Skelly and Loy Welcomes Jeffrey D. Gordon, Biologist & Qualified Mussel Surveyor

Jeffrey D. Gordon is a biologist with more than five years of experience conducting a diverse array of surveys in aquatic and terrestrial. His experience includes performing freshwater mussel surveys and relocations, wetland delineations, qualitative stream assessments, water quality investigations, electrofishing surveys, benthic macroinvertebrate assessments, and various threatened and endangered species survey for state and federally listed species.

Mr. Gordon has extensive experience performing mussel surveys and relocations in streams, rivers, and lakes for a wide variety of project types for public and private sector clients. He is a certified SCUBA Rescue Diver and has experience leading dive operations in lentic and lotic habitats for projects including dam removals, dam renovations, lock repairs, slope stabilization projects, bridge replacement projects, water intake installations, and sewer outfall repairs.

Mr. Gordon has consulted with a wide variety of agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (multiple districts), USFWS (multiple regions), Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, ODOT, ODNR, and WV DNR. He has performed water quality investigations on lakes and ponds to determine the physicochemical properties and advise public and private owners on best management practices. This includes Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) monitoring and mitigation consultation. He also serves on the board of the Ohio Lake Management Society and leads various public outreach and involvement activities.

Mr. Gordon received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science-Biology from Heidelberg University. He is a recognized Qualified Mussel Surveyor in of Ohio and West Virginia.

Now in its 49th year, Skelly and Loy is an engineering-environmental consulting firm serving public and private sector clients from six Mid-Atlantic offices. Our services include civil, environmental, and mining engineering and permitting activities; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance studies; natural resource management and protection; hazardous waste and industrial hygiene studies and remediation planning; and cultural resource studies and documentation.