Recent work and collaborations

I've been working in several policy, technical, research, and planning groups as an ecologist with Meadow Run Environmental. Here are a sampling from 2016-18:

Research
  • Updated literature review and spatial literature database on Pacific Northwest forested wetlands and forest practices (Washington State Department of Natural Resources Cooperative Monitoring Evaluation and Research Committee)
  • Developing forested wetland ecology and hydrology studies in working timberlands (Washington State Department of Natural Resources Cooperative Monitoring Evaluation and Research Committee)
  • Evaluating riparian vegetation responses to flow regimes along the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam, CA (USDA Forest Service for the Bureau of Reclamation)
  • Writing and editing monitoring protocols for wadeable stream riparian ecosystems (USDA Forest Service National Stream and Aquatic Ecology Center)
  • Landscape planning tools for floodplains across the interior Columbia River Basin and state of Utah (Utah State University)
  • Third-party consultations evaluating applications of Washington State Wetland Rating Systems (various clients)
  • Evaluating the impacts of flow-modification on cottonwood habitat within the Chehalis River Basin (Anchor QEA and Washington State Dept. of Ecology)
Policy
  • Riparian working group for Columbia River System Operations Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Report (US Fish and Wildlife Service)
  • Wetland working group for Columbia River System Operations Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Report (US Fish and Wildlife Service)
  • Expert panel on riparian and floodplain ecosystems of the Columbia Plateau (Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife)
  • Expert panel on riparian ecosystem monitoring, planning, and evaluation with the (Bureau of Land Management and USDA Forest Service)
Planning
  • Horticultural and ecological consulting on public art along the Burke-Gilman trail (Artist Karl Addison for Seattle Department of Transportation)
Leadership and Service
  • Executive board member and past-president (Society of Wetland Scientists Pacific Northwest Chapter) 
  • Conference and scientific meeting planning (Society of Wetland Scientists Pacific Northwest Chapter)
  • Snowpack evaluation to support decision-making in avalanche terrain (Ongoing - WA, OR, UT)