About Falling Springs
Falling Springs is a privately held company based in Richmond, VA and has been in operation since 2007. We provide ecological offset and restoration solutions.
We specialize in the entitlement, development, and operation of ecological offset projects throughout the U.S, including, but not limited to, stream and wetland mitigation, habitat and endangered species conservation, natural resource damages ("NRD"), and water quality and nutrient reduction projects. Our team works with each customer to solve their specific environmental liability utilizing our current projects or through other private market solutions.
Deliver Unsurpassed Solutions to Ecological Challenges, Advance Our Customer's Objectives, and Restore, Enhance and Preserve Our Planet.
The Falling Springs Team
James has been with Falling Springs since its inception in 2007 and has almost 15 years of experience in sales, business development, and client services. With Falling Springs, he leads sales and business development efforts in order to provide mitigation solutions for our clients & customers. James has coordinated and closed several hundred mitigation transactions that help our customers satisfy the permit requirements for their projects. James has led or assisted on the acquisition and entitlement of Falling Springs' current portfolio of over 20 mitigation projects across five states. James is a Director at Large with the National Mitigation Banking Association and a founding member and officer with the Virginia Mitigation Banking Association. James holds an M.B.A from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.A. in business administration from James Madison University. In his free time, James enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and golf. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Molly, and two children, Blair and Jimmy.
JASON BOHDAN, pws, pwd
Director, field operations
Jason joined Falling Springs in March 2017 with over 12 years of specialized experience in mitigation banking and ecological restoration techniques. Through a combination of his academic background, which includes a B.S. in Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech, continuing education, and extensive field experience, Jason encompasses a broad spectrum of technical skills including geomorphological data collection and analysis, natural stream channel design, wetland hydrology analysis, and wetland delineation. Jason is also proficient in multiple stream and wetland assessment methodologies and was actively involved with the beta testing of the West Virginia Stream and Wetland Valuation Metric. With Falling Springs, Jason conducts and oversees all field operational aspects including ecological restoration site feasibility assessments, jurisdictional determinations, Section 401/404 permitting, stream and wetland restoration design, construction oversite, and post-construction success monitoring. Given his extensive experience and knowledge in stream geomorphology, Jason actively participates as a field instructor for Dr. Dave Rosgen’s highly coveted Level II and Level III stream restoration short courses. Jason enjoys spending time with his family, conducting home renovation projects, riding motorcycles, fishing, and hanging out at the beach. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Jami, and his daughter, Josie.
Manager & General Counsel
Bobby has been with Falling Springs in one capacity or another since the company's inception in 2007. From 2007-2014, Bobby served as Falling Springs' outside legal counsel, representing Falling Springs in all aspects of the business. Bobby participated in the acquisition, entitlement and development of Falling Springs' current project portfolio. From 2005-14, Bobby worked for two law firms in Richmond, Virginia (Hunton & Williams LLP and Christian & Barton LLP), where he was a transactional attorney specializing in real estate and finance (in addition to his ecological mitigation practice). In late 2014, Bobby joined the Falling Springs family where he oversees all aspects of the business. Bobby holds a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law and a B.A. in economics and history from the University of Virginia. Bobby lives in Richmond, VA with his wife and three children, and in his free time, Bobby enjoys spending time with his family, running, golf and traveling.
Ashley joined Falling Springs in September 2017. She brings five years of applied ecological expertise in habitat restoration and land management techniques. For Falling Springs, Ashley is responsible for ecological monitoring and maintenance of projects including vegetative surveying, species identification, analysis, and adaptive management to improve plant health and stability. Ashley also aids Falling Springs in project assessment and development to ensure increased resiliency and functionality of restored landscapes.
Ashley gained her M.S. in Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017 studying how feedbacks between abiotic and biotic factors influence the distribution of vegetation in coastal barrier island ecosystems. Her background is rooted with a firm understanding of weed ecology and management of invasive species using integrated pest management. She is also a certified pesticide applicator in Virginia.
While working on her B.S. in Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Ashley became experienced managing non-point source runoff with best management practices in the Chesapeake Bay. She is also a certified Urban Nutrient Management Planner through DCR. Ashley has also utilized geospatial technology including remote sensing applications as well as GIS software. In her free time Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, biking, and canoeing under the cover of giant bald cypress trees.
Nancy joined Falling Springs in July 2016. She brings over 27 years of accounting expertise and experience across a variety of industries to the team. In addition to her primary responsibilities, she supports the business and its investors on other financial planning and analysis initiatives. Nancy earned a BAS from Davenport University in Accounting and is currently pursuing both her CMA and CPA certifications. Nancy has always enjoyed the outdoors. She had a summer job in the Youth Conservation Corps program when she was 15 which started a lifelong interest in conservation and stewardship of wildlife. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cycling, gardening, and volunteering in her ministry. Nancy lives in Henrico, VA with her husband and daughter.