posted on April 26, 2012 20:22
Milliken Forestry is pleased to announce that Monica Folk, of Kissimmee, Florida, has joined our staff to provide environmental consulting services, specifically in the areas of endangered species and wetland issues.
Monica earned a Ph.D. Degree in Zoology and Wildlife Ecology from Southern Illinois University in 1991, an M.S. degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management from Purdue University in 1987, and a B.S. Degree in Wildlife from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 1985.
For over 18 years, Monica was an ecologist, planner, science manager, and mitigation coordinator with the Nature Conservancy. With a training background in wildlife ecology and management, Monica focused her studies on the conservation of natural systems and endangered species protection. Her long-term research and conservation interests include restoration of ecological process, listed species population restoration and management, and wetland restoration monitoring.
Over the course of her career, she has written numerous land management plans and scientific reports, as well as a watershed conservation analysis, restoration procedures manual, and several education documents.
For over 18 years, she managed listed and rare species populations on the 12,000-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve. Species included a wood stork colony, Florida scrub-jays, Florida sandhill cranes, bald eagles, wading birds, gopher tortoises, southeastern big-eared bats and numerous other species. From 2007 to 2010, she led a successful program to reintroduce red-cockaded woodpeckers to the Preserve, which resulted in sustainable population of over 20 birds after three years.
In her new role at Milliken Forestry, Monica will prepare environmental baseline studies and consult on management of all types of environmental projects. We are looking forward to taking advantage of her vast experience and in-depth knowledge to enhance the breadth of forestry consulting services we provide to our clients.
To reach Monica, contact her at email@example.com or 407-870-8603.