Kathy Hoverman is a senior project manager for KCI’s Natural Resources Practice. She co-leads ecological restoration design for the Mid-Atlantic Region and manages our Richmond, Virginia, office. She has two decades of experience providing engineering and ecological expertise for a wide range of stream and outfall assessment, design, construction, and monitoring projects with various land use practices and watershed sizes. Her technical experience includes conducting geomorphic, ecological and biological assessments for aquatic ecosystems, hydrologic baseflow analyses, natural channel design, floodplain reconnection, dam removal and fish passage assessment and sediment-hydraulic resistance and mobility design. She also serves MS4 clients with design, coordination, and recommendations for maximization of Chesapeake Bay TMDL credits and serves on numerous committees, boards and task groups including the Chesapeake Bay Program Stream Restoration Verification Team, Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association and is the immediate past chair of the AFS-BES and ASEC-EWRI Joint Committee of Fisheries Engineering and Science where she supports the committee’s mission of promoting technical understanding of fish passage.
Kathy holds bachelor’s degrees in civil-environmental engineering with a second major in conservation and environmental sciences along with a master’s degree in biology. She is a registered professional engineer in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin and was featured in the documentary Love Flows for her work with World Fish Migration Day. In addition, she is a 2020 fellow of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute.