Rachael has 5 years of professional experience and is a wetland profession in training (WPIT) through the Society of Wetland Scientists and a Certified Associated Ecologist through the Ecological Society of America.
Rachael Hyland is a wetland profession in training (WPIT) through the Society of Wetland Scientists and a Certified Associated Ecologist through the Ecological Society of America. Rachael has a background in wetland and ecological habitat assessments in various states, most notably Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Ohio. She has experience in assessing tidal, stream, and wetland systems, reporting on biological evaluations, permitting, and site assessments. She also has extensive knowledge of bats and White Nose Syndrome (Pseudogymnoascus destructans), a fungal disease attacking bats, which was recently documented in Washington.
Rachael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, with additional ecology studies at the graduate level.
Rachael has completed Basic Wetland Delineator Training with the Institute for Wetland Education and Environmental Research and received 40-hour USACE wetland delineation training.
Education and Professional Development
- B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – University of Connecticut
Professional Certifications, Training, and Workshops
- 40-Hour USACE Wetland Delineation Training
Governmental Certifications & Professional Memberships
- Society of Wetland Scientists
- Ecological Society of America
Professional Employment History (abbreviated)
- 2014 – 2018 – BL Companies, Hartford, CT
Staff Scientist/Project Scientist – Natural resources delineation, reporting, and permitting
- 2013 – 2014 – Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Burlington, CT
- Seasonal Resource Technician – Acoustic bat monitoring, bat emergence and maternity colony counts, Microsoft Access database management, public outreach and education