Keith Hanson has been with the Greater Atlantic Region’s Habitat and Ecosystem Services Division since 2017, after working with NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office Habitat Conservation Division in Charleston, South Carolina from 2014 to 2017. While based in the Annapolis, Maryland field office, Keith works to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts of various coastal development projects on federally managed fish species, their habitats, and other aquatic resources in Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey. He is also responsible for conducting essential fish habitat and Fish and Wildlife Act Consultations on Offshore Wind Projects from New York to Virginia. Keith is a disturbance ecologist with a diverse professional background, having spent time working on oil and natural gas pipeline projects, seismic exploration projects, and large-scale highway construction projects prior to joining NOAA Fisheries. Keith has a B.S. in Biology from Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Ohio and M.S. in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.