This presentation will explore the profound social, environmental and economic benefits ecological services provide to our communities. Ecological services or nature capital offer MS4 communities multiple benefits in the goal of achieving improved water quality. Attendees to this session will gain an understanding of the value ecological services brings to their community, how to identify the resources, how to place a dollar value on the benefits, and how to maintain these living systems to maximize return on investment post construction.
James Ballinger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1987. He immediately began working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet,
where had the opportunity to work on construction projects, such as the Boonesboro Bridge construction over the Kentucky River and the Clays Ferry ... Read More
Thomas Bradley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1993 and has 24 years of experience in the engineering field. He spent 17 years in the private sector, designing residential and commercial developments with elements of road, stormwater, water, and sanitary sewer ... Read More
Brandon Lewis is the GIS Manager at Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers. He is a 2004 graduate of Centre College, a certified GIS Professional (GISP) and has over 10 years of experience at V&M. Brandon
works on various GIS and surveying projects throughout the Southeast, including Kentucky, Tennessee and the ... Read More
Zach Ausmus is a GIS Specialist at Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers. As a graduate of the University of Kentucky’s Geography department with focuses in GIS and Urban and Regional Planning, he was hired by Vaughn & Melton in 2016 to work on surveying, GIS, and asset management projects.
He is ... Read More