John Long is Vice
President and co-founder of A.W.E.
Consulting, Inc. He brings more than 17 years of experience in
industrial health and safety assessment, agricultural permitting, environmental regulatory compliance and wildlife management.
John received his bachelor's degree in Wildlife Science
from Purdue University's School of Agriculture in 1993. After graduating, John
began his environmental career working for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), then took a job more closely related to his preferred
field of study in the Confined Animal Feeding Program at the Indiana
Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). His work involved inspecting hundreds of
farms, speaking to concerned citizens, and participating in the volatile
Through his experiences he
recognized that the regulated community faces multifaceted challenges. An
adversarial relationship with neighbors and the public makes difficult
regulatory hurdles impossible to overcome. John saw how his unique background could
help to find solutions that not only enabled the regulated community navigate
operating obstacles, but created common ground for positive relationships with
the surrounding community.
In addition to providing
compliance assistance to the regulated community, John offers wildlife management
opportunities to private landowners, which,
until recently, were only available on public lands. By managing their extra
land for an abundance of plant and animal resources, farmers can off-set or
eliminate negative environmental impacts associated with some of their
operations. Similarly, any landowner can create natural buffer zones
around their property to enhance both esthetic and economic value.
As a wildlife ecologist
and avid hunter and fisherman, John, is
dedicated to helping preserve a balance between man and nature. He offers
substantial regulatory knowledge and natural resources management
expertise to his clients, giving them the service and information they need.