Markit! Forestry Management ("Markit! Forestry"), one of the leading forestry management companies in the Southwest United States, has appointed Mr. Brad Christiansen as its Vice President of Operations. Mr. Christiansen will be based in Markit! Forestry's headquarters office in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Mr. Christiansen joins Markit! Forestry from Highway Supply, LLC in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he was the General Manager-Senior Project Manager and an Executive Team member. In addition to his work at Highway Supply, LLC, Mr. Christiansen has over 30 years of professional experience in managing large construction projects across the western United States and overseas. Mr. Christiansen has held management positions at Kiewit Corporation, SEMA Corporation, and Laguna Construction Company, Inc., and has worked on such diverse projects as civil construction for the Denver International Airport, civil construction at the Albuquerque International Sunport, emergency bridge construction for the Santa Fe Railroad in Kansas, civil and highway construction on the I-40/I-25 interchange ("Big I") in Albuquerque, and civil and structural construction in Iraq. Mr. Christiansen holds a B.S. degree in engineering with a civil and structural specialty from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.
Markit! Forestry Management Completes a Major Steep Slope Environmental Forestry Project for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project
Markit! Forestry Management ("Markit! Forestry") has completed a significant and complex environmental forestry project for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project on approximately 500 acres around Mount Elden and the Dry Lake Hills area north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project targeted steep-slope timber thinning in areas not accessible to ground-based equipment. Trees were felled by hand crews, and whole trees were removed by helicopters to landing areas for processing and decking.
Markit! Forestry Management ("Markit! Forestry"), headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has opened an office in Flagstaff, Arizona, to better serve its expanding business in the state. The address and phone number of Markit! Forestry's Arizona office is:
504 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Tel: (928) 774-3883
Markit! Forestry's Flagstaff office is centrally located in the heart of the forested areas of Arizona. Markit! Forestry's office is located within a two-hour drive of five of the six National Forests in Arizona: the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests. The office is also in close proximity to the internationally recognized School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University, and is conveniently located near interstate highway 40 and interstate highway 17.
Markit! Forestry Management ("Markit! Forestry"), one of the leading forestry management companies in the Southwest United States, has appointed Mr. Matt Wigle as its Vice President of Strategic Development. Mr. Wigle will be working from Markit! Forestry's headquarters office in Colorado Springs. Mr. Wigle joins Markit! Forestry from HDR Engineering, Inc., where he was Associate Vice President & Federal Market Sector Director. In his position of Associate Vice President, Mr. Wigle contributed significantly to the rapid growth of HDR Engineering's work for the U.S. Department of Defense and for various civilian agencies of the U.S. government. Mr. Wigle has more than 30 years of diversified professional experience gained through working across multiple market sectors in over 22 countries. Mr. Wigle's professional experience includes positions with Kleinfelder, Inc., the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Markit! Forestry Management ("Markit! Forestry") has completed a highly complex environmental forestry project on approximately 380 acres in the Chatfield State Park in Douglas and Jefferson counties in Colorado. The park encompasses the Chatfield Reservoir, which has a surface area of 1423 acres, and is fed by the South Platte River, Plum Creek and other smaller creeks.
To help control flooding, the Chatfield Reservoir was built in 1975 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the confluence of the South Platte River and Plum Creek. The reservoir has the ability to store more than 350,000 acre-feet of water. The primary purpose of the reservoir is flood control, but it also provides storage space for conservation water, which is used for municipal, industrial, agricultural and recreational uses, as well as maintaining fisheries and wildlife habitat, and providing drinking water to the Denver metropolitan area.
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