Steve has over 23 years of experience working as a hydrologist and geomorphologist with a strong concentration on wetlands, streams, and rivers in WA, OR, and CA. He has managed projects of many types ranging from small scale investigations to some of the largest restorations in Puget Sound. His particular focus of understanding is the interplay between physical and ecological processes working to achieve ecological restoration goals. Steve has extensive hydrologic and hydraulic modeling experience in support of restoration design efforts in complex areas including road crossings, outlet channels to connect off channel habitats, large wood design, and development of sediment budgets for estuary restoration projects. He also has experience with wetland science and policy at the federal, state and local levels. His extensive experience has presented opportunities for plan development, specification and cost estimates, working directly with contractors, and overseeing construction.