1150 Pawtucket Avenue

Rumford, RI  02916-1897

Phone: (401) 434-8880

Fax (401) 434-1615

Scott S. Hobson, PWS

 
Director, Environmental Permitting
 
Education
 
M.S.   Wildlife Ecology and Management, University of Connecticut
B.S.    Biological Sciences, University of Connecticut
 
Professional Certifications / Memberships
 
Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) - Professional Wetland Scientist (No. 796)
Member The Wildlife Society (TWS)
Member RI Association of Wetland Scientists (RIAWS)
 
Professional Experience
 
Mr. Hobson has been with Caputo and Wick Ltd. since 1999 practicing in the natural resources and and environmental permitting fields.  He specializes in preparing comprehensive permit applications under the laws and guidance of regulatory entities at the federal, state, and municipal levels and maintains extensive experience in permitting a wide range of projects (including educational, recreational, commercial, and industrial facilities; roadway and intersection improvements; bridge replacements; linear utility installations and upgrades; residential developments; and stormwater management enhancements).  Mr. Hobson works as a team with in-house civil engineers (site, sanitary, transportation, and structural), land surveyors, and CADD technicians, thereby providing a successful, multidisciplinary approach to environmental projects.  
 
Specialty areas include the following:
  • Feasibility and site selection
  • Wetland delineation and evaluation
  • Floral and faunal inventory
  • Habitat assessment
  • Endangered species coordination
  • Impact analysis and mitigation
  • Alternatives investigations
  • Wetland creation, replication, and restoration
  • Erosion and sedimentation control
  • Stormwater management
  • Permit-compliance construction monitoring
  • Application and document preparation
  • Agency-review coordination
  • Aerial-photo interpretation
  • Wetland violation resolution
A positive relationship with regulatory agencies enables Mr. Hobson to serve as an effective intermediary in facilitating permit processing and to develop and implement creative project and mitigation designs.  Representative agencies and regulatory groups with which Mr. Hobson works and from which permits and approvals have been efficiently obtained include the following: 
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • USDI Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM)
  • Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC)
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP)
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)
  • Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (MassDCR)
  • Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Unit
  • Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP)
  • Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC)
  • Local Conservation Commissions
Publications
 
Hobson, S. S.  2015.  The Many Faces of a Most Common Tree:  Extraordinary Diversity in Native Red Maple.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, North Charleston, SC.  254 pp.
 
Hobson, S. S., J. S. Barclay, and S. H. Broderick, 1993.  Enhancing Wildlife Habitats:  A Practical Guide for Forest Landowners. Northeast Forest Resources Extension Council and Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Ithaca, NY, 172 pp., partially funded by the USDI Fish and Wildlife Service.