Matthew Johnson joined EnviroScience’s Nashville, Tennessee office as its newest Malacologist and Aquatic Biologist. His role includes helping municipal and industry clients navigate state and federal endangered species requirements for freshwater mussels.
Mr. Johnson’s extensive knowledge and experience performing freshwater mussel studies in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S plays a vital role in expanding EnviroScience’s capabilities in the Southern United States. Mr. Johnson has studied and worked as a malacologist in the Southern U.S. for nearly 10 years, performing freshwater mussel surveys and monitoring projects as a research associate with the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center at Virginia Tech, subsequently completing his M.S. in Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech, serving as the resident mussel biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Marcos National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center, and as a research associate with the freshwater mussel group at the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources at Texas A&M University.
Mr. Johnson is an active member of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, holds federal and state collection permits in Texas, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, and Ohio, and has been designated as an approved freshwater mussel surveyor in Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia
In addition to his freshwater mussel experience, Mr. Johnson also has experience in performing wetland delineations, wetland mitigation monitoring, benthic macroinvertebrate surveys, stream electrofishing surveys, stream habitat assessments, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 permitting , Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Section 401 permitting, and surveys for other endangered species including bald eagles, wood turtle, and small whorled pogonia.
Matt.Johnson @ EnviroScienceInc.com