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Abbey Naylor, LEED®, AP
Vice President/Senior Ecologist

     

Education
B.S., Marine Biology (cum laude)
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Expertise
Environmental Permitting
Environmental Impact Assessment
Mitigation Planning and Design
Environmental Monitoring
Ecology
Wildlife
Project Management

Professional Affiliations
Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals
Florida Association of
Environmental Professionals

Certifications
USGBC LEED® AP
FDEP Wetland Certification
PADI Advanced and Rescue Diver
Boat U.S. certification in watercraft/trailer operation/ boating safety

 

 

Abbey Naylor has 16 years of experience in the environmental industry. Her specialties include local, state, and federal permitting; project management, environmental site assessments including threatened and endangered species surveys, wetland jurisdictional determinations, and habitat mapping; vegetative and hydrologic monitoring; permit compliance; construction oversight; site restoration; and mitigation banking. She has completed projects in both the public and private sectors including but not limited to: pipelines, PD&E studies, DRI's, commercial, industrial, residential, mixed-use development, wetland restoration, pump/lift stations, marinas, mitigation banks, parks, and airports. Ms. Naylor can offer a thorough understanding of local, state, and federal issues as they relate to environmental regulatory concerns. She has worked extensively with environmental regulatory agencies at all levels. She is familiar with project due diligence requirements and the steps necessary to take a project from conception to final build-out. She has extensive experience in scientific diving, artificial reef construction and deployment, and surveying and monitoring of coastal and offshore essential fish habitat including seagrasses. She is a PADI certified Advanced and Rescue Diver. She has also provided expert witness testimony and litigation support.


PROJECT EXPERIENCE

Commercial and Mixed Use Development:

Marketplace at Citrus Park - Costco - Tampa, FL
Project Manager responsible for obtaining environmental permits for the Marketplace at Citrus Park which is a 32 acre commercial development in Tampa, FL including the construction of a Costco and Gas Station, and multiple outparcels. Managed the permitting process and timing for receipt of permits from SWFWMD, EPC, and USACE. Includes close coordination with agency staff and a project team of engineers, attorneys, and surveyors. Impacts to wetlands was over 5 acres and such onsite and offsite mitigation was developed that included the identification and purchase of additional lands and preparation of mitigation plans including addressing site protection requirements through conservation easements and reviewing financial assurance documents and preparing cost estimates for the work. The project is under construction as of Spring 2016.

Waters and Dale Mabry Retail - Wawa and Aldi - Tampa, FL
Project Director responsible for preparing applications and obtaining environmental permits for an approximately 5 acre Wawa and Aldi in Tampa, FL. Managed the permitting process for permits from SWFWMD, EPC, and USACE. The site had been attempted to be developed multiple times by others; however, due to the extent of wetlands onsite, other permitting attempts were unsuccessful. With close agency coordination and negotiation, the project has received an environmental permit from EPC, and is in final coordination with SWFWMD and USACE. Revisions are also being made to the EPC permit such that mitigation is consistent with all 3 agencies. Construction is projected to start in Summer 2016.

Rolling Oaks - Target and multiple outparcels - Osceola County, FL
Project Director providing wetlands and threatened and endangered species surveys and permitting for a 70 acre commercial development. Coordinated with SFWMD, USACE, FWC, and USFWS. Species surveys included gopher tortoise, Florida mouse, sand skink, and blue tail mole skink. Received a gopher tortoise incidental take permit from FWC and completed Section 7 consultation with USFWS for skinks. Negotiated with the agencies to conduct a reduced survey effort and provided evidence that the habitat onsite was unsuitable and would eventually not support the species. This resulted in a reduced mitigation, saving the client $1.5 million in mitigation fees. The project has been constructed.

Wawa Riverhills - Tampa, FL
Project Director responsible for overseeing preparation of environmental applications in order to obtain permits from EPC, SWFWMD, and USACE for a proposed Wawa on E. Fowler Ave. and Riverhills Dr. in Tampa, FL. Applications have been submitted to the USACE and EPC and coordination with SWFWMD is underway. Permits are anticipated by fourth quarter 2016.

