Jessemine Fung

Project Biologist II

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Education
  • M.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University
  • B.S., Biology, University of Memphis
Specialties
  • GIS and Remote Sensing Databases
  • ArcGIS
  • Plant and Wildlife Surveys
  • Native Plant Restoration

Jessemine has over 10 years of experience working as an environmental consultant applying GIS to complex planning, conservation, and resource management issues. As a trained biologist, she conducts field surveys, monitors sensitive species, and supports interdisciplinary teams by providing scientific expertise and analysis. Jessemine contributes to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental impact statements and has written NEPA discipline reports. She also has managed and directed crew leaders and restoration specialists on nearshore restoration projects in the Puget Sound region.

Examples of Jessemine’s project work include the following:

  • Jessemine provides GIS analysis and map creation for a project to develop a prioritization framework for evaluating coastal embayments and streams along 75 miles of railroad-impacted shoreline between Blaine and Olympia, Washington. The project is information mitigation planning along the railroad.
  • For the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project, Jessemine pioneered and developed spatial analysis and geodatabase design for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assess salmonid recovery and restoration sites. Work involved coordinating with multiple state and federal governmental agencies and University of Washington scientists to build and model historic and current Puget Sound nearshore habitat. Jessemine analyzed, mapped, and presented environmental and natural resource management information to diverse public groups.
  • Jessemine managed a dozen salmon recovery, wetland, and estuarine restoration projects around central Puget Sound. These projects were funded by the Restore America’s Estuaries program. Work included coordinating and communicating with clients and partner organizations, proposal writing, site planning and restoration design assistance, and organizing and directing crew leaders and restoration specialists in project implementation and maintenance.