Member News 6.28.23

Posted By: Andrew Heidtke Member News,

raSmith is pleased to announce that Erica Pergande has joined the firm as a senior wetland ecologist/project manager. Read the full press release below:

"raSmith, a multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Pergande as a senior wetland ecologist/project manager. Pergande is a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) assured wetland delineator, which means that the WDNR automatically concurs with her delineation work, eliminating the need for a follow-up concurrence site visit from the agency. She also holds a certification as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) from the Society of Wetland Scientists.

Pergande brings more than 20 years of multi-disciplinary ecological expertise to her new role at raSmith. Based out of raSmith’s Brookfield, Wis., office, Pergande will provide ecological services to a variety of clients including state and local government, real estate developers, lake associations, property owners, and others, while also leading a staff of in-house ecologists.

Pergande has extensive experience in wetland determinations and delineations; wetland and waterway permitting; rare species surveys; Phase I environmental site assessments (ESA); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation including environmental reports, environmental due diligence and assessments, and indirect and cumulative effects analyses; and vegetation surveys including rare species surveys and plant community mapping.

Pergande holds a bachelor’s degree in natural resource conservation from Carroll College and an associate’s degree in environmental conservation and pollution control from Milwaukee Area Technical College.

About raSmith
raSmith is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultant established in the city of Brookfield, Wisconsin, in 1978. Our services are focused on our public and private sector client needs in planning, design, and construction including site planning and design, structural engineering, municipal engineering, transportation and traffic, surveying, development management, ecology, landscape architecture, LiDAR (3D laser scanning), UAS (unmanned aircraft systems), construction services, and geographic information systems (GIS). We work on projects nationwide from our seven locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, and California. The firm employs a staff of 220. For more information about raSmith, visit"