Marlene D. Meaders

Marine Biologist

  • M.S., Fisheries Biology, Humboldt State University
  • B.S., Biological Oceanography, University of Washington
  • Marine and Freshwater Biology
  • Shellfish Ecology
  • Endangered Species Act Consultation
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Habitat Surveys

Marlene has specialized in marine and freshwater biology since 2000. She manages and implements a variety of fisheries projects, with a focus on shellfish aquaculture. Marlene specializes in permitting related to National/State Environmental Policy acts (NEPA/SEPA), and has a diverse background in assessing aquatic, estuarine, marine, and terrestrial environments in relation to federal, state, and local statutes. She has written numerous consultations for the Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Marlene regularly works with both models and field data to produce technical studies to aid in the consultation process. She has conducted more than 20 baseline studies to assess overall ecological processes for proposed projects to describe the impacts/benefits the project may have on, for example, water quality, sediment quality, and protected species and habitats. Marlene also has served as an expert witness in front of Hearing Examiners and the Shoreline Hearings Board for various geoduck aquaculture applications.

View Marlene’s resume here.

“I really appreciate all that you do on the various projects we work on together. You must have an excellent system for organizing required tasks, because you’re always on top of things!”
-Darlene Gaziano, Water Quality Planner/Project Manager, King County Wastewater Treatment Division