Douglas B. Gaines, CPSS/SC


B.S. Agronomy, 1983, University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana
(Emphasis in soil science)


Certified Professional Soil Classifier - Illinois Soil Classifiers Association (ISCA)
Certified Professional Soil Scientist - ARCPACS, A Federation of Certifying Boards in Agriculture, Biology, Earth, and Environmental Sciences
1987 Wetlands Delineation Manual; Emphasis on Soils and Hydrology - Wetland Training Institute
Creating Wetlands for Mitigation and Wastewater Disposal - University of Wisconsin, Madison
40-Hour OSHA Training - Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response
Nuclear Densometer Moisture Gauge - Troxler


In August 1994, Mr. Gaines began GAINES SOIL CONSULTING as a private consultant specializing in wetland studies and soil evaluations for on-site septic suitability. Mr. Gaines was employed by SCI Engineering & Materials Testing, Inc. from July 1990 to August 1994 where he most recently held the title of Project Scientist. His duties there included soil evaluations for on-site septic system suitability, wetland delineation and mitigation studies, environmental studies and geotechnical field and laboratory work. Mr. Gaines began his involvement in soils as a soil scientist with the Illinois Cooperative Soil Survey in 1983.



Soil Evaluations for Septic Site Suitability - Audrain, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, Montgomery, Pike, St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren, and Washington Counties in Missouri and Bond, Clinton, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Menard, Monroe, Montgmery, Randolph, St. Clair, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby, and Washington Counties in Illinois

Wetland Delineation and Mitigation Studies - Lake Chesterfield and Shackelford Commons in the Kansas City District US Army Corps of Engineers (COE). Calhoun County Rural Water District Phase V Expansion, Hardin Wastewater Treatment Plant, Eldred Pumping Station, Gateway Commerce Center, Gettysburg Estates, Route 162 Subdivision, Seckman Springs, and Castlegate Estates in the St. Louis District COE.

Environmental Studies - Phase One Environmental Assessments; Site Safety Supervisor for soil removal

SCI Engineering & Materials Testing, Inc. (1990 - 1994)

Soil Evaluations for Septic Site Suitability - Warren. Lincoln, St. Charles, Pike, and St. Louis Counties in Missouri

Wetland Studies - Lake Chesterfield; Autumn View; Shackelford Commons; Players Riverboat; College Station: in the Kansas City COE District: Auburn Hills; Oak Springs; Country Crossing; Monticello Manor in the St. Louis COE District; Resource Recovery Facility in the Rock Island COE District

Roadway Soil Surveys to Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) specifications - Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois

Environmental Studies - Phase One Environmental Assessments; LUST and contaminated soil removal (monitoring and sampling); Heavy Metals and PCB sampling; Groundwater Well installation and sampling

Geotechnical - Drilling/Boring Logs; Laboratory; On-site inspections of soils, concrete, and aspaltic concrete

Cooperative Soil Survey - Clinton and Marion Counties, Illinois (1983 - 1990)

Identify and classify soils to USDA standards; delineate soil boundaries on aerial photographs; compile field notations of soil characteristics (e.g. map unit inclusions, land use, physiography), gather supporting data (e.g. cropping/flooding frequency data, geology), co-write manuscript, personnel training



Illinois Soil Classifiers Association
Soil Science Society of America
American Society of Agronomy
On-Site Wastewater Professionals of Illinois
Missour Small Flows Organization
Friends of the Pleistocene

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