-status species surveys, and is trained in the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM). Mr. Bonzey is also a California Qualified SWPPP Practitioner and Developer, with experience in conducting water quality monitoring and SWPPP inspections. He was recognized by the Sacramento Environmental Commission for outstanding efforts to improve the environment through his work on the American River Pipeline Removal Project.