ADC 30 Committee Member
Senior Program Manager, Natural Resource Management
Louis Berger US, Inc.
Ph: (974) 407-1468
Mr. Edward Samanns, PWS, CE is the senior program manager for natural resource
management at Louis Berger with over 30 years of experience working in the environmental
and transportation space. Mr. Samanns specializes in ecological restoration/mitigation
and related topics including stream and wetland ecology, permitting, threatened and
endangered species, invasive species management, natural resource management and
NEPA compliance. Mr. Samanns served as the principal investigator and author of NCHRP
Synthesis 302 Mitigation of Ecological Impacts (2002), NCHRP 25-25 Task 68: Implementing
Measures to Reduce Highway Impacts on Habitat Fragmentation (2011), NCHRP 25-25 Task
93: Long-Term Construction and Maintenance Cost Comparison for Road Stream Crossings:
Traditional Hydraulic Design vs, Aquatic Passage Design (2017), and FHWA TOPR No. 6601-
13069 Feasibility Study for the Development of a Framework for an Effective Stormwater
Quality Credit/Trading/Banking Plan (2016). Mr. Samanns is also a co-author of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Engineering Specification
Guidelines for Wetland Plant Establishment and Subgrade Preparation (1998). Mr. Samanns
recently joined the ADC30 committee and looks forward to working with the committee
members in the coming years to continue its good work to advance the application of sound
science in the planning and management of transportation systems, and to support efforts
to disseminate research into the hands of practitioners to use in making positive changes.