EnviroScience is excited to announce the official opening of our new regional office in Morgantown, West Virginia. Located at 129 Greenbag Road across from Giant Eagle, the office currently has four full-time staff and additional seasonal staff, with plenty of room for future growth. Did you know that over the last 15 years, 25% of EnviroScience’s business was conducted in West Virginia? The opening of this office has been a long time coming, and we expect this office location will better serve our clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. Our Morgantown, West Virginia staff offer a broad array of environmental experience, expertise, and state/federal permits in the Mountain State with a focus on these key services:
- Stream and Wetland Delineations and Permitting
- Freshwater Mussel Surveys
- Bat Habitat Assessments and Mist Netting
- Macroinvertebrate Sampling, Sorting, and Identification
- Environmental Inspection
- Environmental Compliance
- Water Chemistry and Water Supply Sampling
- Flow Monitoring
- GIS Analysis and Mapping
- Endangered Crayfish Surveys
- Pollinator Habitat Surveys
- Vegetation Management
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Planning
- Bioassay / Toxicity Sample Collection and Courier Service
- Scientific Diving / Small Boat Operations / Commercial Diving Support
- Emergency Response
Meet Our West Virginia Office Staff
Sarah Veselka, M.S., Senior Scientist / Project Manager
Sarah Veselka has been consulting in the environmental field for over 20 years. Her background includes graduate studies in fisheries at West Virginia University, which led to non-profit management, and eventually a business start-up and development in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Ms. Veselka currently specializes in river ecosystems, including freshwater mussel, fish, crayfish, and macroinvertebrate surveys, and is a certified master diver. She greatly enjoys working with clients in various industries and bringing together productive teams to see projects efficiently through from start to finish.
Brian Carlson, M.S., Senior Scientist / Aquatic Biologist
Brian Carlson came to West Virginia via the AmeriCorps VISTA program and completed graduate fisheries studies at West Virginia University before entering private consulting seven years ago. Mr. Carlson leads field crews in freshwater mussel, endangered crayfish, fish, and macroinvertebrate community assessments; flow monitoring; water quality analysis; and stream and wetland delineation. He is also a certified rescue diver. He is a Society for Freshwater Scientist genus-level certified taxonomist with experience in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Appalachian regions. Mr. Carlson has also used his aquatic biology skills to evaluate streams and wetlands for credit, debiting, and mitigation projects, and supports environmental inspections on pipeline and other construction projects.
Sean Kline, B.S., Bat Ecologist / Wetland & Stream Scientist
Sean Kline returns to West Virginia where he began his environmental consulting career four years ago after graduating from West Virginia University’s Wildlife and Fisheries Program. Mr. Kline specializes in threatened and endangered bats and wetland/stream delineations and permitting, and has been working out of our Stow, Ohio office for the last two years. He has extensive field experience, effectively leading bat mist net surveys, radio telemetry, emergence surveys, and bat habitat assessments with corresponding conservation plans. Mr. Kline is also proficient in wetland and stream delineations, reporting, and permitting along with vegetation management, including invasive species control and supplemental seeding and plantings.
Amy Dorow, B.S., Environmental Inspector / WV Environmental Inspection Project Manager
Amy Dorow joins our West Virginia team by way of our Headquarters in Stow, Ohio. Ms. Dorow has been focused on environmental inspection services and stormwater pollution prevention plan compliance for construction activities in the oil and gas industry since 2017. She manages environmental inspection services in West Virginia, including weekly and rain event environmental inspections of active construction sites as well as providing on-site guidance for minimizing construction impacts to streams, wetlands, and other environmentally sensitive areas. Ms. Dorow has a Biology degree from the University of Akron and experience with pesticide trials, pollinator habitats, and bio-ecological research.
Matthew Gilkay, B.S., Biologist
Matthew Gilkay joined EnviroScience and has been active in environmental consulting in West Virginia for a little over a year. Mr. Gilkay is a certified advanced open water diver and brings experience in fisheries, aquatic vegetation collection and identification, freshwater mussel surveys, and macroinvertebrates to our Morgantown based team. Originally from Minnesota, the Land of Lakes, Mr. Gilkay is happy to be working and living in the birthplace of rivers.
Walter Veselka, M.S., Business Development
Walter Veselka is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and has been working in West Virginia for the past 15 years conducting ecological fieldwork and consulting. During this time, Mr. Veselka has cultivated many relationships across industries and is eager to work with EnviroScience to promote new partnerships and growth opportunities.