Lori A. Willimont Duncan

814 West Madison Avenue Charleston, SC 29412-3529

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Duncan & Duncan Wetland and Endangered Species Training and Consulting, Inc. (D&D WEST), Charleston, SC

Consulting Wildlife Biologist / Endangered Species Instructor, May 2002 - present

Ø  Have worked on Federal (e.g., DOE, DOD) and State (SCDOT) contracts.

Ø  Project Manager and biologist for projects involving Federally listed species (e.g., Biological Assessment preparation).

o   Acts as liaison for the applicant in Interagency Consultation with USFWS/NOAA.

Ø  Project Manager for projects involving the bald eagle under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

Ø  Conducts surveys for Federal and State listed and candidate species and critical habitat.

Ø   D&D WEST and their associates have the ability to conduct acoustic and netting surveys for Federally listed bat species.

o   Conducted an acoustic survey for the Federally threatened Northern long-eared bat on an approximately 100-acre site in Spartanburg County, SC

o   Attended the 2015 SC Bat Blitz

o   Participated in the Acoustic Techniques Course by Titley Scientific, 2015

o  Participated in the Acoustic Analysis Course by Titley Scientific, 2015 

    Participated in an Eastern Bat Survey Techniques Workshop by Bat Conservation Management, 2015

o   Assisted with a survey for bats at abandoned buildings at Fort Fremont, Beaufort County, SC

Ø  Possesses permits to conduct surveys for flatwoods salamanders.

Ø  Trained to conduct surveys for gopher tortoises.

Ø  Lead instructor for all D&D WEST Endangered Species courses.

Ø  Project Manager and biologist for projects involving wetland delineations and wetland permit applications.

o   Acts as liaison for the applicant with the USACE.

Ø  Sample projects:

o   SCDOT Highway 17 Widening, Beaufort and Colleton Counties, SC. An on-site endangered and threatened species survey was conducted along the 22-mile, 400-foot right-of-way (ROW). Lori was the lead biologist for the endangered species survey, biological assessment, and informal consultation with the USFWS.

o   VC Summer Nuclear Station and Santee Cooper Transmission Lines, 200 miles beginning in Lancaster County and ending in Hampton County, SC.  Lori led a team of two biologists on this project.  She was responsible for the endangered species survey, biological assessment for interagency consultation for the USFWS.  She was also responsible for the report for coordination under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.  She also assisted with the NEPA documentation.

o   Assisted private landowner with potential impacts to a nesting pair of bald eagles from subdivision construction.  Project has now been modified and a bald eagle incidental take permit application is being processed by the USFWS.

o   Conducted on-site endangered and threatened species survey and associated biological assessment for an approximately 500 acre site near Ridgeville, Dorchester County, SC

o   Conducted on-site endangered and threatened species survey and associated biological assessment for a 1000+ acre site near Ridgeville, Dorchester County, SC

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Ecological Services, Charleston, SC

Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Endangered Species Specialist, May 1990 - May 2002

Ø Reviewed project proposals for potential impacts to Federally protected species and critical habitat in SC.

Ø  Completed and/or reviewed biological opinions and informal consultations on Federally protected species and critical habitat.

Ø  Completed and/or reviewed proposed habitat conservation plans (HCPs), related NEPA documents, and reports prepared by HCP applicants. 

Ø  Assisted with the development and implementation of the SC Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor program. 

Ø  Assisted in development of partnerships with private landowners and the USFWS on projects involving Federally protected species. 

Ø  Participated in public outreach efforts involving Federally protected species. 

Ø  Conducted numerous wetland delineations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Ø  Reviewed and provided comments on wetland fill permits for potential impacts on wetlands, endangered species, fisheries, etc.

Ø  Assisted with USFWS Ecological Services Basic Training - Endangered Species Section.

Ø  Instructed several sessions of Interagency Consultation training at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center.

Ø  Instructed several ESA Workshops for various Federal, State, and private organizations.

Mississippi State University - Department of Biological Sciences, Starkville, MS

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Research Biologist , January 1988 - May 1990

Ø  Responsible for instruction of various Zoology and Botany course laboratories for undergraduate and graduate courses.

Ø  Substitute lecturer for Principles of Zoology. 

Ø  Conducted scientific research on Ecology of the West Indian Woodpecker during the Breeding Season on Abaco, Bahamas.  Obtained funding and conducted two field seasons of research, analyzed data, and published results. 

Dr. Rosemarie Gnam, Bird Department, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

Ornithological Research Assistant, May 1987 - September 1987; May 1986 - September 1986

Ø  Assisted with a behavioral study of the endangered Bahama Parrot on Abaco, Bahamas. 

Ø  Responsible for collecting field data on parrot nests, nesting and feeding behaviors, and vegetation surveys.

Dr. David Anderson, Biology Department, University of California-Davis

Ornithological Research Assistant, January 1987 - April 1987

Ø  Assisted on a study of the breeding biology/foraging ecology of three seabird species in the Galapagos Islands.

Ø  Responsible for radio-telemetry tracking; capturing and banding birds; censusing nesting colonies; sampling ocean water to monitor El Nino impacts.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, PA

Ornithological Research Assistant, August 1985 - November 1985

Ø  Conducted an independent research project on the migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and published the results.

Ø  Conducted surveys for migrating raptors.

Ø  Presented lectures to the public about raptors, history/geology of the sanctuary, and general conservation topics.

Dr. David Manuwal, University of Washington

Research Biologist, April 1985 - August 1985

Ø  Participated in Old Growth Forest Bird, Mammal, Reptile, and Amphibian Survey funded by the USFS.

Ø  Censused forest birds by sight/sound, located nests, recorded behavioral observations of nesting birds, collected and identified small mammals using snap traps.

Various Organizations and Individuals in Australia (Australian Institute of Marine Science; Forestry Commission; Ross Goldingay, University of Wollongong; Barren Grounds Bird Observatory; Dr. Gerald Borgia, University of Maryland).

Research Assistant, September 1984 - February 1985

      Ø  Assisted on several research projects:  Crown of Thorns starfish and tunicate larvae using scuba gear; survey for the Yellow-bellied Glider; survey for the endangered Ground Parrot; survey for the Satin Bowerbird.   Censused forest birds by sight and sound.  Captured and identified bats using Tuttle traps.

Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Stinson Beach, CA

Ornithological Research Biologist, March 1984 - August 1984

Ø  Assisted on long-term study of the breeding biology of a sub-alpine bird community in the high-Sierra’s and a coastal scrub bird community near Point Reyes using spot-mapping techniques and color-banding.


PUBLICATIONS

Willimont, L.A. 1991.  Twenty species accounts.  In Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds of the World.   Prentice-Hall, NY.  ed. C. Perrins, J. Jackson, H. Ford.

Willimont, L.A.  1990.  Twenty species accounts.  In Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Birds of the World.  London.  ed. C. Perrins, J. Jackson, H. Ford.

Willimont, L.A.  1990.  A Case of Competition Between European Starlings and West Indian Woodpeckers on Abaco, Bahamas. Florida Field Naturalist 18:14-15.

Willimont, L.A., J.A. Jackson, B.J.S. Jackson. 1991.  Polyandry in the Great Red-bellied Woodpecker. Wilson Bull. 103:124-125.

Willimont, L.A., S. Senner, L. Goodrich.  1988.  Fall Migration of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the North-eastern United States.  Wilson Bull. 100:482-488.


EDUCATION

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, May 1990 - Completed course work and thesis research toward MS degree in Zoology.

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, June 1983 - BS degree in Biology.

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