About

Greene Engineering PLLC and Watershed Artisans are two social businesses under one umbrella – or two sturdy branches of one tree.

Greene Engineering PLLC:  Design & Field Services

  •     Small Farm Land Use
  •     Stream Buffers & Restoration
  •     Erosion Control
  •     Forest Regeneration
  •     Agroforestry
  •     Firelanes
  •     Green Infrastructure
  •     SWPPP Inspections
  •     Topographic Mapping
  •     Water Crossings

Watershed Artisans LLC:  Construction Services

  •     Stream Buffers & Restoration
  •     Erosion Control
  •     Biodynamic, Forest, Organic, Permaculture Gardens
  •     Meadows & Shrublands
  •     Organic Land Care
  •     Pathways & Trails
  •     Agroforestry

Rewilding initiatives are led by Charlie Greene P.E., A.O.L.C.P.

Charlie Greene Resume

Education

1.    Cornell University, Master of Civil Engineering, 1996, Concentration in Environmental and Water Resource Systems.  Design Project: “Geomorphic Models of Stream Channel Geometry for Use in Water Quality Simulations”.

2.    SUNY College of Environmental Sciences & Forestry, Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering, 1995, magna cum laude.

3.    St. Lawrence University, Bachelor of Arts in English, 1973.

Affiliations

1.    New York State Professional Engineer, license number 81021, 2003 – present.

2.    NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional, 2018 – present

3.    American Tree Farm System, 1990 – present

4.    Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, 2010 – present

5.    Owasco Watershed Lake Association, 501(c)(3).  Board of Directors (1988-2016); President (2012-2014)

6.    Town of Niles, New York Supervisor  (2014 – 2015)

7.    Catholic Worker: 1971 – present

Work History

1.    Owner, Greene Engineering PLLC, 2013 to present.

2.    Owner, Watershed Artisans LLC, 2018 to present.

3.    Co-applicant, with New American Women’s Empowerment, to the Greater Syracuse HOPE Initiative’s Request for Community Partnership, 2018.

4.    Civil and Forest Senior Engineer, Environmental Design & Research, Syracuse, New York, 2006 to 2013.

5.    Construction Engineer-in-Charge and Construction Surveying Coordinator, NYS Department of Transportation, Syracuse, New York, 1999-2006.  Projects included NYS Route 90 Bridge over Big Salmon Creek, NYS White Bridge over the Owasco River, US Route 20 Bridge over Skaneateles Creek, and NYS Route 38A over Dresserville Creek.

6.    Sole Proprietor,, Niles Geomatics: 1995-1999.  Agricultural soil mapping, erosion and sediment control, and nutrient management plans.  Fluvial Geomorphology.  Logging Design.

7.    Land Surveying Crew Chief, and GIS technologist, 1986-1995.

8.    Sole Proprietor, Greenen Horse Logging, 1974-1986.

9.    Biodynamic Farmer: 1980 to the present.

Publications and Presentations

1.    “Geographic Information Systems: What Do They Do?”  Precision Agriculture Magazine. Volume 1, Issue 1, December 1996.

2.    “Site Specific Farm Mapping Software.”  Modern Agriculture – The Journal for Site Specific Crop Management. Volume 1, Issue 5, January 1998.

3.    “Citizen’s Guide to the Design of Sustainable Streambank Protection and Riparian Habitat Restoration Practices”.  Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency internet site.  Author. 1999.

4.    “Feasibility Study and Preliminary Cost Benefit Analysis for the Owasco Inlet Channel and Owasco Flats Restoration Project”.  Engineering research report for the Cayuga County (NY) Water Quality Management Agency.  Principal author. 2009.

5.    “Wetland Restoration”.  Finger Lakes Research Conference, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, December 2009. Presentation.

6.    “Watershed Restoration”.  Farms, Folks, and Funding: Cultivating Leadership through Research and Practice, Environmental Finance Center Conference at the NY Farm Viability Institute and Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance, February 2011. Presentation.

7.    “Nutrient placement and protected streams in the Owasco Lakes Watershed”.  Northeast Crop Advisors Training.  December 2011 (co-presenter).

8.    “A Locally-Funded Adaptive Management Plan to Regenerate the Resilience of the Owasco Lake Watershed, 2017-2037”.  Author.  Presented to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Department of Health, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and the Cayuga County Legislature.  October 2016 – May 2017.

9.    “Help Wanted”.  Author.  A guest blog by Charlie Greene on how to play our part in these times of ecological and social crises.  January 30, 2019.  https://earthrestorativejustice.org/   Website of Femke Wijdekop, Castiliestraat 56, 1827 DV Alkmaar, The Netherlands.

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