Consultants working under the umbrella of Kathol & Company are each independent contractors
who have years of experience within their respective disciplines costing and managing their own projects.
All specialists have handled management responsibilities related to day to day operations and
management decisions, completing projects within identified timeframe, cost accounting, quality
assurance, and meeting regulatory requirements. The team has worked together on a
variety of projects throughout the past 25 years.
Our team has worked on projects for private companies and individuals, federal,
state, and local government agencies, and environmental consulting and
engineering firms throughout the United States and internationally.
Kathol & Company also works closely with a number of other
independent consulting firms with expertise in the areas paleontology and geology (Erathem-Vanir: view resume
for Gustav F. Winterfeld & Thomas M. Bown), visual resource simulation
(Viewpoint West: view resumes for Tony J. Kovacic and Christine
A. Keller), GIS (Blue Oak & Co.: view resume for Ian Morales) , and cultural resources (Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc.).
Jennifer Kathol is a natural resource economist with over
30 years of consulting experience. Ms. Kathol specializes in project
management, economic and social impact analysis, land and recreation
use analysis, environmental justice evaluation, economic and demographic
research, Native American issues, local government policy development,
fiscal impact analysis (cost-benefit), and real estate development, planning
issues and market studies.
Kathol & Company is a woman owned business with CCR and
Resume: Jennifer Kathol
Brad Piehl has more than 25 years of environmental consulting
experience in Colorado. He has worked for the past 15 years on
impacts of wildfires on watersheds and water supplies. Brad has
experience with large-scale and small-scale planning for
watershed protection including working for federal, state, and
local agencies, as well as many water supply organizations. He
is one of the founding members of the Watershed Wildfire
Protection Group and has implemented watershed hazard
identification for a large portion of the Colorado Front Range
and central and northern Rocky Mountains. Brad has also work
on pre- and post-fire planning including on the ground post-fire
restoration following the High Park Fire.
Resume: Brad Piehl
Michael Phelan is a Certified Wildlife Biologist (TWS) with over
35 years of environmental consulting experience providing expertise in
environmental permitting; wetland delineation and habitat assessment
(HEP certified-USFWS); wildlife population inventories/ analyses; threatened,
endangered, and sensitive species evaluations, vegetation ecology, wildlife
impact assessments, and mitigation/enhancement planning, including habitat
restoration plans. He has experience in defining baseline conditions,
assessing environmental impacts, and developing mitigation/enhancement
plans to reduce potential adverse effects to address permitting, resource
assessment, and NEPA requirements for a variety of projects including
oil and gas development, mineral extraction, timber harvest, corridor
analysis, utility construction and upgrades, pipeline construction, housing
developments, and storm water control.
Resume: Michael Phelan
Steve Long is a wetland scientist, revegetation specialist, soil scientist, and
project manager with over 34 years of experience in environmental work.
He has extensive experience with Nationwide and Individual 404 permits, compensatory
mititgation plans, and conducting required monitoring programs. He
has also successfully delineated wetlands and prepared various
discipline sections for NEPA documents. He has prepared revegetation/restoration
plans for various types of disturbances, and has authored two revegetation
manuals, Characteristics of Plants Used in Western Reclamation and
Handbook of Revegetation Techniques, which have received wide distribution
throughout North America and Mexico. Steve is certified by the USFWS
to conduct surveys for the Ute ladies’-tresses orchid and has completed
threatened and endangered species surveys for a variety of such species.
Resume: Steve Long