Environmental professional with over 22 years of successful experience in ecological restoration, as well as program and business development. Recognized for superior knowledge and contributions to development of the environmental consulting industry, focusing on water quality. Strengths in team building and leadership backed by technical expertise and excellent communication skills.
-Create and build a successful environmental consulting firm, responsible for all aspects of business development, financial management, contract development, and coordination with clients and support staff.
-Manage all aspects of water resources and habitat improvement projects, including development of scope, budget, scheduling, coordination of sub-contractors, permitting, construction oversight, and stakeholder/landowner coordination.
-Collaborate with stakeholders, landowners, and funding sources to assist in building consensus within complex projects.
-Advise on managing water quality impacts related to land development activities.
-Lead professional training courses on watershed assessment, river processes, and ecological restoration design.
-Consult on large-scale, long-term projects involving innovative stormwater management via collaborative master planning efforts.
-Design and supervise implementation of watershed assessments, conceptual and final plan development, and long-term monitoring for ecological restoration projects.
-Assist state and federal regulatory personnel with mitigation program development, creating requirements for monitoring data collection and analyses, as well as future research needs.
-Initiate a National conversation regarding current issues through presenting both research findings and project results at professional conferences.
-Focus efforts on target species and achieving water quality goals through coordinating with state and federal agencies, as well as private and public funding sources.
-Produce written reports on research and project summaries for governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and permit review panels.
-Build company-wide support for water resource related projects with a focus on ecological restoration through team development, in-house educational opportunities, and advising senior personnel.
-Manage large-scale water resources related projects including, but not limited to ecological restoration, master planning, and watershed assessment and management plans.
-Lead river restoration projects; responsible for all phases, including feasibility, assessment, design, permitting, oversight, and monitoring.
-Develop innovative tools for use in large-scale watershed assessment efforts, regarding data collection and decision-making/resource allocation.
-Provide technical expertise, related to hydrological issues, to various corporate, non-profit, regulatory, and municipal organizations.
-Coordinate with funding agencies, stakeholders, regulatory agencies, and clients throughout project development and implementation.
-Present project milestones, results, and new methodologies to stakeholders and professional organizations at the local, state and national level in both written and oral format.
-Serve as Program Leader for the NC Stream Restoration Institute and Chairperson for the Hydrology Task Force; both organizations were focused on furthering scientific-based approaches to water quality improvements through aquatic restoration, utilizing best management practices for land development, and watershed-based approaches for planning and implementation.
-Lead strategic planning and setting of research priorities for both the Institute and Task Force.
-Manage support staff, multi-million dollar program budgets, and coordinate field work for several state and federal grant-funded projects simultaneously.
-Work in cooperation with various watershed organizations, non-profit entities, and federal, state, and local governmental agencies to identify and implement water quality projects and secure grants funds.
-Direct river restoration projects as team member and lead designer, targeting habitat improvements for species of concern and reducing non-point source impacts to water quality.
-Manage multiple undergraduate and graduate student interns for the NCSU Water Quality Group, during field work, data collection, data analyses, development of research projects and presentation of research findings.
-Serve as lead instructor for the River Course training classes, instructing professionals from across the US.
-Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present data/analyses/results at national level conferences annually.
Fluvial Geomorphology for Engineers (I) , 2000
River Morphology and Applications (II), 2001
River Assessment and Monitoring (III), 2001
River Restoration and Natural Channel Design (IV), 2001
River Restoration Design Implementation (V), 2005
River Restoration and Sediment Transport, UC Berkeley (Kondolf and Wilcock) 2003
Aquatic Macro-invertebrate Sampling Certification, NC Division of Water Quality, 2006
Eco-hydraulics and River Corridor Restoration, NCSU 2010
Risk Assessment of In-Stream Structures, NCSU 2010
Johnson, Dani W. Climate Change Considerations for Stream Restoration Design. In: Proc. For the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference, Baltimore, MD, Nov 2019.
Johnson, Dani W. Monitoring of Stream Restoration Projects. In: Proc. For the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference, Baltimore, MD, Nov 2019.
Johnson, Dani W. Restoring Rivers in the Virginia Mountains. In: Proc. for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference, Baltimore, MD. September, 2015.
Johnson, Dani W. Beaver Creek: A Focus on Trout Reproduction. In: Proc. For the 2012 Southeastern Stream Restoration Conference, Innovations for Ecology. Wilmington, NC, October 15-18, 2012.
Johnson, Dani W., D. Brad Ketterling, C. Moore. Use of Mobile Technology and GIS in Watershed Assessments and Management Plans. AWRA Spring Specialty Conference: Geographic Information Systems and Water Resources VII. New Orleans, LA, March 26-28, 2012.
Johnson, Dani W. Incorporating LID Stormwater Management Practices and Ecological Restoration on Re-Development Properties. In: Proc. For the 2011 Low Impact Development Symposium, Greening the Urban Environment. Philadelphia, PA, September 25-28, 2011.
Johnson, Dani W. Restoring Urban Streams to Achieve Multiple Environmental Objectives and Long-Term Stability. American Public Works Association DC, MD, VA Chapter Conference, Fredericksburg, VA, May 5-6, 2011.
Johnson, Dani W. Project Challenges in Urban and Rural Restoration Sites in the Virginia Piedmont. Invited Speaker to the Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals, April 5, 2011.
Johnson, Dani W., Joanna Curran, PhD PE., Analysis of Multiple Discharge Measurement Methodologies in an Urban Setting. In: Proc. For the 2010 Southeast Regional Conference on Stream Restoration, Raleigh, NC, Nov 2010.
Johnson, Dani W. Challenges of a Restoration Project in the Virginia Piedmont. Southeast Regional Conference on Stream Restoration, Asheville, NC, November, 2008.
Johnson, Dani W., Evaluating Monitoring Requirements for Stream Mitigation Projects. In: Proc. For the 2004 Southeastern Regional Conference on Stream Restoration, Winston Salem, NC, June, 2004.
Wise, Dani, K. Hall, Physical Monitoring of Stream Restoration Projects. In: Proc. for the 2003 Annual American Water Resources Association Conference, San Diego, CA, November 2003.
Doll, B.A., G.L. Grabow, K.R. Hall, J. Halley, W.A. Harman, G.D. Jennings and D.E. Wise, 2003. Stream Restoration: A Natural Channel Design Handbook. NC Stream Restoration Institute, NC State University. 128 pp (Prepared for the US EPA)
Doll, B., D. Wise, C. Buckner, S. Wilkerson, W. Harman, and R. Smith. Hydraulic Geometry Relationships for Urban Streams throughout the Piedmont of North Carolina. 2002. Journal of American Water Resources Association Vol. 38(3).
Doll, B.A., D.E. Wise-Frederick, C.M. Buckner, S.D. Wilkerson, W.A. Harman, R.E. Smith and J. Spooner. 2002. Hydraulic Geometry Relationships for Urban Streams throughout the Piedmont of North Carolina. Journal of the American water Resource Association. 38(3):641-651.
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