JULIE ALPERT – 2006 to 2016
Julie spent 10 years working in the transportation industry during this time. Nine years with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) as the District Environmental Coordinator (DEC) for the Kingman District from 2006 to 2015, and 1 year with the Hualapai Tribe as their Transportation Planner from 2015 to 2016.
Prior to 2006 she was the Biological Department Lead for HDR Engineering, Inc. in San Diego, CA (2005 to 2006); President and Co-owner of Ecological Ventures California, Inc. in San Diego, CA (1996 to 2006); Associate Environmental Specialist for The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (1991 to 1996); Biological Technician for EG&G Energy Measurements at the Nevada Test Site (1990); and Administrative Specialist while serving in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve (1982 through 1987).
She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University in 1990.
Additional details regarding Ms. Alpert’s qualifications and experiences are found within Willow Creek’s Statement of Qualifications which is available upon request.
The following are just a highlight of the many projects that Julie participated in between 2006 and 2016:
- Hualapai Tribe’s Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan and Budget Development to meet the requirements of the FAST Act through the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Transportation. Coordination of planned projects with Tribal Council and in conjunction with the Tribal Long-Range Transportation Plan and the Tribal Transportation Safety Plan.
- Hualapai Tribe’s Public Transit Program: Grant co-preparation for ADOT and Federal Transit Administration funding; creation of the job description and position for a Transit Operations Manager and Assistant, to include creation of interview questions and interviewing and hiring candidates; and initial Transit Program budget development.
Creation and implementation of ADOT’s statewide Desert Tortoise Awareness Training Program for staff and construction contractors. 2007 – 2015 as the Kingman DEC. Over 500 staff and contractors received this hands-on training.
- SR89 Hell Canyon Bridge Demolition and New Construction: Direct participation in the design and initial construction phases of this project located north of Chino Valley, AZ. Project activities included environmental permitting constructability analysis during the design process; close coordination with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) (Prescott National Forest) on all environmental aspects of the project to include Clean Water Act Section 404 / 401 permitting; review and oversight of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan; review and coordination of the topsoil removal, storage, and replacement along with native seeding and site restoration; borrow pit management for USFS environmental compliance; and helping to resolve construction issues pertaining to environmental compliance and NEPA conflicts.
US93 Highway Reconstruction Project with 3 Desert Big Horn Sheep Overpasses: Direct participation in the design, construction, and post-construction activities of this multiple award winning project located south of Hoover Dam between mile posts 2 and 17. Project activities also included Bighorn Sheep research efforts with Arizona Game and Fish Department; Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan review, oversight, and inspections; native seeding and highway ROW restoration; and partnering with Federal Highways, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and others. 2008 – 2012 as the ADOT DEC.
US95 Bill Williams River Bridge Rehabilitation Project: Direct participation in the design, construction, and post-construction activities on this award winning project located at the confluence of the Bill Williams and Colorado Rivers, north of Parker, AZ. Project activities included ESA Section 7 Consultation for endangered Yuma clapper rails and several fish species; complete containment of construction debris with netting under the bridge; USACE Clean Water Act Section 401/404 permitting; and partnering with Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, USACE, and others.
Post-Construction Native Habitat Restoration Research along various ADOT highway ROWs. Six years of vegetative cover data collection with interim results presentations at the 2013 Southwest Vegetation Management Association Annual Conference (Phoenix, AZ) and at the 40th Annual Desert Tortoise Symposium (Las Vegas, NV) in February 2015.
BOB FAUGHT – 2006 to 2016
Willow Creek Riparian Preserve management since 2008. Activities have included wildlife surveys for birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, and monitoring changes in the habitats. Small mammal trapping continues to be conducted and results will be compiled for potential publishing to highlight the changes in density, abundance, and species as the Preserve habitats continue to change and mature since the inception of exclusion fencing in 2008.
Bob and Julie prepared and Julie presented 12+ years of data collection and trends at the Preserve at the following professional scientific conferences. Power Point presentations are available under the Willow Creek Riparian Preserve tab.
51st Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society in Flagstaff, AZ in February 2018.
44th Annual Desert Tortoise Council Symposium in Tucson, AZ in February 2019.
14th Annual North American Forest Ecology Workshop in Flagstaff, AZ in June 2019.
68th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society, Online Virtual Oral Presentation, February 2021.
Bob demonstrating how to measure a kangaroo rat to student volunteers
Prior to 2006, Bob was the Biological Department Lead for HDR Engineering, Inc. in San Diego, CA (2005 to 2006); Vice President and Co-owner of Ecological Ventures California, Inc. in San Diego, CA (1996 to 2006); Ranch Biologist for the Starr/Rutherford Cattle Ranch at Volcan Mountain in Julian, CA (1992 to 1998); Wildlife Division Manager for Pacific Southwest Biological Services, Inc. in San Diego, CA (1995 to 1996); Associate Wildlife Ecologist for Lettieri-McIntyre and Associates in San Diego, CA (1994 to 1995); Assistant Resident Manager and Manager of the Audubon Society’s Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary in Lakeside, CA (1977 to 1996); Staff Ecologist for Sweetwater Environmental Biologists, Inc. in San Diego, CA (1991 to 1994); Ecologist for Michael Brandman and Associates in San Diego, CA (1990 to 1991); and part-time Zoological Collections Technician for the San Diego Natural History Museum in San Diego, CA (1977 to 1981).
A man of many talents, Bob also served the San Diego community as a Physician’s Assistant working in various Emergency Rooms between 1976 and 1989. His medical profession began in the military as a U.S. Navy Battalion Surgeon in 1972 and he was later assigned to the 3rd Force Marine Recon Unit between 1973 and 1975 in Cambodia. Bob is a disabled Vietnam-era veteran.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology from San Diego State University in 1981.
Additional details regarding Mr. Faught’s qualifications and experiences are found within Willow Creek’s Statement of Qualifications which is available upon request.