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Qualified consultant: a scientist or other professional with the expertise and credentials necessary to provide competent advice on the matter in question.

Qualified landscape designer: a person who possesses a degree from an accredited institute of higher learning in one (1) of the following fields or who has completed apprenticeship requirements in one (1) of the following fields: landscape architecture, horticulture, floriculture, arboriculture, botany, wetland science, urban forestry, or a similar field. A qualified landscape designer may also be a person determined by the City Planner to be qualified based upon that person’s education, professional referrals, related experience, work history, and examples of comparable landscape design projects.

Qualified wetland professional: a professional wetland scientist with at least two (2) years of full-time work experience as a wetlands professional, including delineating wetlands using the federal manual and supplements, preparing wetlands reports, conducting function assessments, and developing and implementing mitigation plans. (Ord. 2401, 2020)