Katie Fedeli

Regulatory Permitting Specialist

Overview

Katie Fedeli is a Regulatory Permitting Specialist at WRA, Inc.  She is an accomplished biologist and regulatory permitting specialist with extensive experience as an environmental consultant.  Her experience ranges from conducting wetland delineations and preparing regulatory permits, coordinating natural resource damage assessments (NRDA) to the preparation of restoration approaches related to oil spills.  She has acted as project manager on various types of projects, primarily for city, state and federal agencies.

At WRA, Katie Fedeli specializes in managing wetland delineations and the preparation of regulatory permits for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).  Her primary responsibilities are to manage wetlands related projects and permitting, prepares technical reports, and compliance documents.  Katie’s main focus is helping clients navigate California’s complex environmental regulations in order to find solutions to environmental challenges related to their projects.

Katie spent five years as biologist in southern California, managing biological resource surveys, jurisdictional delineations and regulatory permitting, and the preparation of environmental documents pursuant to CEQA and NEPA for various small to large-scale linear transportation and transmission line projects.  She also spent time in Wisconsin as a wetland biologist, conducting wetland delineations and assisting clients with the regulatory permitting application process.  She also assisted with ecological restoration projects, from native prairie restoration to installation, maintenance to preparation of comprehensive land management plans.

For five years, she worked in the Gulf region researching marine, coastal, and riverine resources in the context of natural resource damage assessments (NRDA).  She also assisted with the preparation of restoration approaches for the nearshore marine and marsh environment as part of a Programmatic NEPA document.

Publications

Baumann, Matthew, Fricano, G., Fedeli, K., Schlemme, C., Christman, M., Carle, M. 2016 (pending). Recovery of Ecological Function of Salt Marsh Fauna Following Habitat Restoration. Manuscript. 27 pages.

Fricano, G., Baumann, M., Fedeli, K., et. al. 2016 (pending). Quantification of Coastal Marsh Restoration Benefits: Modeling the Development of Marsh Ecological Functions. Manuscript. 40 pages.

Bremer, L., Devery-Smith, D., Fedeli, K., and Ross, K. 2004. Conservation Management Plan, Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, New Zealand. April.

Flack, S. and K. Fedeli. 2004. Regional Park Management Plan for St. Marys. Report to the Maryland Development Company. November.

Fedeli, K. 2001. Environmental Toxin Exposure, Yellow Springs News, Ohio. Article.

Projects

California High-Speed Rail Authority, Merced to Fresno Section, Biological Resources, Jurisdictional Delineation and EIR/EIS Biological Resources Section, Fresno and Merced Counties, California

Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, Consulting on Avoidance and Minimization Measures for waters of the U.S., Southern California Edison, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, California

On-Call Contract for Jurisdictional Delineation and Regulatory Permitting, Southern California Edison, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, California

ProLogis Eucalyptus Business Park, Jurisdictional Delineation and Regulatory Permitting, Burrowing Owl Habitat Assessment, Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Consistency Analysis, and Determination of Biologically Equivalent or Superior Preservation (DBESP) Report, Riverside County, California

Santa Anita Dam Riser Modification and Reservoir Sediment Removal Project, Focused Rare Plant Survey, Focused Species Surveys, Management Indicator Species Report, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Arcadia, California

Education

MSc. Conservation Biology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Macquarie University, Australia

BA, Environmental Studies and Environmental Science, Antioch College, Yellow Springs Ohio

Other

40-Hour Wetland Delineation Training (Midwest/Northeast Northcentral Region), Wetland Training Institute

40-Hour Wetland Delineation Training (Arid West Region), Richard Chinn Environmental Training

OSHA 40-Hr HAZWOPER Training and OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Training Refresher

LEED Green Associate, Green Business Certification, Inc.