Wetland Boot Camp.com Professional Wetland Training
Wetland Boot Camp.comProfessional Wetland Training

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. 

About Wetland Boot Camp:

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

  • Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ)
  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)
  • ACOE Wetland Delineator Program
  • Published, July 2009 “Low Impact Development” article
  • Designer of the 2004 Smart Growth Award recipient
  • Panel Member at Westmoreland Annual Engineering Workshop, 2005 and 2010
  • B.S. Civil Engineering University of Pittsburgh

Our Consulting Services:

Fast - Efficient - Effective - Experienced  

Consulting Services:

  • Wetland Identification and Delineations
  • Stream Identification and Delineations
  • Stream Macroinvertebrate Surveys
  • Local, State, & Federal Permitting
  • Stormwater Management Modeling and Design
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control
  • Clean Water Act – discharge of dredged and fill material into waters of the US
  • Joint-Permits (PA DEP & ACOE) Chapter 105 Water Obstruction & Encroachment
  • Phase II NPDES Permits for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activities
  • PA CODE, Chapter 102 – Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations
  • GP-03 Bank Rehabilitation, Bank Protection & Gravel Bar Removal
  • GP-04 Intake & Outfall Structures
  • GP-05 Utility Line Stream Crossings
  • GP-06 Agricultural Crossings & Ramps
  • GP-07 Minor Road Crossings
  • GP-08 Temporary Road Crossings
  • GP-10 Abandoned Mine Reclamation
  • GP-11 Maintenance, Testing, Repair, or Replacement of Water Obstructions
  • GP-15 Private Residential Construction in Wetlands

History of Projects:

History of Christopher Nix projects:

 

AK Steel

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.

   

Dominion Peoples

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.

 

First Energy

Erosion and sedimentation control design for Bruce Mansfield Power Station including plans and report.

 

PENNDOT

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.