Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, EcoSourcePA is the premiere Wetland Training Company in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. The Professionals and experts at EcoSource have decades of real-world experience, and an ability to teach technical topics in a non-technical way.
GAIN REAL-WORLD FIELD EXPERIENCE! We emphasis field-work....but first we teach you the essential theory in an easy to understand method. Then we head to the field for hands-on, real-world, field-work. This combination of class & field allows you to immediately apply what you have learned and assures that you'll have a keen understanding of the entire wetland delineation process. This is not a biology class. This is a delineation course.
We not only provide you with the knowledge & skills you need, but we also provide you with the tools you need to start delineating wetlands upon graduation. Your registration includes our "Delineator's Starter Kit." WETLAND BOOTCAMP is the only course that includes over $100 in equipment!
About the Instructors:
All courses are taught by 1 of 3 professional trainers; all with extensive real-world experience. Most courses are taught by Christopher Nix, CPESC, CPSWQ, PWD. Christopher is an Environmental Permitting Specialist with over 15-years of experience identifying, delineating, and permitting wetlands and streams in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. His dual background of Civil Engineering (PCSM, E&S, & NPDES Permitting) & his Ecology expertise (Wetland & Stream Permitting), coupled with his easy to understand teaching methods, make him one of our top rated instructors. Contact Chris directly at Chris@EcoSourcePA.com
EDUCATION, REGISTRATIONS & ACCOLADES
History of Christopher Nix projects:
Rockport Works: project designer for 34,000-foot-long, 36-inch diameter treated effluent pipeline at the Rockport Works, Rockport, IN. Hydraulic analysis during design/build stage, plans, construction monitoring, and quality assurance report.
Allegheny Energy Supply
AEP Project: wetland delineation, stream investigation, and aquatic insect identification for overhead electrical transmission line, Virginia.
Millennium Pipeline Project: wetland delineation, stream investigation, and aquatic insect identification for overhead gas transmission line, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia.
Harrison Power Station Pond # 1: erosion and sedimentation control of the Sedimentation Pond # 1 expansion at the Harrison Power Station.
Harrison Power Station Phase IV expansion: hydrologic and hydraulic design and permitting for the Phase IV expansion at the Harrison Power Station.
Erosion and sedimentation design for transmission line through five counties in Pennsylvania.
Dominion Transmission, Inc.
TL-263, existing pipeline: wetland delineation, stream investigation, and aquatic insect identification for 100+miles existing pipeline, West Virginia
Fink Capacity Storage Project: wetland delineation, stream investigation, and aquatic insect identification for Fink Capacity Storage Project, 9-miles existing pipeline, West Virginia
North East Storage Project: wetland delineation, stream investigation, and preparation of environmental documents for a gas transmission pipeline in Pennsylvania and New York.
Cove Point East Project: wetland delineation, stream investigation, and preparation of environmental documents for proposed compressor station in Virginia.
Pleasant Valley Station: wetland delineation, stream investigation, and preparation of environmental documents for proposed compressor station.
EME Homer City
Two Lick Creek Dam: emergency Action Plan preparation for the Two Lick Creek Dam. Hydrologic studies, inundation mapping, and regulatory agency coordination.
Erosion and sedimentation control design for Bruce Mansfield Power Station including plans and report.
State Route 48 Project: wetland delineation, stream investigation, and environmental field evaluation for site selection in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Abandoned mine reclamation DEP File No. OSM 63 (3803) 101.1. Dangerous highwall removal in the City of Monongahela. Hydraulic and hydrologic design, permitting, plans, and specifications.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Ghost Town Trail and C&I Trail, rails for trails project including plans and specifications.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Erosion and sedimentation control, and hydrologic and hydraulic design for cellular tower above Allegheny Mountain Tunnel including plans and specifications.
Washington County Planning Commission
Day Bridge Rehabilitation Project: hydraulic modeling and design of Day Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Washington County, PA
Wolf Run Compressor Station
Wetland delineation, stream investigation, and aquatic insect identification for Wolf Run Compressor Station, Lewis County, West Virginia.
"A great starter course!"
-Kelsey Q. Jones, PA DEP, Ebensburg, PA