Joseph Bartletti joined Prairie Engineers in 2013. He is a classically trained aquatic biologist whose experiences include working on a wide variety of environmental compliance and natural resource projects. Joe is considered to be a regulatory permitting expert and provides numerous technical services related to Federal Environmental Permitting, NEPA documentation, Biological Assessments, Lake Dredging, Wetland Delineation/Restoration, and Endangered Species Act Compliance Documentation. In addition, he is an experienced field biologist and often leads survey teams for the collection of natural resource data including plant identification, fisheries assessments, macroinvertebrate assessments, and sediment/water quality sampling. He earned his Associates of Science from Lincoln Land Community College in 1999 and his Bachelor of Science - Zoology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2001. His coursework is complete for his Masters of Science - Biology from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and he is currently completing his thesis.
Joe and his wife Jenifer have three daughters. The family raises American Guinea Hogs on their small, organic, sustainable farm just outside Buckhart, IL to teach their children about responsibility. He's really proud of the family's 19th Century Italianate farm house and barn; the home was designed by famous Illinois architect, George Helmle, and the barn is one of Sangamon County's finest examples of 19th century barns. The structure is constructed of limestone blocks and hand-hewn white oak timbers. When he can, Joe enjoys fishing, hiking, foraging for mushrooms, and restoring natural areas. He also loves live music, especially bluegrass.