Bryan A. Bayer
Mr. Bayer is a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists, and a Certified Ecologist by the Ecological Society of America with nearly 20 years of environmental services experience. Mr. Bayer has a bachelor’s degree from Hobart College in Environmental Science with a minor in Biology. He is ESI’s New York Regional Manager. Mr. Bayer runs the day to day operations of the regional office; builds and maintains client relationships, and mentors the growth of junior staff. From a technical standpoint, he is the company’s technical lead for wetland and waterway delineations, Section 404/401 permitting and ecological assessments. He prepares habitat assessments for threatened and endangered species, and environmental assessments consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR). He assists clients in the transportation (aviation and highways), energy (wind, nuclear, electric, and natural gas), and public (state and federal) sectors.
Mr. Bayer’s weltand delineation experience involves being lead wetland scientist on hundreds of projects; these services are completed consistent with state and federal criteria in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. His projects include linear corridor projects in excess of 200 miles, and areal site development projects in excess of 2,000 acres. Mr. Bayer routinely prepares permit applications including those to obtain Section 404/401 approval, as well as NYSDEC Article 24 Freshwater Wetlands and Article 15 Use and Protection of Waters. Mr. Bayer assists his clients with compensatory wetland and stream mitigation requirements, from planning through implementation and post construction monitoring.
Mr. Bayer also routinely provides threatened and endangered species related services. With regard to federally protected species, he prepares Phase I habitat assessments for the bog turtle and Karner blue butterfly. In addition, he often conducts habitat screenings for both the Indiana and northern long eared bat. He also conducts environmental assessments to determine project’s potential to effect state listed species throughout the Northeast.
Mr. Bayer is lead environmental scientist on complex projects throughout planning, engineering, and construction phases often completing field surveys, authoring environmental assessments, preparing permit applications (including mitigation plans), and conducting post-construction monitoring for projects. He is able to steer clients through the myriad of environmental regulations from start to finish.
Mr. Bayer resides in Baldwinsville, New York with his wife and three children. While attending Hobart College, Mr. Bayer was a member of the school’s NCAA Division I lacrosse team; he was inducted into the Corning Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. When not working, he is often engaged in his children’s sporting activities.