Bloomingdale Multi-Use Commerce Center - Hillsborough County
Project Director for the redevelopment of a site in Hillsborough County to include a mix of uses including commercial retail, office, and residential which will allow for financial success of the property. Construction of the proposed project will result in a total of approximately 0.71 acres of impacts to the wetland hardwood forest habitat. A permit from EPC has been issued. SWFWMD and USACE permits will be required. The client is currently re-evaluating the site.

Nature Coast Commons -JC Penney's - Pasco County, FL
Project Manager responsible for providing environmental consulting services for the construction of an approximately 40 acre JC Penney's and commercial development located along US-19 in Pasco County, FL. Project involved the delineation of wetlands and required coordination with USACE regarding jurisdiction determination of onsite wetlands and coordination with the Southwest Florida Water Management District to obtain the ERP permit and approval for mitigation design. Project also involved conducting gopher tortoise surveys and coordinating with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Red Rabbit - Pasco County, FL
Project manager providing environmental consulting services for the construction of a Red Rabbit service station and convenient store located on US-19 in Pasco County, FL.

Walgreens - Pinellas County, FL
Project Director responsible for overseeing environmental assessment and obtaining a permit from the USACE for wetland impacts associated with the project site. Included coordinating with the USACE to demonstrate that the project could qualify for a nationwide permit, thus reducing permitting timeframes and effort associated with approval.

SR 54 and Trinity Blvd - Pasco County, FL
Project Manager for environmental services for a commercial development located in Pasco County. Obtained environmental permits from SWFWMD and oversaw the design and construction of a 1.75 acre wetland creation and restoration site approved for mitigation. Justified to the USACE that the wetlands onsite were not USACE jurisdictional, eliminating the need for a USACE permit.

The Reserve at Sweetwater Estuary - Taylor County, FL
Project Manager for environmental and permitting services and project coordination for a 3,700 acre parcel along the coast of Taylor County. Provided oversight of project and team coordination regarding environmental permitting, wildlife consultation, and associated design activities. Wetlands jurisdictional delineation, threatened and endangered species assessment, and site planning assistance have been provided. Coordinated with the SRWMD, Taylor County, and DCA to obtain environmental approvals. Final approvals from the USACE are pending.


Residential Development:

Zambito Residential Development - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Director for a single-family residential development by Taylor Morrison. Responsibilities included overseeing the environmental assessments and permitting including obtaining permits from SWFWMD, EPC, and USACE. Activities included wetland delineation, threatened and endangered species surveys, habitat assessment, and preparation of mitigation plans. Strategies to minimize permit requirements included demonstrating that wetlands onsite were upland cut. Resulted in minimal mitigation requirements and exemptions in some cases. Ms. Naylor facilitated receipt of permits from all agencies. The project is under construction and will be completed in Summer 2016.

Blue Heron Creek Apartments - Manatee County, FL
Project Director responsible for obtaining a USACE permit for the construction of an apartment complex. The project had wetland impacts that required mitigation. Onsite mitigation was proposed. The permit was issued and the site under construction. Ms. Naylor was able to work with the USACE such that a conservation easement was not required for the mitigation site. She is also overseeing the implementation of the onsite mitigation which includes the restoration of a 1.30 acre onsite.

Fountains at Falkenburg, EPC Permitting - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Director responsible for providing environmental consulting services in order to obtain entitlements for an affordable housing development with a commercial development outparcel located at the corner of south Falkenburg Road and Camden Field Parkway. The project involved wetland jurisdictional determination, listed species survey, justification of wetland impacts and extensive coordination with EPC in demonstrating reasonable use of the property.

Wellington Estates - Oldsmar, FL
Project Director responsible for obtaining a USACE permit and modification to a SWFWMD permit for the construction of a residential subdivision. The project included assessing the site for wetland and protected species impacts. The schedule for obtaining permits was extremely tight, and Ms. Naylor helped facilitate timely issuance of permits for construction. The project is under construction.

