Scott White

Principal Environmental Planner, President

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  • B.A., Economics/Political Science, Western Washington University
  • Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead, #81607
  • Environmental Project Delivery
  • Regulatory Compliance Strategy
  • Project and Program Management

Scott has over two decades of experience in environmental project delivery, and he is well regarded for his skills in scheduling and implementation, organization, and leadership. He has a long track record of success in negotiating with permitting and regulatory agencies on behalf of both public and private clients. Scott is a dynamic and highly motivated leader who delivers results by effectively coordinating and managing diverse, multidisciplinary teams, while developing excellent client relationships.

Examples of Scott’s project work include the following:

  • Since 2008, Scott has served as Regulatory Compliance Manager/Permit Lead for the $4.6 billion State Route 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Scott developed the overall permit strategy and schedule, and also provided leadership and strategic planning for mitigation, Endangered Species Act, NEPA, SEPA, and natural resource fieldwork and documentation. As the Program moves into future phases, Scott continues to provide management of a complex multi-agency permitting process and coordinates environmental compliance with construction activities such as environmental monitoring and fish exclusion.
  • Scott is managing all aspects of the McSorley Creek Pocket Estuary Restoration Project at Saltwater State Park, for King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks. This project will redesign and reconstruct the beach front, nearshore, tributary stream, and park layout of Saltwater State Park to enhance habitat for salmon, protect CCC-era structures and tribal resources, and create a better recreational park experience. Project activities include a robust site investigation, an alternatives analysis (including substantial public involvement), preliminary and final design, cultural resources assessment, NEPA/SEPA review, and permitting.
  • Scott is the Environmental Manager/EIS Lead for the SR 164 Bypass – Interchange Justification Report (IJR). This project, owned by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, proposes a new interchange on SR 18 and an access roadway connecting to SR 164. Scott is coordinating IJR efforts with simultaneously prepared environmental impact statement (EIS) scoping efforts. Work includes researching environmental constraints affecting the proposed roadway/interchange configurations in support of options analysis, a public involvement plan, and close coordination with WSDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Scott has managed an On-Call Environmental Services contract for the City of Stanwood Community Development Department since 2015. Successfully completed projects include a wetland and ordinary high water mark delineation and cultural resources assessment on the City’s “Ovenell Farms” property, which the City is converting to a park and historical site; the Irvine Slough Permitting Project, including obtaining programmatic permits from all agencies to authorize ongoing maintenance dredging; and several critical areas third-party reviews.

“Scott is an excellent communicator and project manager. I am always impressed with his timely delivery of products, budgetary oversight and control, his ability to take on the difficult task and the energy and enthusiasm he brings to the job.”
– Anthony Stigall, Snohomish County Public Works