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Environmental Services

Environmental Services group

Environmental Services Division houses a diverse group of environmental specialists who research, analyze, and monitor the effects transportation projects have on the environment and the effect of the environment on the project.

They include air quality, traffic noise and hazardous materials, and geological specialists; biologists, archaeologists, environmental managers and engineers, social analysts, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) expert

Environmental Services Sections

General Contact Information

Nevada Department of Transportation
Environmental Services Division
1263 S. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89712

Main Telephone: (775) 888-7013
Fax: (775) 888-7104

Administration Bios and Contact Information

Steve M. Cooke – Administrator I, Environmental Chief
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Arizona
B.S., Watershed Science, Utah State University 


Steve is the Chief of Environmental Services and previously worked in the NDOT Hydraulics Section for 4 years. Prior to hiring on with NDOT in 2004, he worked in consulting engineering as a project manager and hydraulic engineer focusing on the design and management of erosion control/water quality plans and roadway design projects.

Contact information:
Telephone: (775) 888-7686
E-mail: scooke@dot.state.nv.us


Kari Rhodes – Administrative Assistant II
Kari joined the NDOT team in 2008 and has worked for Contract Compliance,  Agreement Services and Administrative Services before joining the Environmental Services Division.  Previously, she worked at the Office of the Nevada Secretary of State, serving Frankie Sue Del Papa, Cheryl Lau and Dean Heller.  

Contact information:
Telephone: 775-888-7013
E-mail: Krhodes@dot.state.nv.us


Cliff Creger – Chief Archaeologist
M.A., Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno

Cliff has extensive experience with Federal Civil Service. He worked for three years as archaeologist for the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife and for 10 years as archaeologist with the U. S. Department of the Navy.

Contact information:
Telephone: (775) 888-7666
E-mail: ccreger@dot.state.nv.us

Daniel Harms – CEM, Supervisor III – Environmental Engineering 
B.S., Environmental and Resource Sciences - Hydrology/Hydrogeology, University of Nevada, Reno 


Dan is the supervisor of the Environmental Engineering group and administers the completion of NEPA, environmental certifications, and daily operations. Prior to joining NDOT in 1998, Dan worked in the environmental field for over ten years where he performed remedial investigations, feasibility studies, technical oversight, and project management.

Contact information:
Telephone: (775) 888-7685
E-mail: dharms@dot.state.nv.us


Christopher Young, M.A., R.P.A., – Environmental Compliance Manager
M.A., Anthropology, Washington State University 
B.A., Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 


Chris supervises the Natural and Social Sciences section of the Environmental Services Division and he is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Coordinator for the Department.  He is a Nevada native and has worked in environmental compliance and cultural resources for the last two decades throughout Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Contact information:
Telephone: (775) 888-7687
E-mail: cyoung@dot.state.nv.us