Woodlawn Affordable Housing - Pinellas County, FL
Project Director for an approximately 30 acre affordable housing complex. Coordinated with USACE and SWFWMD and obtained approval for development regarding environmental impacts. Obtained approval of wetland delineation and hydroperiod elevations.

Walden Woods Townhomes - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Director for environmental services for an approximately 75 acre townhome project located in Plant City, FL. Coordinated with EPC and SWFWMD and obtained environmental permits for wetland impacts by designing an on-site wetland creation area for mitigation.


Industrial:

Foley Cellulose Effluent Pipeline - Perry, FL
Project Manager responsible for overseeing the request for a permit extension from the USACE for a 15.3 mile effluent pipeline for the Foley Cellulose Kraft pulp mill. The USACE had previously issued a permit and provided several extensions, however due to the change in regulations and amount of time that had passed since original issuance, the USACE required significant updates to the permit in order to issue the extension. Responsible for overseeing the re-delineation of wetlands and reviewing the pipeline route for threatened and endangered species. The revisions are also requiring revisiting seagrass monitoring requirement subsequent to the NPDES permit being issued. Required the resubmittal of all permit drawings, revised UMAM forms and revised mitigation. The extension request has been submitted, and coordination with the USACE is currently underway. A revised permit is anticipated to be issued in 2016.

Florida Rock at Port of Tampa
Project Manager responsible for providing wetland delineation and permitting support to Florida Rock Industries for their site located at the Port of Tampa. Services included delineation of freshwater and coastal wetlands on the project site and providing a wetland impact and mitigation options analysis for proposed improvements at the site. Improvements proposed at the site required evaluating how the environmental regulations of EPC and SWFWMD would affect those proposed improvements.

Florida Rock at Port of Tampa
Project Manager responsible for providing wetland delineation and permitting support to Florida Rock Industries for their site located at the Port of Tampa. Services included delineation of freshwater and coastal wetlands on the project site and providing a wetland impact and mitigation options analysis for proposed improvements at the site. Improvements proposed at the site required evaluating how the environmental regulations of EPC and SWFWMD would affect those proposed improvements.

Caloosa Shell Land Excavation Area Monitoring Projects – Hillsborough County, FL
Project Manager conducting monitoring on mitigation sites of the Caloosa Shell Land Excavation Area located in Hillsborough County. Services included pedestrian survey of selected wetland mitigation areas, water quality assessment, inventory of all vegetative species, assessment of wildlife usage including all visual observations, physical sightings, vocalizations, or observations of tracks, scat, nests, burrows, etc., and ecological evaluations. Reports were prepared for submittal to regulatory agencies.


Restoration:

Rivergarden Park Shoreline Restoration - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Director for the 2,500 linear feet river shoreline stabilization and restoration project in Hillsborough County. Coordinated with the City of Tampa and the SWFWMD SWIM representatives during the design and permitting phase. Assisted in drafting permit applications for the proposed project. The entire 3.5 acre site was included in the design, leaving space for a Greenways trail. Assisted in preparing for three public meetings with local homeowners and other interested parties regarding the specific benefits of the project. Provided construction oversight services during both phases of construction. Services included providing post-construction monitoring of the restoration area. The construction was completed in 2009 and the monitoring was completed in 2011.

FAA QM8 Restoration and Post-Construction Monitoring
Project Manager responsible for the construction management and oversight of an 80-acre wetland restoration. Responsible for managing the restoration team which included restoration contractors and herbicide applicators. The project included removal of invasive exotics and non-native species through mechanical excavation and herbicide treatment. Targeted species include those species on the Florida Exotic Plant and Pest Council's (FLEPPC) list and the Department of Environmental Management's (DERM) prohibited and controlled plants list, and agricultural planted crops of papaya, okra, sugarcane, and yucca. Additionally mulch and rock piles were removed. Restoration activities have been completed. Ecological monitoring and maintenance of the restored site was completed in early 2016.

Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Test Cells - Various Counties, FL
Environmental Scientist responsible for assisting with the preparation of the 1502 environmental permit application. The South Florida Water Management District planned on constructing a 16,000 acre reservoir to capture Everglades Agricultural Area Basin runoff. Two 25-acre test cells were needed to obtain performance data. Conducted field efforts including wetland jurisdictional determinations and threatened and endangered species surveys.

Isolated Wetlands Restoration and Creation Project - Lake Okeechobee, Lemkin Creek
Environmental Scientist responsible for assisting in restoration activities on a 68-acre parcel of State owned land near Lemkin Creek located in Okeechobee County, FL. Parcel is adjacent to existing mined rock pits which were considered for storage and treatment of the City of Okeechobee's stormwater runoff. Ms. Naylor provided oversight of exotic species removal and development of a wetland management plan, in addition to assisting in the biological surveys, hydrologic assessment, and restoration design.


Mitigation Banking:

Tampa Bay Mitigation Bank - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Manager for estuarine (mangrove and salt marsh) vegetation monitoring services on a 161-acre site in southern Hillsborough County. Responsibilities include review and coordination with field staff submitting monitoring reports for compliance with FDEP, USACE, and SWFWMD permits following a large scale planting effort. The Tampa Bay Mitigation Bank was identified as a key location for providing significant ecological and water quality benefits to Cockroach Bay and the Tampa Bay region. Intertidal habitat, including mangroves and salt marsh (42.2 acres), freshwater wetlands (81.3 acres), wetlands hammock (7.8 acres) and freshwater ponds (3.8 acres), as well as native upland habitat were created and restored to further improve essential native habitat adjacent to Tampa Bay.

Easter Mitigation Bank – Pinellas County, FL
Project Manager responsible for the establishment and permitting of a 101 acre mitigation bank for Clearwater Christian College in Pinellas County. Included oversight and management of a project team including biologists, engineers, hydrologists, and surveyors. Close coordination with the legal team was also required. The proposed mitigation bank included hydrological restoration of a degraded portion of Upper Tampa Bay with anticipated improvements in water quality, vegetation, wildlife utilization, and benthic community structure. Services included the preparation of state and federal permit and Mitigation Bank Instrument applications and on-going agency negotiations. In addition, support on mitigation bank business services was provided including pro forma and ROI analysis. The bank was not permitted due to unresolved sovereign submerged lands issues.

San Pedro Bay Mitigation Bank - Taylor County, FL
Project Director for vegetation and hydrology monitoring services at the San Pedro Bay Mitigation Bank (SPBMB) in Taylor County, Florida. The ~7,000 acre mitigation bank is located at the headwaters of the Fenholloway River. Enhancement activities include removal of planted slash pines (Pinus elliottii) and installation of low water crossings and ditch plugs. Changes in hydrology are being documented at 15 monitoring stations where Campbell Scientific CR200 Dataloggers record sub-surface water levels in 15-minute intervals. The 15-minute incremental data are converted to average daily water levels to show stage hydrographs and develop stage duration curves. These hydrographs and stage durations curves are statistically analyzed to allow comparison between non-restored and restored phases of SPBMB, and demonstrate success of the project. Changes in vegetation at the SPBMB are being documented along permanent monitoring transects established in three vegetative communities; shrub bog, freshwater marsh, and freshwater forested. Qualitative and quantitative monitoring is provided. Quantitative monitoring in the RSAs is conducted by recording vegetation species intercepted by stratum at 3-feet intervals along each transect. These data will be compared to permit-stated percent cover requirements that will be used to determine success of the project.

Southern States - Corbett Mitigation Bank - Palm Beach County, FL
Senior Ecologist for the development of a unique mitigation bank concept at the Corbett Wildlife Management Area (Corbett) in South Florida. The project is a joint venture between Southern States Land and Timber LLC (SSLT) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The establishment of the bank at Corbett will include the SSLT's conveyance of its property rights of ingress and egress to mine, drill, or explore for oil and enhancement opportunities of specific areas within Corbett. Additionally, the bank included implementation of ecological enhancement activities within a specified area of Corbett. Provided assistance for habitat, vegetation, nuisance-exotic species, wildlife, and threatened and endangered species assessments across 14,200 acres. Assisted in the preparation of a Prospectus to the USACE and an ERP Mitigation Bank permit to the FDEP. Initially the proposed bank encompassed over 50,000 acres; then was reduced to a 2,400 acre site for initial focus. Key issues included legal and management issues related to the public/private partnership, ORV impacts associated with hunting activities, and site assessment methodology.

