Rhett Good

Senior Manager

Rhett Good is a Senior Manager and Branch Manager of WEST’s Bloomington, Indiana field office. Rhett has 17 years of experience conducting wildlife research and assisting clients with ecological issues across the U.S. Mr. Good’s areas of expertise include threatened and endangered species, raptors, migratory birds, bats and wetlands. Mr. Good served as project manager and field supervisor for a range-wide survey of golden eagles across the western U.S. for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that resulted in a publication in the Journal of Wildlife Management. Information from the survey is being used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to better manage golden eagle populations across the western U.S. Mr. Good has also designed surveys for wildlife and assisted clients with wildlife and environmental regulations associated with a variety of development projects, including proposed oil and gas facilities, airports, highway projects, cellular towers, solar, and wind-energy facilities.

Rhett has 17 years of experience conducting wildlife research and assisting clients with ecological issues. Mr. Good’s areas of expertise include threatened and endangered species, raptors, migratory birds, and wetlands. Mr. Good served as project manager and field supervisor for a range-wide survey of golden eagles across the western U.S. for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that resulted in a publication in the Journal of Wildlife Management. Information from the survey is being used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to better manage golden eagle populations across the western U.S. Mr. Good has also lead surveys for wildlife and assisted clients with wildlife and environmental regulations associated with a variety of development projects, including proposed oil and gas facilities, highway projects, cellular towers, solar, and wind-energy facilities.

Mr. Good has also served as project manager for research in to the effects of raising cut-in speeds on Indiana bat fatalities, the results of which are currently being used to reduce bat fatalities at several wind-energy facilities. Rhett is currently a part of a multi-state Habitat Conservation Plan for 8 bird and bat species associated with wind-energy development in the Midwest. Mr. Good has conducted wildlife research and assisted clients with bird, bat and eagle issues at over 50 studies of wind-energy facilities across the nation. Rhett has worked closely with U.S. Fish and Wildlife and state wildlife agency personnel and has successfully developed and implemented wildlife monitoring protocols that have been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state wildlife agencies across the U.S. Rhett is also assisting several wind-energy companies with bald eagle monitoring and eagle protection act regulatory compliance.