Evan has been designing and implementing projects within and upslope of riparian corridors, protecting water and soil quality and improving salmonid habitat for the past 9 years. His background lies in hydrology and hydraulics and agricultural engineering. For the past six years, Evan has managed and designed many projects on creeks and rivers of the Olympic Peninsula, Columbia Basin, and Puget Sound as part of a multi-disciplinary team of geomorphologists, fisheries biologists, and ecologists. He has played a key role in constructing more than a dozen projects and designing many others with objectives including engineered logjam installations, natural wood, water, and sediment storage, meadow restoration, side channel construction, floodplain reconnection, dam removal, bank stabilization, sustainable road layout, and fish passable crossing design.
With skills in hydraulic analysis, structural design, topographic and hydrographic surveying, plan production, cost estimating, and construction inspection, Evan supports a broad range of projects extending from tidal zones to headwaters. Risk assessment, land use compatibility, and floodplain compliance are key components to many of the projects Evan is involved in. He is experienced working with landowners, stakeholders, and agencies to communicate project elements and navigate the sometimes complex permitting and funding pathways.