Confidential Mitigation Bank Prospectus - Palm Beach County, FL
Project Manager providing mitigation bank consulting services to a large land owner in southeastern Florida. Services include preparing permitting strategies, providing guidance on credit yield, market demand, and operations and long term maintenance, and mitigation opportunities on a large tract of land.

Confidential Mitigation Bank Feasibility Analysis and Prospectus
Project Manager conducting an extensive analysis of proposed wetland mitigation bank in Hillsborough County, Florida. Included in the analysis were the technical feasibility of wetlands restoration and mitigation bank development, permitting feasibility, costs to develop and market demand. A pro forma for potential Return on Investment was also prepared. Coordination with State and Federal agencies has been initiated. A prospectus has been submitted to the agencies.

Confidential Mitigation Bank - St. Johns County
Assessed the technical, permitting and financial feasibility of the development of a site in St. Johns County as a mitigation bank. Reviewed costs as they related to potential mitigation activities including preservation and enhancement of the site. Also evaluated the potential for the site to be permitted as a mitigation bank within time frames for approvals.


Energy:

Lakeland Electric - Polk County, FL
Project Director for an environmental assessment of three alternative routes for a new 69kV transmission line in Lakeland, FL. The environmental assessment included identifying wetlands and protected wildlife species and/or their habitat and reporting on the environmental permits and mitigation that could be required based on potential impacts to these resources.

Energy Project - Confidential - Lakeland, FL
Senior Ecologist for a due diligence environmental assessment for a potential energy-related project in Lakeland, FL. The assessment included identifying wetlands and protected wildlife species and/or their habitat. Responsibilities included reporting on the environmental permits required, identifying potential mitigation available and associated costs, and providing an evaluation of permitting feasibility.

Vegetation Monitoring for FGT Phase IV, V, VI Pipeline Routes - Various Counties, FL/AL/MS
Project Manager for the monitoring of 270 miles of pipeline right-of-way for compliance with FDEP, USACE, and FERC permit and certification conditions. The pipeline crosses several major highways and numerous wetlands. The project involved conducting the monitoring events following construction of the natural gas pipeline from Tampa to Ft. Myers. It also included newly constructed pipeline segments in north Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Project responsibilities included field investigations, data analysis, and report preparation.

Calypso Natural Gas Pipeline - Broward County, FL
Project scientist assisting in preparation of a route alternative analysis using GIS/Remote Sensing for the pipeline project. The proposed pipeline would begin at an LNG facility in the Bahamas and cross the Atlantic, making landfall in Southeast Florida. Because the project involves issues associated with nearshore coastal waters, potential impacts to coral reefs, and traversing John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, a detailed alternative route analysis was conducted.

Port Dolphin Natural Gas Pipeline - Hillsborough and Manatee Counties, FL
Environmental scientist providing environmental consulting services necessary for obtaining environmental permits (state, federal, and local), preparation of FERC Resource Reports, and assisting in environmental aspects of a natural gas pipeline project for the Port Dolphin Pipeline System. Initial services included consultation on state and federal permitting for nearshore and land-side segments. Current focus is on land-side permitting of wetlands impacts and development of a mitigation plan. The pipeline would begin at an offshore deep water port in the Gulf of Mexico, making landfall at Port Manatee in Southwest Florida, and connecting landward to the TECO and Gulfstream Natural Gas interchange. The project involves issues including impacts to hardbottom habitat and potential impacts to wetlands. The project requires extensive coordination with regulatory agencies, resource and planning entities, local governments, environmental groups and other special interest groups.


