Danvey Walsh

Environmental Scientist
a.k.a. Captain America
Danvey’s specialties include process geomorphology, surface and groundwater hydrology, and environmental geochemistry. He has also been involved with stream assessment and research based stream monitoring from fluvial geomorphological, water quality, and ecological perspectives. As a native of Western North Carolina, Danvey has an appreciation and understanding of the unique culture and natural environment of the region and is committed to preserving the integrity of both.  He has an interest in ensuring that, when at all possible, ecological restoration is conducted in a manner which considers sound watershed scale processes and practices.

Why I love this work

It gives me the opportunity to explore and study the beauty of nature, while also working to preserve the integrity of the unique culture and natural environment of the Southern Appalachians.

Trainings & Certifications

NC Surface Water Identification (2016); NC Wetland Assessment Methodology (2016)

Skills

Microsoft Tools: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher; ESRI ArcGIS 9.3, 10; surface and groundwater modeling.

Education

Master of Science, Environmental Chemistry ; Western Carolina University

Bachelor of Science, Geology; Western Carolina University

Favorite Species

Hellbender (aka snot otter) -Cryptobranchus alleganiensis. This prehistoric guy is the largest salamander in North America and is an excellent bellwether for watershed ecosystem health and water quality. If my work helps restore their habitat and population, I know I’m doing something right.