About Richard Fangman
Richard is a Kentucky native passionate about preserving and enhancing the region’s natural lands and aquatic resources. Since joining RES Kentucky (formerly Redwing Ecological Services) in 2008, he has been involved in numerous aquatic and terrestrial projects throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio. Richard serves as a Project Manager and RES’ lead Aquatic Biologist in Kentucky, drawing on his vast experience and knowledge of aquatic organisms (fishes, mussels, and macroinvertebrates). He holds state and federal scientific collection permits for fishes, mussels, and macroinvertebrates. As a Land Representative, Richard focuses on developing relationships with prospective landowners and community business leaders to help secure property rights and enable project realization.
Over the past 14 years, he has assisted with and managed numerous projects involving ecological assessments, Section 404/401 permitting, threatened/endangered species consultation, and mitigation for various private and public clients.
Richard holds a B.S. in Biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College and attended Eastern Kentucky University while pursuing an M.S. in Biology.