Transportation, Utilities and Roadways:

State Road 674 Force Main Alternatives Analysis and Permitting - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Director responsible for overseeing coordination of environmental assessments associated with the Hillsborough County SR 674 Force Main Phase II project located in Sun City, FL. A desktop analysis of the potential environmental constraints for each proposed alternative was performed utilizing publicly available aerial imagery and GIS data. A preliminary site review was conducted to determine the potential environmental constraints for each proposed alternative, including jurisdictional wetlands and general wildlife surveys. Responsible for coordinating with Hillsborough County and the project team to determine the best applicable alternative for the project design. Once the preferred alternative was determined, coordination permitting support with SWFMWD and EPC was provided. All required environmental permits were obtained.

Gunn Highway and Lutz Lake Fern Rd. Final Design - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Director responsible for providing environmental services to support the engineering team in the final design intersection improvement project. Responsible for conducting field surveys to gather data regarding land use, wetlands, listed species, protected trees and conducting archeological research to prepare an environmental report for the selected alternative. Responsible for coordination with Hillsborough County and SWFWMD to reach 100% design of the intersection improvement.

Flamingo Bridge - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Manager providing environmental consulting services for the completion of a bridge replacement in Hillsborough County. Services include wetland jurisdictional delineation and application and submittal of the following required permits: USGC Bridge Permit, ACOE permit, Environmental Resource, and Tampa Port Authority Permit.

Pump Station 33 - Pinellas County, FL
Project Director providing environmental consulting services for the replacement/relocation of Pump Station 33 located in Pinellas County, Florida. The project included the evaluation of four alternatives as potential locations for the new pump station. Birkitt conducted a site visit to identify any environmental resources of concern that may be present in the area. Potential impacts to wetlands, threatened and endangered species and specimen trees were assessed. Responsible for coordinating with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to discuss the alternatives proposed and incorporating comments into the preliminary environmental report.

Hillsborough Avenue and Sawyer Road PD&E - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Director providing environmental services for a PD&E project at the intersection of Sawyer Road and Hillsborough Avenue in Hillsborough County. Responsible for overseeing the wetland jurisdictional surveys, threatened and endangered species surveys, tree assessment, cultural resources research and the environmental report.

Crenshaw Lake Road and Whitaker Road Intersection Improvement - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Director providing ecological consulting services for the intersection improvements at Crenshaw Lake Road and Whitaker Road. Oversaw the review of current land use, natural features, and cultural resources to prepare alternatives to intersection improvements. Documentation was provided within an environmental report. Additionally, coordinated with Hillsborough County and SWFWMD to reach 30% design based on findings.


Parks:

Flatwoods Recreation Site - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Manager responsible for overseeing the site analysis and wetland impact assessment for the recreational improvements at Flatwoods Recreation Site. Managed staff which delineated jurisdictional wetlands within the proposed mitigation area. Prepared a Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method of all impact and mitigation areas to design mitigation plans, including planting, monitoring and maintenance plans.

Fishhawk Sports Complex - Hillsborough County, FL
Project Scientist responsible for conducting gopher tortoise surveys on the approximately 70 acre Fishhawk Sports Complex site owned by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department. A detailed narrative report including gopher tortoise survey findings and technical specification options for the relocation and/or taking of the identified gopher tortoise was drafted. Necessary permitting requirements as required by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were also provided. Options for potentially impacted gopher tortoises included avoidance options and required buffers for gopher tortoise burrows, mitigation options/gopher tortoise habitat protection options (on-site and off-site) and relocation options.

Loyce Harpe Park - Polk County, FL
Project Director for the environmental assessment of a 540 acre project site located in Polk County, FL. Project required obtaining GIS data including current aerial imagery, historical aerials, FLUCFCS, NWI, historical resource data, and NRCS soils data utilizing publicly available shapefile data. Successfully utilized aerial photo-interpretation with GPS ground-truthing field techniques to determine the spatial extent of all sensitive natural resources onsite and to identify buildable acreage. The qualities of all surface water and wetland resources onsite were assessed and documented using GPS data dictionaries, and digital photos and were classified using FLUCFCS. Recommendations were then made for potential active and passive recreation opportunities for the buildable acreage. Identified nuisance exotic species located onsite and provided the spatial extent and level of intensity. All collected data were overlain on aerial imagery and utilized in the production of map documents that were presented to Polk County staff and the Board of County Commissioners.

