Biologist / Environmental Group Leader
Mike is an aquatic scientist with 30 years of experience in water quality, reservoir limnology, riparian research, and surface water impact assessment. He has designed and implemented basin-wide studies to assess and mitigate impacts to water quality and fisheries for hydroelectric project operations, storm water/urbanization, and non-point source pollutants. Mike joined MB&G in 2001 and is now the Director of the Environmental Services Group.
Mike has worked closely with federal resource agencies, local governments, and utilities in the Northwest on Clean Water Act (CWA) and federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) implementation. He has published peer-reviewed technical papers on reservoir limnology, watershed/stream enhancement, stream ecology, and field methods for sample collection in lakes, streams, and rivers. Mike received his B.S. degree in Biology and M.S. in Aquatic Biology. His Master’s research focused on the influence of shade, temperature, and grazing by macroinvertebrates on primary production in a headwater stream in NW Washington.