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Cross, Porter and Bartletti join Prairie Engineers

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[January 19, 2013]  Prairie Engineers of Illinois has added an environmental science division to assist clients with environmental permitting, natural resources management and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Prairie Engineers now offers the services of three employees with extensive experience in regulatory compliance and infrastructure project planning.

Bryan Cross, of Springfield, has joined Prairie Engineers as environmental services manager. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a degree in environmental biology, with emphasis on land management and ecological restoration. He has had a diverse career in the public and private sector. He has a wide range of experience as an environmental manager, ranging from the search and study of endangered bat species to designing restoration projects and serving as environmental lead during the development of National Environmental Policy Act documents.

Natalie Porter, of Decatur, has joined Prairie Engineers as an environmental scientist. She is a graduate of Millikin University with a bachelor's degree in biology and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Springfield, where she received a master's degree in environmental studies. Porter has over five years of experience as an environmental scientist, working with wetland delineations and mitigation, habitat conservation plans, endangered species studies, public involvement and NEPA documentation for road, rail and airport projects.

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Joe Bartletti, of rural Buckhart, has joined Prairie Engineers as an environmental scientist. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale with a bachelor's degree in zoology. He is also working toward a master's degree in biology at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Bartletti has been active in the field of professional consulting for over eight years and has experience with a wide diversity of environmental service projects. His project-related experience includes development projects ranging in size from a few acres to large-scale wind energy developments that span over 60 square miles.

Prairie Engineers, a consulting firm established in 2010, is located at 628 Broadway in Lincoln. The firm provides expertise in municipal, roadway and highway, water resources, and land development engineering; GIS development; land surveying; and environmental science. The office may be reached by phone at 217-651-8017, by fax at 217-718-4764, or visit on the Web at

[Text from file received from Prairie Engineers of Illinois]

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