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Bill DeLany, PhD

Billy Delany

Senior Ecologist and Restoration Specialist

As a valuable member of Delta’s technical team, Bill provides developmental, technical, and management guidance for all coastal and inland wetland restoration efforts (forested, marsh, prairie, and stream).  Bill received a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management from McNeese State University, a Master of Science in Wildlife Management from Louisiana State University (LSU), and a Doctorate in Human Resource Education and Workforce Development from LSU.  His career encompasses 35 years of experience in coastal marsh, prairie, and forest restoration, wetland investigation, monitoring, and restoration; and mitigation bank planning, monitoring, and management.

As Senior Ecologist at Delta, Bill assesses, develops, and oversees mitigation projects to ensure long-term success and viability.  He is the go-to expert when it comes to all facets of coastal prairie and coastal marsh restoration.  His extensive experience in southwest Louisiana provide him with distinctive knowledge benefitting Delta’s day-to-day operations and decision-making as it relates to these rare habitat types.  In addition, Bill acts as the project manager for a number of Delta owned/sponsored mitigation banks and permittee-responsible mitigation plans in Louisiana and Texas.

Bill’s workload and driven work ethic extend far past his defined roles and responsibilities at Delta.  Considered by his peers to be his true calling is Bill’s ability to lead and mentor younger members of the technical team.  Bill’s willingness to take others “under his wing” and assist in the development of their career path truly sets him apart.

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