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Dana Fjare

Dana Fjare

Environmental Scientist

Dana joined Shannon & Wilson’s Fairbanks office in 2017. She has a master’s degree in biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks where she studied stream biogeochemistry in the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed northeast of Fairbanks. After graduate school she worked at the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge near Tok, Alaska, where she assisted with Canada lynx research, migratory bird surveys, and public outreach. Her interests at Shannon & Wilson include contaminated site characterization, environmental sampling, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, and wetland delineation and permitting. She has experience in residential well sampling for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), groundwater monitoring, soil sampling, vapor intrusion sampling, field-screening for petroleum and chlorinated solvents, product recovery, groundwater well instrumentation, wetland delineation and permitting, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, laboratory data review, and work plan and report authorship. 

Dana has managed projects for a diverse range of clients including private, city, borough, and state, and has also worked as part of a project team with design and engineering firms. She has assisted with projects for military clients at Fort Wainwright, Eielson Air Force Base, and Clear Space Force Station. She has training in Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations and understands how RCRA regulations apply to manage contaminated environmental media generated from site work. Dana has experience managing wetland delineation projects and can perform wetland field delineation, geographic information services (GIS) mapping, and wetland-related permitting. She has completed wetland delineations in locations across Alaska including Anchor Point, Shaktoolik, Clear, and Fairbanks. She also has experience with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance and assisted with preparation of an Environmental Assessment for a tribal village council in Interior Alaska. In addition, she has prepared NEPA checklists for non-profit and tribal organizations in Interior and Western Alaska. 


  • MS, Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015
  • BA, Biology, St. Olaf College, 2012
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