Levi Keszey, PWS


Ecologist IV


1 Year at TCE


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B.S. Conservation Biology 2013 St. Lawrence University


Professional Wetland Scientist

Work History

VHB, Ecologist South Burlington, VT 2019-2022

VT DEC, Wetland Technician II Montpelier, VT 2018-2019

California Trout, Project & Outreach Coordinator San Francisco, CA 2015-2018

Appalachian Mountain Club, Head Naturalist White Mountains, NH 2011-2015

Vermont Forest Parks & Recreation, Forest Health Intern Essex Junction, VT 2014

Washington Fish & Wildlife, Technician II Pasco, WA 2014

Levi is an Ecologist for TCE, bringing a wide range of experience and skills from more than a decade in the field. He has worked on projects in Vermont, Maine, New York and California, among others, conducting wetland delineations, plant and wildlife surveys, habitat restoration and monitoring and resource mapping. Levi’s passion for ecology and understanding of the intricacies that come with environmental engineering, especially in the state of Vermont make him a valuable team member here at TCE.

Recent Project Experience

Wetland Delineations / Determinations, Various Locations

Levi has conducted hundreds of wetland delineations and functional assessments across the Northeast as well as California and the Midwest. Levi has conducted delineations for solar projects, utility maintenance and upgrades, railroads, bridges, culverts, rail trails, bike paths, and habitat restoration projects, among others.

Plant Surveys, Various Locations, VT

As a qualified botanist, Levi has conducted numerous Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Plants (RTE) surveys and Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) surveys throughout the Northeast. His experience with plant species identification and surveying is invaluable to our clients’ environmental needs. Of note is Levi’s summer 2022 effort to update Green Mountain Power’s statewide mapping of RTE plants along their transmission lines.

Wildlife Surveys, Various Locations, VT, ME, CA

Levi has significant experience in wildlife habitat, and/or biological surveys. He has worked extensively with trout and salmon, including electroshocking, hatchery operations, identification and tagging. He also has conducted surveys for Bicknell’s thrush habitat, bear feeding wetlands and mast stands, wildlife corridors, deer wintering areas, grassland birds and potential roost trees for bats. Of note is Levi’s fieldwork and authorship to update Stratton Mountain’s Wildlife Habitat Management Plan.

Habitat Restoration, Various Locations, VT

Levi is also knowledgeable of habitat restoration design, implementation, prioritization, permitting and monitoring, especially in wetland and riparian habitats. In Vermont, he has significant experience monitoring restoration projects with plant plots, soil characterization and water quality testing.

Remote Wetland Sensing, Various Locations, VT

Levi has been involved in remotely updating the Vermont Wetland Program and the National Wetland Inventory’s mapping of wetlands in Vermont. While working for the DEC and VHB, Levi was in charge of field verification and refinement of remote sensed wetlands and streams for nearly 50% of the state.

Key Skills

  • Wetland and stream ecology
  • Plant identification
  • Wildlife habitat assessments
  • Memo/report writing
  • Data analysis and GIS mapping