Mr. Thomas Strange serves as Senior Scientist for Covington Civil & Environmental, LLC. Thomas has spent most of his professional career assessing and managing natural resources in the northern Gulf region. He provides science support, including restoration planning, data analysis and management, and science strategy for the Mississippi Restoration Team led by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) related to the 2010 DWH oil spill.
Mr. Strange currently leads technical tasks for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Mississippi Comprehensive Restoration Plan that encompasses watershed-level conservation and restoration planning, criteria and metric development, data collection, geospatial modeling, and stakeholder engagement. Additionally, Tom has worked closely with MDEQ and strategic partners to develop Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA), RESTORE and NFWF restoration projects and provide data analysis for project planning, design, and NEPA compliance. He has been integrally involved in numerous programs to assess and monitor biological and physical coastal resources with NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) system and the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) including oyster resource and SAV inventories, ecological assessments, coastal habitat mapping, and sea level rise/coastal erosion monitoring.