News

Tagging Black Bears in the MS Delta

Brad Young, Certified Biologist and Principal Scientist with AllenES, is currently assisting the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks with tagging black bears in the Mississippi Delta.   Captured bears are measured, tagged, and fitted with satellite uplink collars that provide information on home ranges and habitat usage for this state-endangered species. Collars are also used to track female bears to winter dens so that cub births can be documented.

 

Andrew May has Joined the Engineering Team!

AllenES welcomes Andrew May to the Engineering Team!  Andrew received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University.  He previously served as an Intern with AllenES and joined the firm as a full-time employee this summer.  His project experience includes heavy civil construction oversight, material testing oversight, site inspections, general construction document management, construction verification surveying, site layout and development, solid waste engineering/permitting/compliance, stormwater management design, facility wastewater management, hydraulic modeling, and roadway design.  We are so pleased to have Andrew on board!

Construction Management Hard at Work

AllenES’ Construction Management and CQA staff are pictured working side-by-side with the contractor to complete the installation of 60-mil geomembrane liner on a closed rubbish landfill to support a MSW cell overlay.

 

AllenES Welcomes New Employees

AllenES is pleased to welcome two new Scientists to the team.

Chris Harland received his BS in Geological Engineering from University of Mississippi. Mr. Harland has technical and field experience specializing in environmental assessments, environmental compliance, surface and groundwater sampling, and he is a State of Mississippi Certifies Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) Inspector.  Areas of concentration include Environmental Due Diligence and Risk Assessment, Remedial Investigations, and ACM Surveys.

Katelyn Giles serves as a Scientist with the firm and received a MS in Environmental Science from University of Memphis and a BS in Biology with a concentration on Marine Science from University of South Alabama.  Katelyn’s research was conducted on coastal processes and marine science.

 

AllenES Hosted a Client and Construction Team Appreciation Lunch in August 2022

The AllenES construction team just recently completed a 3.5-acre municipal solid waste landfill cell for Waste Connections at the Leflore County Landfill.   AllenES hosted a fish fry to celebrate the project completion and to thank Waste Connections for this great opportunity to build their new landfill cell.

 

Keynote Speaker: Colonel Jeremy J. Chapman, P.E. of USACE, Mobile District

Colonel Jeremy J. Chapman, P.E. serves as the Commander and District Engineer for the USACE, Mobile District and was the Keynote Speaker at the 30th Annual Southeastern Environmental Law and Regulation Conference.  AllenES proudly served as a sponsor of the conference held in San Destin, Florida.

 

Gate Construction at Nanih Waiya Cave

AllenES was contracted to oversee gate construction at the entrance to the Nanih Waiya Cave outside of Louisville, MS.   The gate will keep people out of the cave while still allowing bats to freely exit and enter for foraging and resting purposes.  This is part of a larger conservation effort on Choctaw tribal lands.

Pictured in photo:

Brad Young, AllenES Principal Scientist

Kristen Bobo, Gate Design and Construction

Mitzi Reed, Choctaw Wildlife and Parks Director

MBNEP Volunteer Day at Camp Grace

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) organized a volunteer day to address erosion and stormwater management challenges at Camp Grace in Mobile County, Alabama.  Jay Estes, AICP represented AllenES and joined a group of engineers, contractors, and resource management professionals from seven different firms to develop practical solutions to tackle the issues of concern.

photo provided by MBNEP

Mississippi Manufacturing Facility Tour

Jeff Allen, P.E. and Melissa Pringle, Ph.D. participated in a tour of a local industrial facility.

It is good to see Mississippi Manufacturing at its best!