Judith Lee
Environmental Planning Strategies, Inc.
4621 Kelling St
Davenport, IA 52806
563-332-6870 cell: 563-505-4997
jleeeps@mchsi.com

CONTACT JUDITH LEE

Robert Cunningham

Pathway Consulting Service, LLC
15269 Surrey House Way
Centreville, VA 20120
703-909-7713
rctriumph23@gmail.com

CONTACT ROBERT CUNNINGHAM

GSA SCHEDULE

GS-10F-0046R 899-1 and 899-3

Economically Disadvantaged

Woman-Owned Small

Business Certified, Iowa DBE.

Better Business Bureau Accredited

LIST OF PROJECT AND PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

Using Environmental Planning Strategies, Inc. Facilitated Planning Approach™

US Forest Service

Multiple Environmental Assessments/Categorical Exclusions

  • Recreation trail management and strategies, watershed management, and forest health management, Uwharrie National Forest, NC. 2018-present

Environmental Assessments

  • Proposed Late-Successional Forest, Elk, and Spotted Owl Management in the Sevenmile and Sheep Subwatersheds (Programmatic/Site-Specific Timber Sale), Willamette National Forest. 1995

  • Foster Timber Sale, Sierra National Forest. 1997

  • Diagnostic Analysis of Interdisciplinary Team Functions for Sierra National Forest. 1997

  • Proposed H.B. Salvage Sale, Gila National Forest. 1995

US Geological Survey, Washington, Oregon, California

Strategies for NEPA and FS Permitting (Partnered with Pathway Consulting Service, LLC)

  • Strategies for NEPA and FS Permitting for Volcano and Earthquake Monitoring Stations on National Forest System Lands: Strategy and Memoranda of Agreement for Obtaining Land Use Authorizations. 2015 - 2017

USDA Rural Utilities Service

Programmatic Environmental Assessment, nationwide and US Territories and Commonwealths (Partnered with Pathway Consulting Service, LLC)

  • Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Issuing Grants for Deploying Broadband to Rural Areas Nationwide and in US Territories and Commonwealths. 2014

Program Executive Office Theater Surface Combatant PMS400 and Ballistic Missile Defense Organization

Environmental Assessments

  • Upgraded AEGIS Combat System Including the AN/SPY-1D (V) Radar and Support Tower, Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Island. VA, 1999

 

  • Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Land-Based Test Sites Construction and Operation, Virginia and Maryland. 1999

 

  • West Coast Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Land-Based Test Site, Point Loma Naval Complex, CA. 2001

 

  • Construction and Operation of the Prototype High Power Discrimination (HPD-X) Radar, Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawai'i. Program cancelled immediately prior to FONSI approval.

Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico

Environmental Assessments and INRMPs

  • Programmatic/Site Specific Environmental Assessment and Management Plan for Ground-Based Field Exercises/Training at Holloman AFB, NM. 1998

 

  • Supplement to Programmatic/Site Specific Environmental Assessment and Management Plan for Ground-Based Field Exercises/Training at Holloman AFB, NM. 2008

 

  • Baseline Analysis for Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP), Holloman AFB, NM. 1997

  • Natural Resources Working Group Analyses and Mitigating Actions for Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan, Holloman AFB, NM. 1998-2000

 

  • Programmatic/Site-Specific Environmental Assessment and Management Plan for Operations of the High Speed Test Track at Holloman AFB, NM. 2008

 

  • The Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) and its associated Programmatic Environmental Assessment, Holloman AFB, NM. 2000

 

  • Holloman Air Force Base Wildlife and Prescribed Fire Management Plan. 2007

 

  • Programmatic/Site-Specific Environmental Assessment and Management Plan for Operations of the High Speed Test Track at Holloman AFB, NM. 2008

 

  • The Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan Programmatic and its associated Environmental Assessment, Holloman AFB, NM. 2010.

 

  • Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan, Holloman AFB, NM, 2015

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Environmental Impact Statement/CEQA Environmental Impact Report

  • Facilitate the initiation of the EIS/CEQA EIR for Platform Hogan, Carpentaria Offshore Oil Field, Santa Barbara, California. 2012

Iowa Department of Transportation

Categorical Exclusions

  •  Strategy, quality control, and oversight for Stanley Consulting, Mississippi Drive Reconstruction. 2012

 

  • Strategy, quality control, and oversight for Stanley Consulting, Mississippi River Recreational Trail. 201.

 

  • Strategy, quality control, and oversight for FHU Engineering, Hoeven Valley Viaduct. 2014

US Navy Major Weapons System Acquisition Programs

NEPA/E.O. 12114 Coordinator for Team Submarine NEPA/E.O. 12114 Activities

  • For Team Submarine, the Navy submarine major weapons acquisition program, support and review a variety of policy statement support documents, prepare, review, and comment on documents prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and Executive Order 12114 for Actions Abroad, including complicated documents for submarine test and evaluation actions in the marine environment, legislative, judicial, and policy analyses. 1995-2007.

