Vivienne Handy is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) (Emeritus) possessing over 30 years of experience in natural resource management and environmental permitting. Vivienne’s career experience has consisted of conducting and managing a diverse range of field studies, impact assessments, and environmental documentation for a variety of projects and clients, from roadway and bridge studies to mine reclamation projects. Vivienne’s recent focus has been on Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs), the development and permitting of wetland mitigation banks, and the preparation of restoration and management plans for public conservation lands. Ms. Handy and her team prepared the Ecosystem Management Plan (EMP) for the Cross Bar/Al Bar Ranches in Pasco County and are currently directing the restoration and management of scrub, longleaf pine, sandhill, and wetland habitats. Vivienne was project manager on four regional multi-species Habitat Conservation Plans for local governments, and she permitted the first scrub habitat conservation bank in the State of Florida. Vivienne is currently working on development and implementation tasks for two county-sponsored HCP’s for the Florida scrub-jay, and an HCP for sea turtles and shorebirds for the City of Fernandina Beach.
Vivienne is well known as a community advocate and enjoys traveling, and the company of her family of rescue dogs.