Natalie Dietsch, WPIT

Project Ecologist I

Education
  • B.A., Environmental Studies/English Literature, University of Washington
  • Wetland Science and Management Certificate, University of Washington
Specialties
  • Wetland Ecology
  • Critical Areas Studies
  • Data Collection and Analysis

Natalie is a versatile ecologist with experience working on development and restoration projects in freshwater and marine environments. She performs activities such as wetland delineations, stream and nearshore surveys, fish exclusion, marine mammal monitoring, research and synthesis, mitigation monitoring, GIS analysis, and fish exclusion. Natalie is familiar with local, state, and federal environmental policies and regulations, and she routinely conducts regulatory research and prepares documentation to meet local (e.g., critical areas), state (e.g., State Environmental Policy Act [SEPA]), and federal (e.g., Endangered Species Act [ESA]) regulatory requirements. Natalie has worked on restoration projects in environments ranging from large river systems to tidal flats, in roles that have varied from leading a crew to assisting with project design. With her dual degrees in Environmental Studies and English Literature, Natalie strives to support environmental goals with strong communication approaches.

View Natalie’s resume here.

“Permitting the maintenance dredging project on the Columbia River for our offloading facility has been challenging for a variety of reasons. Natalie has been diligent in unraveling the complexities and then putting the project back on course. I really appreciate her excellent work!”
– Bryan Wigginton, Environmental Manager at CalPortland Company