USDA Rural Development

Environmental Assessments

  • Plantersville Community Sewer Project, Plantersville, South Carolina. 2010

  • Goodby’s Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant and Associated Pipelines, Orangeburg County, South Carolina. 2011

  • Jefferson County Regional Biomass Plant for Community Economic Development, Jefferson County, GA. 2014. Project cancelled by proponent after Draft EA completed.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

Programmatic Environmental Assessment

  • Draft Eradication of Invasive Rats on Refuge Islands in the Aleutian Islands Unit of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife

 

Pacific Islands Regional Office, Hawaii

Environmental Assessments

 

  • Invasive Rodent Eradication on Mokapu Island, Hawaii, 2008.

 

  • Supplemental EA Hand and Aerial Broadcast of Rodenticide on Lehua Island, Hawaii. 2008

US Army Corps of Engineers

Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/CEQA Supplemental EIR

  • Strategy, quality control and oversight, conducting and drafting analyses, including cumulative impact analyses: SEIS/SEIR Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel Dredging, DSEIS/DSEIR 2010-2012

South Carolina Federal Highway Administration

Environmental Impact Statements

  • US Interstate I-73 Connecting I-95 to the Myrtle Beach Area, South Carolina. Strategy, direct, indirect, and cumulative impact strategies and analyses; Reader-friendly format. 2008

 

  • US Interstate I-73 Connecting I-95 to the North Carolina Border. Direct, indirect, and cumulative impact strategies and analyses; Reader-friendly format. 2008

 

  • Southern Evacuation Life Line Highway (SELL), Southeastern South Carolina. Direct, indirect, and cumulative impact strategies, analyses, and overall planning; Reader-friendly format. Draft EIS, 2008

Tucson Electric Power/US Forest Service (Partnered with Pathway Consulting Service, LLC)

Environmental Assessment Strategy

  • Strategy, quality control and draft NEPA document revision for Tucson Electric Power, proponent (Integrated Planning and Review™): Transmission Vegetation Management and Facilities Maintenance Program Quemado, Reserve, and Glenwood Ranger Districts, Gila National Forest Catron County, New Mexico, and Clifton Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Greenlee County, Arizona; partnered with Pathway Consulting Service, LLC. 2012-2013.

NOAA Fisheries National Marine Fisheries Service

Cumulative Impact Analysis Baseline for the State of Hawaii

  • Compiled, reviewed, summarized, and conducted analysis on all EISs, EAs, Biological Opinions, Endangered Species Recovery Plans for terrestrial and marine actions and programs in the North Pacific potentially impacting marine resources. 2012

Programmatic Environmental Assessments

  • Southeast Regional Office Federal Financial Assistance and Special Permits. 2011

 

  • Threatened and Endangered Sea Turtle Research Program for the Pacific Ocean Stocks at the Pacific Islands Fishery Science Center, Honolulu. 2006

  • Research Programs on Spiny and Slipper Lobster, Bottomfish, and Deepwater Shrimp at the Pacific Islands Fishery Science Center, Honolulu. 2007

  • Research Program for Expansion of Hawaiian Monk Seal Research for Enhancement of Recovery at the Pacific Island Fishery Science Center, Honolulu. Deferred

  • Research Program for Elasmobranch Bycatch Reduction in Domestic and International Longline Fisheries at the Pacific Islands Fishery Science Center, Honolulu. 2009

  • Research Program for Reducing Sea Turtle Bycatch in Domestic and International Pelagic Longline Fisheries at the Pacific Islands Fishery Science Center, Honolulu. 2009

  • Research Program for Decreasing or Eliminating Predation of Hawaiian Monk Seal Pups by Sharks in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. 2009.

  • Ecosystem Activities Conducted by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Island Fishery Science Center, Honolulu. 2010

 

  • Hawaii Sustainable Fisheries Development Project at the Oceanic Institute, Years 2011-2016. 201. Draft PEA, Deferred, lack of project funding.

  •  Initiation of the EA/EIS for Managing Commercial Marine Mammal Touring Impacts on Marine Mammals (Spinner Dolphins) in Hawaiian Waters. 2006

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

  • Livestock Grazing and Prairie Dog Management for the Rosebud and Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Reservations, South Dakota. 1994

U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range

Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) and Programmatic NEPA

  • White Sands Missile Range Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) planning. 2001

  • Programmatic Environmental Assessment for White Sands Missile Range Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan. 2001

Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

Environmental Assessments, INRMP, and DOPAAs

  • Programmatic/Site Specific Environmental Assessment for Building and Pavement Demolition and Excess/Surplus Actions, Present and Future. 1998

  • Environmental Assessment for Use of Ellsworth AFB by Rapid City Regional Airport. 1996

  • Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Use of Ellsworth AFB by the US Forest Service for Firefighting Aircraft. 1996

