• 08 Sep 2015

    UM Adjunct Professor Develops Innovative, Cost-Effective Methods to Improve Aquatic Habitat Quality Nationwide

    Doug Shields Engineering, LLC, is a hydraulic engineering firm based out of Oxford, Mississippi that offers consulting, review, planning, data analysis, and design for stream restoration and river environment projects. Doug Shields Jr. started the company in early 2012, and has been located at Insight Park the past three years. Since then, the business has been involved in projects all over the country. Projects include contributing to stream restoration manuals for nationwide use, reviewing water management efforts in the Russian River watershed, expert witness assignments and prototype-scale laboratory testing of biotechnical engineering treatments at Colorado State University.

    Shields has developed innovative, cost-effective methods that dramatically improve aquatic habitat quality in severely degraded streams and has over 38 years of professional experience in environmental and water resources engineering. He has also authored or co-authored more than 300 technical publications and has made more than 100 technical presentations. He is retired from the National Sedimentation Laboratory of the Agricultural Research Service and has been an Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi for the past 21 years. To learn more about Shields Engineering, visit www.friendofrivers.com