PRESS RELEASE WLS APPOINTS NEW NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT MANAGER

Friday, February 23, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION SOLUTIONS & ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATION FIRM HIRES INDUSTRY  REPUTABLE BIOLOGIST TO FURTHER MISSION TO COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (February 23, 2018) – Water & Land Solutions, LLC (WLS), today announced the hiring of Christopher M. Sheats as its’ Natural Resources Department Manager, Chris is an aquatic biologist and wetland scientist within the Environmental Industry, bringing over fifteen (15) years of field and project management experience to the WLS Family.  “As Manager of our newly formed Natural Resources Department, Chris will be responsible for building our Natural Resources Department and furthering our mission to improve environmental systems throughout the Southeast US”, said Adam V. McIntyre, CEO & Co-Founder of WLS.  “We are ecstatic to have Chris join the WLS family.  I’ve worked with and have been good friends with Chris for over 14 years.  He brings the ideal combination of outstanding technical skills and the ethical and moral traits that we desire in our team members”.

Chris spent the last 13 years as a Wetland Scientist & Aquatic Biologist for Three Oaks Engineering and The Catena Group,  where he honed his expertise in aquatic species surveys, wetland delineations, the development of NRTR’s, GIS, graphics mapping, EIS’s and EA’s, while working with all facets of state and federal municipalities and agencies.  Chris received his B.S in Botany, from NC State University and has an extensive background in leading natural resource investigations throughout all ecoregions of the Southeast, including jurisdictional wetland and stream delineations, wetland and stream mitigation and monitoring, threatened and endangered species surveys, natural systems assessments, benthic macroinvertebrate sampling, stream classifications, stream mitigation construction over-site and natural community classification. 

About WLS:

Water & Land Solutions (WLS) is a hybrid mitigation solutions and ecosystem restoration firm with expertise in compensatory mitigation, market research, environmental consulting, land resource planning, and regulatory permitting. Our specialized experience in mitigation banking and design ensures that investors and stakeholders will maximize credit yields and profits while minimizing risk and complying with current environmental regulations. At WLS, our business philosophy and guiding principles seek to improve the ecological value and financial performance for each project. We integrate the latest advancements and applied research in natural sciences, water resource engineering, and construction practices to implement meaningful and sustainable projects. 

To learn more about WLS visit: http://www.waterlandsolutions.com/

PRESS RELEASE WLS AMONG TOP 50 INNOVATORS TO PRESENT TO NATIONAL NETWORK OF INVESTORS

Monday, December 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local Environmental Firm Selected to Educate International Venture Capital and Finance Sector Professionals on Fast-Growing Niche Mitigation Banking & Stream Restoration Industry

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (DECEMBER 4, 2017) – A select group of 50 Top Innovators from across the United States working in the Technology, Clean-tech, Life Sciences and Ed-Tech sectors were chosen to present to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, Corporate Investors, and Strategic Partners. Water and Land Solutions, LLC (WLS) is excited to announce that it has been invited to speak at this year’s New England Venture Summit, to be held December 6, 2017 at Lombardo’s Conference Center in Boston Randolph, MA.

As a successful investment start-up in ecosystem restoration and mitigation banking, WLS has quickly established itself as a national leader in the industry. In just over three years, WLS has developed 14 mitigation sites that restore, enhance and protect over 1,600 total acres, 1,400 wetland acres, and 120,000 linear feet of stream located in NC, SC, VA, TN, and TX. The firm’s business approach and core values allow them to successfully implement mitigation projects while placing an emphasis on building relations with stakeholders to ensure long term success; and build a community rapport that will leave the earth in better condition for future generations. CEO Adam V. McIntyre, and his team, have over 70 years of combined environmental conservation and restoration experience in this growing niche industry, including providing educational workshops to local communities and schools in an effort to expand awareness of the importance of this conservation work.

Participants of the session will gain insight into real world and pragmatic investment scenarios, as well as the financial benefits of compensatory mitigation banking.

Adam’s presentation will take place at the Summit on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 during the Clean-tech Presentation Track (Sub-Category: Mitigation & Stream Restoration).

The 12th annual New England Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

About Venture Summit:
To learn more about youngStartup Ventures and the New England Venture Summit visit: http://www.youngstartup.com/

About WLS:
Water & Land Solutions (WLS)
is a hybrid mitigation solutions and ecosystem restoration firm that incorporates expertise in compensatory mitigation, market analysis, environmental consulting, land management, and regulatory permitting. Our mitigation banking experience and specialized expertise ensures that investors and stakeholders will maximize credit yields and profits while complying with current environmental regulations. At WLS, our philosophy and guiding principles seek to maximize the financial and ecological value for each project. We employ the latest advancements in natural sciences, engineering, and construction practices to implement successful restoration projects.

To learn more about WLS visit: http://www.waterlandsolutions.com/

About Adam V. McIntyre: A
dam V. McIntyre is recognized as a leader in the mitigation industry having managed all facets of mitigation projects throughout multiple States in the U.S. He has worked with or in over 10 different US Army Corp of Engineers districts and has experience working with multiple different credit procurement approaches to mitigation development. As a watershed hydrologist, he has extensive experience in the scientific components of project success. Adam has the unique experience of working with all aspects of mitigation banking including site planning and development, site design, and full construction experience along with the long-term monitoring and maintenance of completed projects. Adam has been actively involved with the National Mitigation Banking Association for several years. He has served as Vice President of the NC Environmental Restoration Association (NCERA) during a significant time period for that organization. He was selected to serve as the Treasurer on the Inaugural Board for the South Carolina Mitigation Association (SCMA).

When he is not working, Adam spends his time chasing his three kids around Wake Forest, NC. Adam holds a Bachelor's of Science in Natural Resource Management from North Carolina State University and has completed graduate level courses in watershed sciences. He has received training in all levels of Rosgen natural channel design (Levels I-IV) and has received various certifications for stormwater device design and maintenance. Adam is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys the challenges of hiking, hunting, and various sports. He is also very active in missions work through his church and other organizations. Adam is the founder of Water Quality and Health Federation, a non-profit whose mission is to improve access to clean water resources and promote environmental awareness in developing communities.