Richard W. Whiteside, Ph.D.
Rick has over 25 years of experience in environmental permitting and ecological assessment. He has extensive experience in wetland wildlife-land use relationships, terrestrial and aquatic environmental assessments, land use analyses, and outdoor recreation/socioeconomic evaluations.

Rick has conducted/directed over 500 comprehensive environmental assessments within the major ecosystems of the southeast, northeast, southwest and western United States, and Alaska. He has international experience in Puerto Rico and Kenya.

Rick earned his B.S. from Clemson University, M.S. from Mississippi State University, and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. Prior to the formation of WEC, he was an Assistant Vice President and Corporate Natural Resources Consultant with a large engineering and environmental consulting firm. He also has served on the Biological Advisory Boards at Texas Tech University and Kennesaw State University, and is a Certified Wildlife Biologist, and a member of the The Wildlife Society and Society of Wetland Scientists. Rick resides in Waleska, GA with his wife, Patti, and has four grown children.

Contact Richard W. Whiteside, Ph.D.

Contact Richard W. Whiteside, Ph.D.

Wetland & Ecological Consultants, LLC
Certified Wildlife Biologist
3225 South Cherokee Lane
Suite 800
Woodstock, Georgia  30188
Phone: 770.591.9990
Fax: 770.591.9993


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