Catherine Roland, PMP
I first started working at WLS in 2015 as a Project Scientist focusing on stream, wetland, and habitat restoration, conservation and stewardship. In 2020, I moved into my current role where I am involved in and manage all aspects of our mitigation banks as well as Full-Delivery projects with the NC Division of Mitigation Services. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Hydrology, and a double minor in Geology and Geography from the University of Delaware. In 2019, I completed my Masters of Natural Resources, Assessment and Analysis at North Carolina State University.
While at WLS, I have been a part of the implementation of 5 key projects in the Neuse River watershed. These 5 mitigation sites have an extensive footprint which will provide maximum ecological uplift and water quality benefits to over 22,000 linear feet of stream and 18.69 acres of wetlands. It is exciting to be involved in these 5 projects that are protecting and improving water quality in a rapidly growing area just outside of downtown Raleigh.
My passion for the outdoors and protecting water quality began as a child from summers spent on the Cowpasture River with my family. I am a current board member of the Cowpasture River Preservation Association. I am dedicated to improving the health our watersheds as well as educating the public in the value of natural resources. I feel it is important that we leave the environment better than we found it for future generations to enjoy. When not at work I enjoy kayaking, hiking, exploring downtown Raleigh and being in the Blue Ridge Mountains.