Andrew Telander is an ecologist for WEST. Andrew received a Bachelor of Science degree in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming in 2010 and a Master of Science degree in Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management from the University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota in 2013. Andrew’s graduate work focused on assessing the hydrologic impact of black ash trees on the hydrologic budget of black ash wetland forests in northern Minnesota. Since starting at WEST in 2013, Andrew has worked on a variety of natural resource projects conducting statistical analyses and database management. Andrew has also worked on a variety of energy related projects in the Rocky Mountain region including baseline vegetation, soil, and water resource assessments, gas well pad pre-construction soil salvage and vegetation assessment, gas well pad noxious weed management and stormwater assessment, noxious weed mapping , and sensitive plant surveys.