Paul Anderson

Retired Senior Scientist / Stream Habitat Evaluation Training Course Instructor

Mr. Paul Anderson holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. degree in Aquatic Ecology from Kent State University. Working as a Senior Scientist within the ecological services division of EnviroScience, Inc. from 2013 to 2023, Paul recently retired and is now focused on the Stream Habitat Evaluation Training Courses he offers through his company, Spring from the Source, LLC, DBA Ohio Stream Assessment Training.

Paul has over 35 years of professional experience, including 18 years of experience as a field biologist with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Division of Surface Water. He has coordinated and implemented numerous projects relating to the study of biological conditions, water and sediment quality, and habitat integrity of aquatic resources. 

While at Ohio EPA, Paul assessed streams and inland lakes to determine the attainment of chemical and biological water quality criteria. He also developed plans to preserve and protect aquatic resources through the preparation of integrated water quality and Total Maximum Daily Load reports. Paul played a key role in the development of protocols to establish the Ohio EPA nearshore Lake Erie monitoring program currently being conducted by Ohio EPA.

He was also active in water quality assessment, remedial projects, and habitat improvement projects for the Black River and the Ashtabula River Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Paul and his colleagues at the Ohio EPA developed an aquatic life use classification system and evaluation protocols for Primary Headwater Habitat stream ecosystems. He also worked to develop a statewide protocol for the evaluation of stream mitigation requirements related to 401 Water Quality Certifications for stream and Lake Erie estuary impacts in Ohio for incorporation into the Ohio water quality standards.

Paul holds Level 3 Qualified Data Collector status for Water Chemistry and Fish Community Biology through the Ohio EPA Credible Data Program (CDP). He is also a Qualified Trainer for stream habitat and fish community assessment using Ohio EPA methodologies through the CDP.

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