ICE Hosts NAEP-SC Lunch and Learn

October 18, 2023

ICE hosted The National Association of Environmental Professionals South Carolina (NAEP-SC) Chapter Lunch and Learn earlier this month at the West Columbia ICE Lab Business Center.


A representative from the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), Melanie Olds (Biologist/Regulatory Team Lead | SC Ecological Services Field Office), gave a presentation on regulatory and species updates, mitigation, and the Endangered Species Act. A Q&A session on the following topics followed her presentation:

  • Who makes up the USFWS SC Ecological Services Field Office and what do they do?
  • What does the Regulatory Team do?
  • What are the most recent regulatory and species listing updates?
  • What is Section 7 and the consultation types?
  • What is the Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy and recent updates?

Around 30 environmental professionals attended the Lunch and Learn, including ICE’s Renee Mulholland (Senior Environmental Planner | Charleston, SC), who serves as the NAEP-SC Chapter Secretary.


About NAEP-SC:

The National Association of Environmental Professionals South Carolina Chapter (NAEP-SC) is a multidisciplinary nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional organization made up researchers, biologists, consultants, wetland scientists, planners, regulators, educators, attorneys, engineers, geologists, and many other disciplines that involve environmental work. The NAEP-SC Chapter was formed in 2019.

The mission of NAEP-SC is to:

  1. Provide a diverse group of environmental professionals and students the opportunity to network and exchange ideas
  2. Foster education about environmental regulations and topics that impact the state of South Carolina
  3. Facilitate solutions to environmental challenges
  4. Recognize environmental achievements that have demonstrated leadership, integrity, and innovation
  5. Promote environmental ethics and integrity.


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