Chief, Policy & Technical Support Branch
New England District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Ruth Ladd, PWS, has been with the Corps of Engineers, New England District, since 1991. She is Chief of the Policy and Technical Support Branch in the Regulatory Division. She manages a diverse group of scientists and administrative staff who serve as ‘consultants’ to the project managers processing permits and handling enforcement in the Regulatory Division. The group includes marine scientists, wetland scientists, and policy specialists. In addition to managing the branch, Ruth is the Third Party Mitigation Program Manager and administers five state-wide In-lieu Fee (ILF) programs and one umbrella mitigation bank. She is also involved in development of two innovative programs: an ILF program for impacts to the endangered Atlantic Salmon and a Special Area Management Plan for vernal pools in Maine. Training of staff and others is another part of her responsibilities.
Ruth attended Connecticut College for her B.A. in Zoology and UMass-Lowell for her M.S. in Environmental Science. She has a Certificate in Native Plant Studies from the New England Wild Flower Society and is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists and the Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists. In her spare time, she is a puppyraiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.