Brian Carlson

Senior Scientist / Aquatic Biologist

Brian is an environmental professional working out of EnviroScience’s West Virginia office, who specializes in stream and river ecosystems, specifically benthic macroinvertebrates (including T&E crayfish), fish, and freshwater mussels in the Appalachian, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions. Mr. Carlson is federally permitted (TE41671D – 1) for numerous freshwater mussel species as well as two crayfish species (Big Sandy Crayfish (Cambarus callainus) and Guyandotte River Crayfish (Cambarus veteranus)). In addition, he is a SFS (formerly NABS) certified benthic macroinvertebrate taxonomist for EPT and Chironomidae genera. Mr. Carlson also has experience in stream and wetland delineation, T&E species/sensitive habitat construction monitoring, water quality and habitat assessments, flow monitoring, stream valuation for mitigation, and GIS mapping.

He also has experience in project management, including budget development, client relations, agency correspondence, leading field crews, data management and analysis, and report writing.

  • Federal Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Permit (TE41671D – 1)
  • USFWS Approved Surveyor for Big Sandy Crayfish and Guyandotte River Crayfish
  • Society for Freshwater Science Certified Genus Level Taxonomist (EPT East & North American Chironomidae)
  • State Qualified Freshwater Mussel Surveyor in West Virginia and Ohio
  • Certified Benthic Macroinvertebrate Taxonomist – Maryland Department of Natural Resources – MBSS
  • Certified Benthic Macroinvertebrate Processing – Maryland Department of Natural Resources – MBSS
  • Ohio EPA Qualified Data Collector Level II Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (QHEI)
  • PADI Certified Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue SCUBA Diver
  • American Heart Association CPR and First Aid
  • Qualified Stormwater Construction Monitor
  • Permit and Non-Permit Confined Space Entry
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER
  • 40-hour Stream and Wetland Delineation Training
  • Scientific Collection Permits Held in IL, KY, MD, OH, PA, and WV

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