Max Koran

Environmental Scientist

Max Koran Virginia EnviroScience

Max Koran joined EnviroScience in 2011, providing expertise in systems ecology, hydrogeology, sedimentology, remote sensing, and biogeochemistry. He is recognized as an industry expert in the field of emergency response—staffing and managing over 100 train derailments for Class 1 railroads across the eastern and central portions of the United States. 

Max holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Cleveland State University. In addition, he has completed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetland delineation training, HAZWOPER 40-hour training, OSHA Stormwater Management training, and RCRA hazardous waste training.

Max’s diverse academic background has allowed him to provide technical assistance on a variety of projects, including wetland delineations, water quality assessments, sediment sampling efforts, environmental compliance on construction sites, ecological restoration, Section 106 coordination, and threatened and endangered species habitat identification.

In his current role as an environmental scientist, Max provides extensive environmental and cultural resource due diligence support for the solar industry. He is also responsible for technical report preparation and has prepared scientific journal articles for peer-reviewed publications.  

In his free time, he performs independent research in the field of zymology.

Contact Max at:  MKoran @

Few environmental firms in the country retain EnviroScience’s degree of scientific know-how, talent, and capability under one roof. The diverse backgrounds of our biologists, environmental engineers, scientists, and divers enable us to provide comprehensive in-house services and an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.

Our client guarantee is to provide “Excellence in Any Environment,” meaning no matter what we do, we will deliver on our Core Values of respect, client advocacy, quality work, accountability, teamwork, and safety. EnviroScience was created with the concept that we could solve complex problems by empowering great people. This concept still holds true today as our scientists explore the latest environmental legislation and regulations and incorporate the most up-to-date technology to gather and report data.

EnviroScience expertise includes but is not limited to aquatic surveys (including macroinvertebrate surveys and biological assessments); ecological restoration; ecological services (including impact assessments, invasive species control, and water quality monitoring);  emergency response; engineering and compliance services; endangered mussel surveys; laboratory and analysis; stormwater management; threatened and endangered species; and wetlands and streams (including delineation and mitigation). Further, EnviroScience is one of the few biological firms in the country that is a general member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and offers full-service commercial diving services.