LJA Environmental Services includes seasoned professional leaders in the fields of wildlife ecology, aquatic and terrestrial biology, hydro- and karst-related geology, prehistoric and historic archeology, and historical architecture. Our unique team of professionals are all recognized experts in their respective fields, each with many years of experience conducting objective and reliable scientific and technical studies. Moreover, each member of our professional staff understands how those studies apply toward achievement of your project’s particular environmental permitting and regulatory compliance needs. Whether you need a single resource specialist or an entire team, call one of our team leaders to discuss an environmental permitting and compliance solution that works for you.
With LJA’s wealth of environmental talent and resources, we are one of the largest environmental teams in the state of Texas with over 45 dedicated specialists. We are proud of our team size, but even more so because of the comprehensive array of environmental analysis, permitting, and regulatory compliance services we now offer. You have access to a diverse range of professional environmental engineers, planners, and scientists. Together, we can build—and rebuild—a civilization that matters.
Master of Agriculture, Range Ecology & Management, Texas A&M University, College Station
BS, Range Ecology & Management, Texas A&M University, College Station
MA, Botany/Wetland Ecology, University of Texas at Austin
BS, Forestry/Wildlife Science, Stephen F. Austin University
MS, Geological Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
BS, Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University at Galveston
MA, Anthropology, University of Houston
BA, Anthropology/Archeology, University of Texas at Austin
BS, Environmental Science, Texas A&M University, Corpus ChristiScott is a graduate of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, where he studied Environmental Science. He has 14 years of experience in the field of wildlife biology, project management, permitting, and consulting. He is skilled and experienced in on-site investigations, including habitat assessments, wetland determinations and delineations, and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, as well as recognition of karst characteristics, recharge features, and suitable endangered species habitats. Scott has also prepared numerous applications for Section 404/10 nationwide and individual permits for the US Army Corps of Engineers, which included conducting Hydrogeomorphic Model (HGM) and Texas Rapid Assessment Method (TXRAM) analyses for wetland impacts and mitigation. He has experience utilizing Trimble Geo HX (sub-foot accurate handlheld GPS unit) for various field applications. He has participated in presence/absence surveys for various threatened or endangered species and is permitted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to survey for golden-cheeked warbler and red-cockaded woodpecker. Scott contributes to GIS mapping services, preparing presentation graphics for technical reports and permitting packages for a variety of project types and phases.
BS, Texas A&M University, Corpus ChristiJay has extensive background and experience with USACE permitting (Sec’s 404 and 10), environmental assessments and regulatory compliance, wetland delineation, beach and dune permitting, restoration, mitigation, NEPA compliance, and a variety of other environmental monitoring and reporting. Projects and clients have ranged from private individuals to cities, counties, the federal government, and other entities. Projects have included permitting for infrastructure, private/commercial development, boat ramps, mitigation, shoreline protection, bulkheads, roads, and many other projects. Jay has close working relationships with a variety County Commissioners, City Councils, the TGLO, USACE, USFWS, private homeowner associations, landowners, and NGO’s. He also serves as an alternative engineer for the City of Port Aransas, where his main duties are to review dune permits and beachfront construction certificates. He has been involved with shoreline protection, seagrass and shoreline vegetation protection, enhancement, and plantings for 14 years. He has experience with shoreline erosion response and protection through both engineered solutions and living shorelines.
BS, Agronomy, Texas A&M UniversityKeith is a Project Manager with 14 years of experience with a diverse background in natural resource assessment, specializing in wetland delineations, wetland permitting, and the creation and mitigation of wetlands. He has extensive experience with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act permitting including both Nationwide Permits and Individual Permits. Keith has experience with running several aquatic resource function models including, but not limited to, the interim Riverine Forested Hydrogeomorphic Model, the interim Riverine Scrub-shrub/Herbaceous Hydrogeomorphic Model, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District Stream Assessment Tool. He also has worked closely with the Interagency Review Team in developing wetland mitigation banks within the USACE Galveston District.
MA, Anthropology, New York University, New York
BA, Anthropology, New York University, New York
MS, Geology, Texas A&M University
BS, Geology, Florida Atlantic University
Master of Applied Geography Resource and Environmental Studies, Southwest Texas State University
BS, Resource and Environmental Studies, Southwest Texas State University