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John Ford technical specialist natural resources

John Ford

Technical Expert, Natural Resources and Environmental Compliance

John is passionate about natural resources, environmental planning, and permitting. He is focused upon delivering the best advice to clients, and firmly believes that our clients’ success translates into the success of our business. This philosophy has helped John garner trust and respect from clients who have tasked John with their biological, ecological, restoration, threatened & endangered (T&E) species, and wetlands information needs for over 40 years. Having served clients in a variety of roles – from a field biologist to a regional program director – John is an expert with designing and staffing environmental and natural resource studies and managing complex regional operations.

John’s project experience has encompassed clean energy development, desalination plants, highways, harbors, and airports construction, maintenance dredging, utility corridors, shoreline protection, residential and resort development, military training area development and operations, military asset bed-down, installation mapping and turnkey facilities management, instream flow assessment and habitat restoration, water quality assessment, and stormwater management. He has extensive project experience throughout the Pacific Rim including the western continental U.S., the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, and Japan.

  • Checkmark Conservation planning
  • Checkmark Coral reef, estuarine, and stream ecology
  • Checkmark Investigations and feasibility studies
  • Checkmark Litigation/mediation support
  • Checkmark Mitigation planning and monitoring
  • Checkmark Natural resource investigations
  • Checkmark NEPA/HEPA planning and permitting
  • Checkmark Threatened and endangered species evaluation and consultation
  • Checkmark Wetland and stream delineation

“Applying my knowledge of unique natural resources in the Pacific coupled with my desire to help clients succeed has been my formula for success. Fully understanding clients’ needs is the basis for developing effective strategies to achieve the right outcomes.”