Alice Thompson is a wetland ecologist with a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she studied reed canary grass—an invasive wetland weed. She is a Senior Professional Wetland Scientist (SPWS) certified by the Society of Wetland Sciences Certification Program and an Assured Professional Wetland Delineator as determined by the Wisconsin DNR.
She is the owner of Thompson and Associates Wetland Services, LLC, which was founded in 1998. She consults on wetland projects throughout Wisconsin for diverse clients including private landowners, developers, municipalities, tribes, nonprofits, and utilities. Thompson's professional interests include wetland restoration, ecology and the control of invasive plant species, She is the principal author of the Wetland Restoration Handbook for Wisconsin Landowners in its third printing by the WDNR.Thompson has taught a 2 day field workshop on “Wetland Delineation for Beginners” at the UW-Milwaukee Field Station (Saukville, WI) in 2017 and 2019.
Ms. Thompson has completed the Wetland Delineation course offered by the Wisconsin DOA in 1998; the Advanced Wetland Delineation Training Workshop offered by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2002, 2008 and 2014; Advanced Hydric Soils offered by the Wetland Training Institute in 2004; Wetland Plant Identification offered by Dr. Mohlenbrock, Biotic Consultants, 2003 and 2004; Ecological Geology Workshop, UWM Field Station, 2006; the Midwest Supplement Training offered by the US ACOE in 2009, Native Mussel Identification Workshop, UWM Field Station, 2012; Northern Michigan Wetland Plant Identification offered by the Michigan Wetlands Association, 2019; and Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation offered by the Wisconsin DNR in 2022 and ten previous years since 2006.
Aaron J. Menke earned a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Environmental Geography with a Biology minor and a Certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS) from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2013. Menke has worked as a wetland consultant with Thompson and Associates for the past seven years. His specialty includes utility environmental oversight and permitting, and construction environmental monitoring.
Menke also assists on fieldwork including wetland delineation and wetland management. His professional interests include digital mapping techniques and modeling, wildlife management and wetland restoration. He attended the Wisconsin Wetlands Association Wetland Identification Workshop held in September, 2013 (Racine County). He has successfully completed the Basic Wetland Delineation course offered by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2014 and the Advanced Wetland Delineation course in 2018. He has annually attended Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation offered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from 2015 through 2020. He has also participated in a wide variety of webinars over the years offered by the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM); with notable topics including hydric soils, wetland restoration and mitigation, regulatory updates and tribal aquatic resource protection. He serves as a board member on the Kenosha - Racine Land Trust board of directors, and as President of the Friends of Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum board of directors.
Menke is a WDNR Certified Reviewer of the WDNR Natural Heritage Inventory
Stefanie M. Nadeau is a wetland ecologist who earned her master’s degree in water resource science from the University of Minnesota in 2002, where she researched the effect of road salt and narrow-leaved cattail on marsh vegetation.
She currently works out of Marquette, MI, having previously worked in both the Milwaukee and Chicago metropolitan areas, performing wetland delineations and natural area assessments as well as developing wetland mitigation and restoration plans.
Her professional interests include land management, wetland restoration, reptiles, and amphibians. Ms. Nadeau is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Ms. Nadeau's training includes Critical Methods in Wetland Delineation offered by the WI DNR in 2006 and 2010, Wetland Soils and Hydrology taught by the Wetland Training Institute in 2006, Wetland Plant Identification Field Course, Biotic Consultants, Inc. in 2005, the Wisconsin Compensatory Wetland Mitigation Training, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in 2005 and the Northern Michigan Wetland Plant Identification offered by the Michigan Wetlands Association, 2019.
Nadeau is a WI DNR-Certified Reviewer of the DNR Natural Heritage Inventory—a database of federally and state-protected plants and animals.
Andrea Caron has a forestry degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master’s degree in community services from Michigan State University in 2011. Andrea worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska and worked as a forestry consultant in Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her professional interests include land management, entomology, and overall forest health.