Wesley Chapel District Park/Boyette Park - Pasco County, FL
Assistant Project Manager responsible for overseeing a site analysis to assist project team in siting of trails and park signage at the Boyette Road Park project site. Provided environmental consulting services, including the assessment of wetlands and threatened and endangered species surveys. Data collected from the site analysis was utilized to provide conceptual site constraints and trails concepts for the completion of a recreational park's Master Plan. Coordination with regulatory agencies was also provided to obtain approval on the wetland delineation.

Land O Lakes Recreation Complex Site - Pasco County, FL
Project Scientist responsible for overseeing the approximately 40-acre field assessment for the Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex Expansion. Threatened and endangered species surveys, including the review of gopher tortoise habitat and other wildlife habitat, were conducted. Additionally, seasonal high and normal pool elevations were set in each wetland onsite. Coordinated with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to obtain jurisdictional wetland delineations approval.


Marine/Seagrass:

The Reserve at Sweetwater Estuary - Taylor County, FL
Project Manager for environmental and permitting services and project coordination for a 3,700 acre parcel along the coast of Taylor County. Provided oversight of project and team coordination regarding environmental permitting, wildlife consultation, and associated design activities. During initial permitting efforts a new marina and channel were proposed. Conducted seagrass mapping and assessment over a large area using a variety of methods. Surveys were conducted via kayak, boat, and helicopter. Seagrass transects were conducted via scuba diving and snorkeling.

Harborview - Charlotte County, FL
Environmental Scientist supporting on submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) surveys for a proposed marina in the Peace River in Charlotte County, FL. Conducted surveys via transect using snorkeling equipment. Identified and mapped seagrass and oyster habitat.


Airports:

Gainesville Regional Airport - Alachua County, FL
Project scientist providing assistance in assessing wetlands impacts and mitigation requirements using the state UMAM process for the Gainesville/Alachua County Regional Airport. Application of the UMAM process includes the transfer of the Airport's Conservation Easement to areas within the Gum Root Swamp, and to assess mitigation for tree clearing impacts. The assessment includes preparation of maps identifying impacts and mitigation acreages (GIS), coordination with the SJRWMD, and analysis of potential mitigation strategies for impacted wetlands.

Tampa International Airport (TIA) Master Plan Update - Hillsborough County, FL
Environmental Scientist providing assistance in analyzing existing environmental conditions required for updating the master plan at TIA. Responsible for conducting wetland jurisdictional delineations and documenting any observed threatened and endangered species surveys within the proposed areas.

Tampa International Airport (TIA) North Terminal Stormwater Site Development - Hillsborough County, FL
Environmental Scientist providing assistance in gopher tortoise relocation permitting services and relocation of 19 tortoises (over 50 burrows) for the construction of several stormwater ditches as part of the expansion of the Tampa International Airport north terminal. Surveys were conducted for over 140 acres of gopher tortoise habitat. All required Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission permits were obtained and the required After Action Reports submitted.

NFRA (St. Augustine Airport) Approach Lighting System Placement - St. Johns County, FL
Permitting task manager for the permitting of the ALS placement project. Responsible for QA/QC of all state and federal environmental permitting applications. Assisted in coordination with engineering team, SJRWMD, and the USACE to ensure permit application approval. Sovereign Submerged Lands review services were also provided to provide determination of state vs. Airport owned lands. This project is part of a three project effort by St. Augustine Airport to improve airport safety and compliance with FAA regulations.

