Melissa Coady is a project manager at Tighe & Bond with over two decades of experience in applied wetlands science and environmental permitting. She leads the development of permitting approaches and guides her staff to obtain federal, state, and local permits on Tighe & Bond’s more critical and complex projects.
She also designs and monitors environmental mitigation plans and wetland replication projects for municipal, commercial, industrial, and utility clients. Her experience includes providing numerous ecological and environmental site assessments, including wetland resource area delineations, botanical surveys, wildlife habitat evaluations, invasive species surveys, and vernal pool evaluations.
She prepared construction Best Management Practices (BMP) manuals for utility companies in New England, as well as Invasive Species Control Plans, habitat restoration plans, and vernal pool monitoring plans. She also performs peer reviews on behalf of municipal conservation commissions across Massachusetts.
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, is a past Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists (AMWS) Board member, and served as the Chairperson of her town’s Conservation Commission from February 2007 until June 2022.
Life Outside of Work
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, skiing, and going to the beach.