Ryan Schwegman manages the Marine Services Group at EnviroScience, Inc., which includes a team of malacologists, full-time commercial and scientific diving staff. Ryan is approved by the USFWS as a mussel contractor in various regions and has completed mussel surveys in 11 states throughout the eastern U.S. Ryan has worked with over 80 species of freshwater mussels, including numerous federally-listed and state-listed species. His extensive experience assisting in the consultation process of the Endangered Species Act has assisted in the completion of many Biological Assessments. He is an active member of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society and served at the Guidelines and Techniques Committee Chairs for six-year. Additionally, he is active in other professional and conservation organizations including the Ohio River Valley Ecosystem Mollusk Subgroup, PA Mollusk Technical Committee, and Three Valley Conservation Trust. Ryan has 12 years of formal and on-the-job training in surface-supplied diving operations and knowledgeable in diver communications, tending, emergency systems, and equipment use and maintenance. Ryan plays a key role in the efficient implementation of the firm’s field-based services. In addition to his formal scientific training and consulting experience, Ryan was previously trained as a NOLS certified Wilderness EMT and CDA Technical Institute Dive certified Medical Technician.
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