Senior Environmental Planner
Professional Background

Stephen M. Gross has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental/land use profession, with special expertise in wetlands issues and the preparation of environmental impact statements. During this time period, he has gained approvals for dozens of projects affecting wetland resources, working with a variety of permitting agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York Department of Environmental Conservation, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and various local planning, environmental, and wetland commissions. Mr. Gross worked in the planning departments of the Townships of Wayne and West Milford, NJ, and headed environmental review for more than 10 years for private consulting firms, including Hudson Highlands Environmental Consulting, Warwick, NY and Tim Miller Associates, Inc., Cold Spring, N.Y. In these positions, he prepared more than 50 environmental impact analyses, zoning analyses, wetland and ecological studies, wetlands delineations, watershed and drainage basin studies. In this work, his ability to restructure projects to avoid the need for regulatory approvals has been as important as the number of permits he had obtained.

Recent Experience

Education
Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, completed two years towards
  M.P.A. in Environmental Policy, 1981
Rutgers University, Cook College of Agriculture & Environmental Science, Bachelors of Science,
  Environmental Planning & Design, 1978
Morris County Community College, advanced coursework in wastewater treatment, 1984
Rutgers University, Cook College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, advanced coursework
  in wetlands and hydric soils, 1988, 1989, 1990.

Professional Societies
Society of Wetland Scientists
The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks, Inc., Pres. 1988 - 1994,
  Board of Directors, 1988-Present
Member, Planning Board, Village of Warwick, NY