Happenings

Chase Bernier Presents at MassDOT’s Innovation and Technology Transfer Exchange

BSC wildlife biologist Chase Bernier gave a special presentation at MassDOT's 2017 Innovation and Technology Transfer Exchange. Presented in collaboration with Timothy Dexter and Jessica Kenney of MassDOT, the program provided an overview of the MassDOT wildlife accommodation strategy, passage structure options, best management practices, and follow up monitoring efforts, with a focus on the…Read More

Construction to Begin on Blackstone Gateway Park in Worcester

An enthusiastic audience attended a City of Worcester meeting announcing the upcoming construction of Blackstone Gateway Park. The culmination of more than a decade of planning and design, the project's construction will begin on April 1. The park is located on 34 acres alongside the Middle River. Envisioned as an urban wild, the park will…Read More

BSC/Geonetics Project Aids MBTA Accessibility Initiative

The MBTA announced plans to relocate more than 100 bus stops due to accessibility issues associated with them. Using data collected by BSC field teams and compiled in a Geonetics-designed custom software application, the MBTA identified and prioritized inaccessible bus stops. In an article appearing in the Metro Boston newspaper, MassDOT secretary Stephanie Pollack stated,…Read More

Peter Reed Quoted in USA Today Article on Complete Streets

Peter Reed, PE, a senior transportation engineer and project manager, was tapped to comment on a USA Today article discussing alternative transportation devices. Peter discussed how the Complete Streets design process is accommodating a variety of roadway users, saying, "We used to design roads from the inside out, first for cars, then pedestrians and cyclists.…Read More

BSC Wildlife Monitoring Project Featured at TRB Annual Meeting

As part of BSC's ongoing work providing environmental monitoring for MassDOT's Route 2 reconstruction project in Concord and Lincoln, our team implemented a monitoring plan to determine the effectiveness of a wildlife underpass. The project involved the use of four separate methods to track animal movement between two quality habitat areas linked by the underpass.…Read More

Jeffrey Malloy and Katie Moniz Earn Floodplain Manager Certification

Congratulations to BSC Group's Jeffrey Malloy and Katie Moniz, PE, who recently earned the designation of Certified Floodplain Manager. This certification will support strengthen the qualifications of BSC's climate change resiliency design and planning practice. The certified floodplain manager program recognizes the professional and educational accomplishments of individuals with expertise in issues associated with flood…Read More

Leading the Dialogue on Wetlands and Climate Change

BSC Group's Gillian Davies is leading two educational programs this week analyzing recent data on the relationship between wetlands and climate change. In a webinar hosted by the Association of State Wetland Managers, Gillian will present "Wetlands and Climate Change: A Summary of Current Wetland Scientific Findings." This presentation will summarize recent scientific findings regarding…Read More

Boston Office Kicks Off Fall Food Drive

The Boston office initiated its annual fall food drive, collecting non-perishable food items for our neighbors at the South Boston Community Health Center. In the spirit of friendly competition, donation boxes have been placed on the third and fourth floors of our office. The team that offers the most donations will earn a Dunkin Donuts…Read More

BSC Participates in King Tide Crowd-Sourcing Event

This week's King Tide provided a glimpse of Boston's average daily high tide sometime around or after mid-century. During the three-day King Tide event, Boston Harbor Now, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science encouraged people to photo document the daily high tides within the City of Boston and…Read More

Wetland Ecology, Interdisciplinary Partnerships, and Big Data for Ecological Restoration

On Friday October 14, 2016, wetland ecologists and climate resiliency planners from BSC attended the Society of Ecological Restoration - New England, two-day conference titled Ecological Restoration in a Changing Climate. Our very own Mike Toohill (SER-NE Board Member and Treasurer) and the rest of the SER-NE Board organized an excellent day of presentations. BSC's…Read More
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