Richard Podolsky is a Certified Senior Ecologist. Podolsky has over 30 years of experience in assisting land developers and oil, gas, and electric generation companies reduce potentially adverse environmental effects of a wide range of projects and achieve regulatory compliance. He has excellent strategic skills in competing for bids, expediting permits, and avoiding costly environmental litigation and expertise in researching and successfully applying cost-effective, state-of-the-art environmental techniques, materials and software to new development and mitigation projects. He is a strong team leader and communicator with substantial staff and fiscal management skills and is experienced at proactively addressing the environmental concerns of nonprofit organizations and community groups, and troubleshooting with governmental officials to achieve regulatory compliance.
Podolsky is a national authority on the impact of the built environment on wildlife, especially wind power, artificial lighting and big boxes, and skyscrapers. Podolsky provides clients with all aspects of environmental compliance including but not limited to environmental conservation, natural resource assessments, ecological/environmental restoration, site assessment/site investigations (SA/SI), habitat evaluations, resource conservation and recovery, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA), particularly Section 7 Consultations pertaining to ESA.
Podolsky has provided permitting support and ornithological expertise to over 70 wind power projects half of which are located offshore, on islands or in the coastal zone. In this capacity he has conducted numerous collision risk modeling studies using Avian Risk of Collision (ARC) Model for which Podolsky was awarded US Patent #7,315,799.