Gretchen Gorecki, GISP
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Ms. Gorecki is an analyst and project lead and supports natural resource programs, encroachment management strategies, and geospatial analyses primarily for federal clients, including the U.S. Department of Defense. Her project portfolio includes invasive species management, native species and pollinator habitat restoration, wetland surveys, rare, threatened and endangered species surveys, and encroachment management plans. Gretchen relies on her GIS skills to provide additional support to these projects, including: land use classifications, landscape scale conservation planning, compatible land use strategies, and submeter-accuracy GPS data collection. Additionally, she also has experience in public engagement and meeting facilitation, specifically public–public partnerships between military installations and surrounding communities aimed to create efficiencies, save on costs, and build stronger relationships.
Ms. Gorecki completed her MSc in biodiversity, wildlife, and ecosystem health from the University of Edinburgh. She obtained her BS from the University of Mary Washington, where she double majored in environmental science and geography, and received a GISc certificate. She is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) and serves on the board of the Friends of Lake Anna State Park. As part of George Mason University’s Washington Scholars Program, she is also a faculty advisor at the annual Washington Youth Summit on the Environment.