Gibbons, Harry No Background croppedDr. Harry L. Gibbons, Jr.

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Harry Gibbons

Dr. Gibbons has 40 years of experience in applied limnology, lake, reservoir, river, stream, and wetland restoration. Harry has specifically planned/designed management and restoration programs for over 280 lakes/reservoir, over 100 ponds, and 40 river systems. Harry earned his Ph.D. in limnology and MS in Environmental Engineering from Washington State University and his BS in biology from Gonzaga University. His expertise includes lake and watershed management, lake restoration, integrated aquatic plant management, aquatic invasive species (AIS) management (developing non-point source control solutions), stream assessment, fish passage, aquatic habitat assessment, wetland restoration and stormwater management. Harry is a recognized leader in the development and implementation of in-lake activities for techniques like phosphorus inactivation (alum), dredging, hypolimnetic aeration, aeration and complete circulation, AIS management, and integrated aquatic plant management. His in-lake and wetland BMP designs have earned him environmental excellence awards, for example Phantom/Larsen Lakes and Lake Stevens restoration have received award honors from the Consulting Engineering Council of Washington for excellence in environmental projects in 1993 and 1995. Both projects included hypolimnetic aeration, stream and wetland restoration, stormwater BMPs and habitat enhancement. In 2012, Harry was given the Secchi Disk Award by the North American Lake Management Society for his outstanding technical contributions and service to help promote lake management. Harry has served on the North American Lake Management Society Board of Directors three times, 1992-1994, 2004-2006, and 2008-2010 as President Elect, President and Past President. He was a founding member and served on the board of the Washington State Lake Protection Association and was President in 1990. Harry has been a research graduate faculty at Washington State University (1981-1984), and Portland State University, (1998-1999), and for over 30 years the lead limnologist for Tetra Tech, Inc. In addition to his lake work, he has conducted comprehensive river and reservoir limnological studies in several major river systems including the Columbia, Snake, Spokane, Clearwater, Chehalis, Green, Wynoochee, Susitna and Pend Oreille Rivers, including 15 hydroelectric reservoirs. Harry has authored numerous technical reports and limnological journal and magazine articles, he was also co-presenter and author for the Phosphorus Inactivation & Interception Workshop & Manual, 2002-15, co-author of A Citizen’s Manual for Developing an Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan for the Washington State Department of Ecology, NALMS’ Aquatic Plant Management in Lakes and Reservoirs, 1996 for EPA, and Guide for Developing Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plans in Oregon, Portland State University, 1999.


Dick Osgood

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Phone – (952) 237-0969

Dick Osgood is educated as a scientist (MS Aquatic Ecology & Geology; BS Biology), experienced as an Environmental Planner and is a Certified Lake Manager (one of only 75 in the world), and has worked for and with public, private and nonprofit organizations. Dick specializes in developing lake management plans, invasive species management, diagnostic studies, modeling and alum dosing. Dick has authored numerous scientific journal papers, made hundreds of presentations at professional meetings, is the author of regular columns and has frequently served as an expert witness. Dick is also trained as a mediator and facilitator. Dick has served on the Board of Directors of the North American Lake Management Society (Past-President), Minnesota Waters and Minnesota Lakes Association (Officer & Public Policy Committee chair), Conservation Minnesota, Excelsior Rotary Board and the South Lake-Excelsior Chamber of Commerce Board. Dick was an invited delegate to the Symposium on the Ecological Basis for Lake and Reservoir Management at the University of Leicester, England, is a co-instructor of the Alum Workshop at the Annual North American Lake Management Society Workshop, has authored a chapter in the book ‘Managing Lakes and Reservoirs’, and Dick’s consulting business, Osgood Consulting, was named the North American Lake Management Society’s ‘Outstanding Corporation’ in 2005.