NFRA (St. Augustine Airport) Runway Safety Area (East) and Mitigation - St. Johns County, FL
Permitting task manager responsible for overseeing the USACE permit application and 404(b)/Section 10 approval to upgrade the current runway area to comply with FAA safety regulations. Responsible for QA/QC of both the SJRWMD and USACE applications to ensure accurate documentation is provided. A spoil island restoration effort is proposed as mitigation for potential project impacts. Providing coordination assistance with the FDEP Division of State Lands and Sovereign Submerged Lands. This project is part of a three project effort by St. Augustine Airport to improve airport safety and compliance with FAA regulations.

NFRA (St. Augustine Airport) Taxiway C and Runway Safety Area (South and West) - St. Johns County, FL
Permitting task manager responsible for overseeing the USACE permit application and 404(b)/Section 10 approval for replacement of Taxiway C and improvements to the runway safety area south and west side of airport. Responsible for QA/QC of both the SJRWMD and USACE applications to ensure accurate documentation is provided. Providing coordination assistance with FDEP Sovereign Submerged Lands. This project is part of a three project effort by St. Augustine Airport to improve airport safety and compliance with FAA regulations.

Hernando County Airport Air Traffic Control Tower Site Assessment - Hernando County, FL
Project Director responsible for overseeing an environmental assessment of three alternative locations for a proposed air traffic control tower at Hernando County Airport. The assessment included the evaluation of the sites for jurisdictional wetlands and listed species to determine if the sites qualify for a Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) from preparation of a formal environmental assessment or environmental impacts statement pursuant to FAA regulations.

Van Fleet International Cargo Airport and Mixed Use Development DRI - Hardee and Polk Counties, FL
Assistant Project Manager providing environmental consulting services for application of Development of Regional Impact (DRI), Environmental Resource Permits (ERP), and FAA Environmental Impact Summary. Assessment of wetlands, threatened and endangered species, and biotic communities for 22,000-acres on reclaimed phosphate lands in Hardee and Polk counties. Field Lead on listed species surveys for Sherman's fox squirrel, burrowing owl, limpkin, and helicopter surveys for bald eagle and protected wading birds. The wetlands assessment includes identifying the regulatory status of reclaimed wetlands based on permit conditions, monitoring reports, and observed site conditions. Lead consultant assessing wetlands impacts and mitigation requirements using the state Uniform Mitigation Assessment Methodology (UMAM) process. Project involves client coordination with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.


Other Experience:

Mote Marine Laboratory - Stock Enhancement Research - Various Counties, FL
Conducted stock enhancement research in coastal and offshore essential fish habitat. Conducted fish releases of aquaculture raised Red Snapper and Snook populations, and surveyed and monitored the populations in order to identify success of stocking efforts. Work also included extensive scientific diving, artificial reef construction and deployment, and aquatic ID and taxonomy.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Submerged Lands and Environmental Resource Program
Permitted a variety of projects utilizing Florida Administrative Codes and Florida Statues in wetlands and surface waters, including OFW's and aquatic preserves. Types of projects permitted include seawalls, docks, linear projects, shoreline stabilization projects (riprap, breakwaters), artificial reefs, single-family wetland fills, waterway dredging, and several other types of dredge and fill projects. Coastal permitting frequently required review and field verification of permittee submitted benthic survey results. Worked with applicants to avoid or minimize coastal resource impacts and assisted in identify mitigation to offset unavoidable impacts. Worked in Charlotte, Highlands, Lee, and Collier Counties.


PUBLICATIONS

Naylor, A. 2011, 2013 and 2015. Florida Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting Summer School, Marco Island Presentation: Strategic Decisions in Environmental Permitting and Due Diligence.

Naylor, A. 2011. Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals: Key Considerations in Environmental Permitting - Emerging Policies and Economic Conditions.

Naylor, A. 2010. Agency on Bay Management Presentation on the proposed Clearwater Christian Mitigation Bank in Clearwater, FL.

Naylor, A. 2009. Florida Chamber's Growth Management, Energy, Climate Change and the Environmental Short Course, Daytona, February 2009- Presentation: Green Opportunities in Community and Development.

Naylor, A. 2009. Florida Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting Summer School, Marco Island Presentation: Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities in Florida.

 

     
 
   

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