Chris Soncarty, CESCL

Principal Biologist/
Regulatory Specialist

Education and Certifications
  • B.S., Environmental Science/Ecology/ Fish Biology, The Evergreen State College
  • Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead, #81608
  • Fish Biology and Habitat
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Environmental Planning and Permitting
  • Project and Program Management

Chris has worked since 1995 as a fish biologist and regulatory specialist, conducting and managing infrastructure and restoration projects in freshwater, marine, and estuarine environments. Project types include road replacements, aquatic habitat assessments, fish passage improvements, and fish exclusion and water quality monitoring for instream construction. Chris is an expert in the National/State Environmental Policy acts (NEPA/SEPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA), and he prepares technical environmental documents – such as NEPA/SEPA environmental impact statement discipline reports and ESA biological assessments – for federally funded projects for local, state, and federal agencies. Chris has a tremendous reputation with clients, teaming partners, and colleagues for his regulatory expertise, clear communication, responsiveness, and ability to develop win-win solutions on the many complex projects he manages.

View Chris’s resume here.

“I want to give Chris Soncarty special recognition for his lead on pulling this programmatic BE together. He has been truly wonderful to work with, always upbeat, responsive, hard working, and professional. I know pulling this together took way more time than we thought. We who will be using this document for years to come owe a debt of gratitude.”
– Deb Petersen, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission