About the Company
is the founder and Principal Wetland and Wildlife Ecologist of Wetlands &
Wildlife, Inc. He grew up in Cody, Wyoming (located just outside of
Yellowstone National Park) and attended the University of Montana where he
graduated with a degree in Wildlife Biology. Scott has 22 years of experience completing natural resource assessments among many
different ecosystems across the western United States. Scott was
previously employed by the King County Department of Development and
Environmental Services (DDES) as a Senior Ecologist and the Snohomish
County Planning and Development Services (PDS) as a Regulatory Biologist
for a period of 5 years prior to starting Wetlands & Wildlife, Inc.
In those positions, he specialized in review of proposed land use and
building development permit applications as they pertain to Critical Areas
(wetlands, rivers, streams, lakes, and habitats of protected fish and
wildlife species). He has worked for the federal, state, and local county
governments, as well as multiple environmental consulting firms in the
Puget Sound region.
Scott is a certified wetland delineator and is highly experienced with the
required U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Washington state wetland
delineation methods. In addition to the wetland delineation certification,
he is trained by the Washington Department of Ecology and is experienced
in the use of the required Wetland Rating Form for western Washington.
Scott is certified through the Washington Department of Ecology to
determine Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) locations for rivers, streams,
and lakes. He also received certifications by the Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife for wildlife surveys of threatened and endangered
species in Washington, and has many years of experience conducting surveys
of special status wildlife species in the western U.S.
Over the past 22 years, Scott has evaluated literally over 1,800 different
properties with many habitat types and zoning designations, from small,
urban properties (0.25 acres) to large, rural properties (up to 2,000 acres
in size). Due to his years of experience working for different
agencies/companies, Scott has many local professional contacts and is able
to effectively interact with all required environmental personnel to gain
information on behalf of his clients.
Wetlands & Wildlife maintains solid relationships with other quality
professionals that may assist our clients with their desired project
goals. We would be happy to refer you to some of our qualified
professional contacts if your project requires expertise from an engineer,
surveyor, architect, septic designer, geologist, native plant nursery,
landscaper for installing mitigation plans, etc.