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MS Biological Oceanography, 1993, Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Concentration: Benthic Ecology

BA Biology/Psychology, 1988, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey

Areas of Expertise 

Wetland delineation and permitting

Wetland function and value assessment, including HGM and WRAP

Wetland mitigation design and implementation

Wetland mitigation banking

Threatened and Endangered species surveys

Rare plant surveys

Construction monitoring

Aquatic ecology

Acoustic monitoring deployment and software analysis of recorded bat calls


Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) Society for Wetland Scientists

NJDEP qualified Venomous Snake Monitor (Tertiary)

NJDEP qualified Wood Turtle Monitor

Northeast Bat Working Group Meeting


Summary of Experience

Ms. Ertman has worked in the field of Environmental Science for over 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting field.  She is experienced in the performance of detailed wetland delineations; wetland functional assessment, and wetland mitigation design and implementation.  Ms. Ertman is familiar with Federal and State of New Jersey wetland regulations and preparation of permit applications, including applications for linear and regional projects.  Ms. Ertman participated in formulation of policy and rule development for the mitigation banking program in the State of Florida.  Ms. Ertman’s experience with threatened and endangered species includes habitat evaluation and restoration, rare plant surveys, construction monitoring, and species-specific surveys including Phase II bog turtle surveys.  Wildlife surveys include identification of potential habitat for herpetofauna and birds.  She has worked with habitat identification and acoustic monitoring of Indiana and northern long-eared bats.  She has completed a training course on the safe and proper capture methods and handling of venomous snakes and has been pre-approved as a tertiary venomous snake monitor by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.  Ms. Ertman also has experience with data collection and analysis in terrestrial and aquatic habitats including streams, estuaries, and open ocean settings.

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