In the spring of 2008, Brad Yocum joined the Envirologic team as a Project Biologist. With four years of previous environmental experience in southeast Michigan, he was a natural fit for the position. Ten years later, he continues to propel Envirologic forward with his diligence, enthusiasm, and expertise.
As a Project Biologist, Brad conducts Due Diligence work (Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Baseline Environmental Assessments, etc.), ecological assessments, wetland delineations, asbestos surveys, and a large variety of other services. The diversity of his role, being in the office writing a report one day and then out wandering a wooded plot in search of a specific specimen the next, is Brad's favorite aspect of his job because it keeps every day interesting and fresh.
Over the past two months, Brad has been the key scientist working on a unique, annual project at the Fort Custer Training Center in Kalamazoo County and Calhoun County, Michigan. Envirologic's involvement in this project spans the past 20 years. Covering over 7,000 acres, Fort Custer contains many unique habitats and threatened and endangered species. It is therefore important to balance the training activities that take place there with the management and preservation of the site's natural resources. In support of this goal, Brad and several other Envirologic personnel have been visiting the property several times a week to collect ecological data. This data is used to track the impact of training activities and other on-site environmental management activities on Fort Custer's natural resources.
Brad met his wife of 18 years, Julie Yocum, while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. As alumni, both are avid supporters of University of Michigan athletics, specifically football, basketball, and hockey. Brad and Julie have two young children, Landen and Brenna, and they spend much of their time outside of work trying to keep up with the chaos of after-school activities. With what time they have leftover, they enjoy taking family fishing trips to local lakes, deer hunting at Brad's mother-in-law's house, and most importantly indoctrinating the kids into the University of Michigan fandom.
Brad is one of many valued staff members who have been with Envirologic for more than 10 years. We are proud of the retention of our team and appreciate the exceptional work they do for our clients. Thank you, Brad, for your strong work ethic, your expertise, and all the fun you bring to the office (for a great example of this, click here). We are proud of the client relationships you have built and maintained over the years and your representation of our company.
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