Carl Figueiredo is GIS Supervisor for the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council. He has a diverse skill set that includes expertise in natural resources management, ecology and wilderness education, and computer systems administration, and Geographic Information Science (GIS).

Carl has worked for the National Parks Service, US Department of Defense and Rutgers University in field-based resource management capacities as a field botanist, forest biometrician and GIS data collection specialist. He has also lectured at Rutgers University for courses in Global Positioning Systems, forest ecology, biometrics, and GIS. Prior to joining the Highlands Council staff, Carl was with the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University where he worked as a GIS coordinator and specialist contributing to land-use based regional development projects. His experience also includes work at the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Spatial Analysis at Rutgers University coordinating field data collection and computer-aided mapping projects for the Highlands Region.

Carl received a M.S. in Geography from Rutgers University, Graduate School of New Brunswick and a B.S. in Natural Resource Management: Applied Ecology & Conservation from Rutgers University, Cook College. He also holds a Graduate Certification in GeoSpatial Information Science from Rutgers University, Graduate School of New Brunswick and a certification in Environmental Geomatics from the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Spatial Analysis.