John Soden, PWS
John is a stream ecologist and wetland biologist with over 15 years of experience in corridor planning and floodplain reconnection throughout the river ecosystems of the Pacific and Rocky Mountain west. He has special knowledge of the Upper and Mid Columbia River systems and has led the identification, design, and permitting of over 20 river restoration projects targeted at improving ESA listed and culturally significant salmonid habitats. He understands the priorities of the Columbia River Tribes and works closely with federal agencies to implement their combined goals. John has also researched the effectiveness of stream bank stabilization treatments in the riverine systems of the northern Rocky Mountains and has written numerous programmatic and project-specific biological assessments in compliance with ESA requirements. “All things trail related,” bring John out to mountain bike or snowboard in the Washington and British Columbia Cascades Range. And sometimes, he escapes to the Sisters and Jefferson Wildernesses in Central Oregon.