Paula Schuh, P.G., serves as DBS&A’s Corporate Health and Safety and Quality Assurance Officer. She is also the New Mexico Water Resources and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Manager and serves as a Senior Project Manager of environmental projects. She has more than 20 years of technical and managerial experience in fieldwork, project management, work plan and cost estimate preparation, technical reporting, and interaction with municipal, state, and federal regulatory officials.
As the Water Resources and NEPA Manager, Ms. Schuh is responsible for the functional organization, business development, and technical oversight and recruiting of multidisciplinary scientists and engineers. She oversees technical professionals specializing in water supply development, water resources planning, water recycling and reuse, water infrastructure engineering, stormwater quality management, hydrologic analyses, water quality investigations and treatment, watershed management, and water rights. Projects include New Mexico State and Regional Water Plan Updates for the Interstate Stream Commission and New Mexico’s first permitted aquifer storage and recovery projects demonstration for Albuquerque Bernalillo Water Utility Authority and the City of Rio Rancho.
Ms. Schuh also supervises all aspects of the NEPA process, including environmental assessments, categorical exclusions, biological assessments, affected environment and impact analysis, and threatened and endangered species surveys.
Ms. Schuh oversees a statewide on-call NEPA contract for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and has worked on environmental projects for the New Mexico State Parks Division, New Mexico Environment Department Groundwater Bureau, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ISC, United States Forest Service, and National Park Service.
One NMDOT project manager that Ms. Schuh works with said, “Thank you for the informative, concise report. I have no edits or comments. I think it will serve as a model for moving forward, and already our engineers are excited by the [alternative] option, as the [standard option] is very expensive.”
B.S., Geology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Registration / Certification
Professional Geoscientist, Texas
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Environmental assessments (EA)
Affected environment and impact analysis
Threatened and endangered species surveys
Water quality monitoring and sampling
MSHA Surface Miner Training
Radiological Worker II Certification, presented by Department of Energy Office of Environment, Safety, and Health
8-Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Health and Safety Refresher Course
OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training
OSHA 8-Hour Supervisor/Manager Training
Select Publications and Presentations
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
6020 Academy Road NE Suite 100
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109