Beverly J. Storey

Storey, Beverly

Associate Research Scientist

Environment and Planning - Gilchrist, Room 366
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 845-7217 Ext. 57217 · fax (979) 862-1759
b-storey@tamu.edu

Short Biography

Beverly Storey is an Associate Research Scientist and Program Manager of the Environmental Management Program at TTI. Ms. Storey is a registered Landscape Architect with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree, both from Texas A&M University. Since joining TTI in 1993, Ms. Storey has been a principal investigator or key researcher on several studies relating to erosion and sediment control, water quality, compost, corridor management for visual and environmental quality, and sustainability of roadside landscape development. She has great interest in better understanding and managing the effects of design and implementation upon the natural systems within the transportation corridor.

Ms. Storey is currently involved with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Workshops to teach the background, principles, techniques, advantages, and experiences of CSS in transportation facility planning and design. She is project manager for FHWA's Urban Tree and Landscape Safety project to identify and summarize the best practices for placement of trees and other fixed landscape objects on the urban roadside.

Ms. Storey co-authored and taught several erosion and sediment control training and certifications courses for highway construction for various state DOTs and environmental agencies. She was researcher for the South Dakota Department of Transportation's Water Quality Enhancement Program for Construction, developing their design and construction manuals for erosion and sediment control. She has also served as principal investigator on research projects working with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Texas commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency which studied the performance and water quality characteristics of compost and compost filter berms when used for erosion and sediment control on the roadside.

As co-principal investigator, Ms. Storey recently completed TxDOT's Synthesis of New Methods and Techniques for Developing Sustainable Roadside Landscapes. This synthesis analyzed projects, technologies, processes, and products deemed suitable for use in urban roadside landscapes and Minimizing Impacts to Existing Vegetation and Sensitive Landforms during Roadway Construction, which identified the issues that affect tree and landform preservation and protection, recommended standards, and developed a new tree protection specification procedure.

Ms. Storey collaborated on the NCHRP Project 22-19 Aesthetic Concrete Barrier and Bridge Rail Design. She assisted in the development and administration of the survey conducted during Phase I of this project. She also assisted in the development of the aesthetic concepts for safety barriers.

Through a long-standing interagency contract, over 20 years, Ms. Storey worked closely with TxDOT's Landscape Design & Enhancements Section. The objective of this contract was to provide design support to District personnel such as landscape architects, engineers, maintenance personnel, and vegetation managers. As lead designer, projects, which focused on physical improvements to reduce maintenance, were taken from design development through completed construction documents with estimates. This support also included the development of aesthetic alternatives for highway structures, roadsides, medians and hardscape areas, computer 3-D modeling, and photo imagery for public meetings. She also developed landscape and aesthetic highway corridor master plans. These documents identified and prioritized landscape and aesthetic goals for the various TxDOT Districts and the representative cities using a context sensitive philosophy toward development, establishment of design guidelines, and creation of a mechanism for short term establishment and long term maintenance of landscape and aesthetic components. Ms. Storey led teams of multi-discipline professionals and community leaders through the process of analysis, conceptualization, design, and planning to create documents to provide guidance for future development.

The Environmental Management Program operates the TxDOT/TTI Hydraulics, Sedimentation and Erosion Control Laboratory, an international facility that conducts full-scale performance evaluations of erosion and sediment control materials and other water quality related research.

Education

  • M.L.A., Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University, 1996.
  • B.S., Forestry, Texas A&M University, 1992.

Experience

  • Associate Research Scientist, Environment and Planning, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, January 2007 - Present.
  • Assistant Transportation Researcher, Environmental Management Program, Texas Transportation Institute.
  • Program Manager, Environmental Management, Texas Transportation Institute, January 2007 - August 2012.
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Environmental Management, Texas Transportation Institute, March 2001 - December 2006.
  • Associate Transportation Researcher, Environmental Management, Texas Transportation Institute, March 2001 - February 2001.
  • Assistant Research Specialist, Environmental Management Program, Texas Transportation Institute, 1996 - 1999.
  • Research Assistant, Environmental Management Program, Texas Transportation Institute, 1995 - 1996.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental Management Program, Texas Transportation Institute, 1993 - 1995.
  • Proprietor, Commercial and Residential Construction, S & S Co., 1980 - 1986.

Professional Registration

Registered Landscape Architect in Texas, Registration No. 1996.

Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, International Erosion Control Association, South Central Chapter.
  • Member, Texas Vegetation Management Association.
  • Friend, Transportation Research Board (TRB), Committe on Environmental Analysis in Transportation.
  • Member, Sigma Lambda Alpha.
  • Member, Xi Sigma Pi.

Selected Publications

J.H. Overman, B.J. Storey, E. Kraus, K.M. Miller, J.A. Walewski, Z. Elgart, S. Atkinson. Maximizing Mitigation Benefits-Making a Difference with Strategic Inter-Resource Agency Planning. 0-6762-S. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2014.

J.H. Overman, B.J. Storey, E. Kraus, K.M. Miller, Z. Elgart. Introductory Guide to Integrated Ecological Framework. 0-6762-P1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. October 2014.

J.A. McFalls, Y. Yi, B.J. Storey, M.E. Barrett, D. Lawler, B.J. Eck, D. Rounce, T.G. Cleveland, H. Murphy, D. Dalton, A. Morse, G.R. Herrmann. Performance Testing of Coagulants to Reduce Stormwater Runoff Turbidity. 0-6638-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2014.

J.H. Overman, B.J. Storey, E. Kraus, K.M. Miller, J.A. Walewski, Z. Elgart, S. Atkinson. Maximizing Mitigation Benefits - Making a Difference with Strategic Inter-Resource Agency Planning: Year One Technical Report. 0-6762-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. April 2014.

B.J. Storey, J.R. Schutt, J.A. McFalls, K. Jones, A.P. Garza, W.J. Rogers, C. Robinson, T. Gaus, G. Marek, K. Heflin. Roadside Vegetation Establishment Quick Reference Field Guide. 0-5731-P1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2011.

B.J. Storey, J.A. McFalls, J.R. Schutt, W.J. Rogers, K. Jones, C. Robinson, T. Gaus, G. Marek, K. Heflin, A.P. Garza. Synthesis and Study of the Roadside Vegetation Establishment Process. 0-5731-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2011.

J.A. McFalls, W.C. Rogers, C. Robinson, B. Stewart, V. Saxena, B.J. Storey, M. Li, J.R. Schutt. Water Retention Techniques for Vegetation Establishment in TxDOT West Texas Regions. 0-5748-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2010.

B.J. Storey, J.A. McFalls, J.R. Schutt, K. Jones, W.J. Rogers, C. Robinson. Synthesis and Study of the Establishment and Management of Roadside Vegetation. 0-5731-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2010.

J.A. McFalls, W.C. Rogers, C. Robinson, B.J. Storey, B. Stewart, M. Li, J.R. Schutt, V. Saxena. Water Retention Techniques for Vegetation Establishment in TxDOT West Texas Districts. 0-5748-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2010.