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Bill Jenkins

Jenkins, Bill

Bill Jenkins has over 30 years of experience with program development and management; data analysis and technical assistance; writing legislation, regulations and policies; and developing and delivering training, education and communication materials at the federal, state and local government level, and in the private sector. Bill currently serves as the Director of the Office of Environmental Information and Analysis within the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office of the U. S. EPA.  He is responsible for: working with federal, state and local agencies, and NGOs, to conduct integrated landscape, watershed and human health assessments and analyses; and developing and using data, information, indicators, and decision-support tools for decision-makers to strategically plan and focus policy development and implementation activities.

Prior to joining EPA in 2004, Bill spent 17 years with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, where he was responsible for leading the development of several assessments and tools such as Maryland’s Green Infrastructure Assessment, Unified Watershed Assessment, Strategic Forest Lands Assessment, the Lower Eastern Shore Conservation and Restoration Action Strategy, and the Chesapeake Bay Programs’ Resource Lands Assessment. Bill has served on numerous national, regional and local committees; he is currently on the North Atlantic LCC Steering Committee and several Chesapeake Bay Program workgroups. Bill has a Bachelor’s degree in Land Use Planning, and a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management and Planning, both from the University of Maryland.



Expertise

Geospatial (GIS) Remote sensing and photo interpretation (cartography, etc.) Spatial Modeling (connectivity, reserve selection, landscape permeability) Urban development (incl. zoning) Recreational planning/use Clean Water Adaptation (management response and facilitation) (Assessing) Ecosystem services and Environmental Benefits (non-monetized) Rural Communities Waterman/Coastal Communities Ozark/Ouachita-Appalachian Forests