Vivienne Handy is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) 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 restoration and management of public conservation lands. She’s currently directing the design, permitting, and management for four mitigation banks, and recently directed the restoration of scrub habitats on Al Bar Ranch in Pasco County. 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 the development and implementation tasks for two county-wide HCP’s for the Florida scrub-jay.
Vivienne is well known as a community advocate and enjoys traveling and the company of her family of rescue dogs.