  • Programmatic/Site Specific Environmental Assessment for Deer-Aircraft Aircraft Strike Hazards. 1997

  • Environmental Assessment for an Air-Mix Propane Plant for Ellsworth AFB, 1997

USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

Environmental Assessments

  • Predator Damage Management, Oregon. ongoing

 

  • Wildlife Damage Management in the Roseburg ADC District in Southwestern Oregon (programmatic). 1995

 

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

  • Reducing Damage Caused by Blackbirds to Commercial Sunflower Crops in North and South Dakota (programmatic). Deferred at applicant’s request 2004

Strategy and NEPA / CEQA Specialist

  • Providing strategy and guidance and joint ELS / EIR for predator management in California. 2017 - Present 

In partnership with Pathway Consulting Service, LLC, Environmental Planning Strategies, Inc specializes in the planning, environmental review, and permitting of projects requiring use of federal land, such as infrastructure energy, broadband, transportation projects, and other projects. Please see www.lee-cunninghamipr.com.

Led National Forest Team of 14 specialists in the development of a complex multi-year timber sale and natural resource management plan meeting multiple objectives using silvicultural prescriptions for timber outputs, creating old growth forest conditions, and spotted owl and elk winter habitat. The integrated planning principles developed and implemented by the team facilitated by Judith enabled the team to focus issues, meet specific objectives, and create unique timber stand silvicultural prescriptions that provided continuous timber output for multiple years.

In less than a year and a half, initiated, drafted, and published for public comment a programmatic EA (PEA) for USDA for funding of broadband and wireless internet infrastructure to rural underserved areas nationwide. The PEA provides impact analyses for all broadband and wireless technologies, including an analysis of EMF, incorporates mitigation, and provides resources for agency applicants for understanding federal agency NEPA and permitting regulations and processes, cultural resource consultation, availability of useful databases and guidance for tiering project-level NEPA to the PEA. We also conducted extensive telephone and on-site surveys of broadband applicants, consultants, and industry representatives, and federal agency consultation and permitting personnel to understand the obstacles involved in efficient approval, consultations, and permitting of broadband projects for rural areas.

After 5 years of effort to control wild deer within the airfield interfering with mission-critical aircraft operations and creating dangerous conditions at a major Air Force Base, Facilitated Planning Approach™ and Informed Facilitation™ over four months engaged needed airfield operations and safety personnel to develop permanent solutions using an adaptive management approach that met all legal (NEPA) and long-term operational requirements. The Base operational and safety personnel who worked on the EA won recognition by the Base Commander for outstanding performance.

Two adjacent Indian Reservations received considerable federal funding to control prairie dogs to benefit livestock grazing. Through the Facilitated Planning Approach™, a detailed environmental review demonstrated the most cost effective and environmentally sound means for meeting Tribal economic objectives was for prairie dogs and improved livestock grazing management to coexist. The integrated planning analyses enabled each Tribal government to act and meet all legal requirements.

The Facilitated Planning Approach™ enabled Holloman Air Force Base staff to integrate the training and testing requirements for over 20 base operations to create the first ball wide comprehensive base operations and management plan. In addition to completing the work on time and within budget, the plan guided environmentally sound base operations coordinated among military and civilian base operations. This was integrated into the base Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP), simultaneously facilitated by Judith Lee.

For over a decade, several minority low-income com in the Low Country of South Carolina endured failing on-site septic systems. Requests for development grants met opposition from landowners fearful that an improved sanitation system would induce unwanted growth and adversely affect property valuation. Through Informed Facilitation™, staff of the Georgetown Water and Sewer District developed all necessary reviews and public involvement within three weeks, firmly demonstrating the extreme need for project and lack of negative impacts, overcoming strong resistance from a well-funded few opponents. The USDA Rural Development granted project improvements, for residence community buildings, and schools.

Partnering with project managers at a California District of the Army Corps of Engineers, assisted with developing and implementing strategic planning for a major EIS for a channel deepening in an extremely sensitive watershed with providing critical water for agriculture and endangered species. Through consistent analytic review and integration of many reports and drafts of the EIS, focusing the analysis on project-specific cause-and-effect relationships, and conducting a detailed analysis of the need for the action, the Corps was able to ultimately defer the proposed action based on lack of demonstrated need and potentially unacceptable impacts to water quality, water availability, and endangered species.

Using the Facilitated Planning Approach™ and Informed Facilitation™ intensively, repeatedly facilitated subject matter professionals at the National Marine Fisheries Service Fisheries Science Center through analysis and concurrent programmatic NEPA documentation for seven research programs, including fisheries bycatch management, endangered species recovery, reaching 75%-90% completion of programmatic EAs in one week each.

EPS ''Dialogue of Understanding: Creating a Common Language'' workshops, facilitated improved relationships and increased understanding of challenges and decision making processes with the US Army Corps of Engineers, several State DOTs, US Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Marine Fisheries Service, and US State Department