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Consulting Planner

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Richard Deuell

Phone: 989-705-3730

Thirty-two years of experience in community planning and forestry.

  • Primary focus for the last twenty-seven years has been community, transportation, natural resource and regional planning. 
  • A priority action has been incorporating natural resource elements into the community planning process. 
  • Grew up in northern Michigan and has spent much of his career working in the northern Lower Peninsula.





  • Planner for Community and Natural Resource Programs.
  • Development of city, township and county master plans, community forestry plans, corridor studies, rural and regional transit plans, greenways and ecological corridor plans, watershed plans and resource stewardship plans.
  • Community educational workshops and public meeting facilitation.
  • GIS and Computer Mapping.




American Institute of Certified Planners, July 1996




University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

  M.S. in Forest Resources, Specializing in Remote Sensing and Resource Inventories, 1982


Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  B.S. in Forestry, 1980




Alpena Eco-Plan

Huron Greenways

Misery Bay Initiative

Pickerel-Crooked Watershed Plan

Black River Watershed Plan

Alcona-Alpena County Coastal GIS Project

Cheboygan County Master Plan

Curtis Township Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance

Maple Forest Township Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance

Mikado Township Master Plan

Montmorency County Master Plan

Otsego County Master Plan

Presque Isle County Master Plan

South Branch Township Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance

Tri-Townships Master Plan (Alcona, Caledonia and Hawes Townships)

Hazard Mitigation Plans for all eight counties

Landowner Stewardship Plans

Fletcher Creek Watershed Flood Study

Long Lake Township Community Forestry Plan

M-32 Corridor Study

Alpena Area-wide Transportation Plan

Northeast Michigan Regional Transit Study

Emmet County Transportation Coordination Plan

Northeast Michigan Regional Solid Waste Management Plan

Montmorency County Addressing System

Presque Isle County Parcel Mapping

Grand Lake Watershed Plan

City of Alpena Comprehensive Plan

Bearinger Township Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance

Presque Isle County Green Infrastructure Plan

Crawford County Master Plan

Alpena Township Nature Preserve Management Plan

Huron Blueways Coastal Water Trail

Northeast Michigan Non-motorized Transportation Plan

Mitchell Township Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance





Planner and Resource Scientist: Mary Ann Heidemann & Associates/Wade-Trim, Inc.

District Forester: Wexford County Soil and Water Conservation District

Forestry and Remote Sensing Consultant: Peninsula Forestry Services

Natural Resource Specialist I - Forester: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Forestry Technician:  U.S. Forest Service, La Croix Ranger District, Superior National Forest,

Graduate Research Assistant: University of Minnesota Remote Sensing Lab

Forestry Technician: Schoolcraft County Soil Conservation District




Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council

Bay Township Zoning Board of Appeals

Wexford County Planning and Zoning Commission

Northwest Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council

Wexford County Solid Waste Management Planning Committee

Wexford County Board of Public Works

Wexford County Drain Commissioner

Girl Scout Leader