Jake Layman is an Environmental Scientist I with a varied background in fisheries biology, water quality, lake and stream ecology, wildlife biology, aquatic invertebrate biology and off-channel habitat monitoring.
Jake has over 15 years of experience at the federal and state level conducting ecological monitoring surveys throughout eastern and western Washington. He has experience working with the National Park Service conducting environmental compliance monitoring on park construction and infrastructure maintenance projects, and federal highways projects, as well as environmental spill response and recovery monitoring. Jake has additional experience in fish passage and screening assessments and associated long-term monitoring projects for both the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Bureau of Reclamation.
Jake earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with an Ecology specialization, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, with a Natural Resource Management specialization, from Central Washington University. In addition, Jake also has a Minor in Environmental Studies and a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography from Central Washington University. Jakes’s expertise includes endangered species monitoring, lake limnology assessments, water chemistry profiles, and laboratory management, as well as terrestrial and aquatic amphibian identification monitoring. Jake also has experience in fish population assessments, stream typing, spawning escapement, environmental disaster recovery, and amphibian toxicology research.
Education and Professional
- B.S., Biology with an emphasis in Ecology – Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
- B.A., Geography with an emphasis in Natural Resource Management – Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
- Minor in Environmental Studies – Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
- Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography – Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Professional Certifications, Training, and Workshops
- Certified Electro-fisher- Smith-Root¸ INC training
- Operational Leadership- National Park Service
- Leading with Integrity- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Environmental Negotiations Training- Coastal Training Program
- Navigating SEPA- Coastal Training Program
- Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modification, and Beach Restoration training- Coastal Training Program
- Using the Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines for Marine Shoreline Stabilization- Coastal Training Program
- Mazama Pocket Gopher Protocol and Mound Identification Training- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- A Short Course on Local Planning- Washington Department of Commerce
Previous Employment History
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Chehalis Dam feasibility study, fish passage assessment, stream and off-channel habitat characterization, fisheries surveys, amphibian surveys and the Type N Experimental Buffer Treatment Study
- National Park Service, North Cascades National Park, Mountain Lakes monitoring, water quality monitoring, fisheries/amphibian surveys, and mountain lakes fish extirpation surveys
- National Park Service, Mount Rainier National Park, Longmire, WA, Mountain lakes long term monitoring program field lead, water quality monitoring, water resources lab manager and NEPA compliance specialist
- U.S. Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Lab, Tailed frog habitat delineation, Benthic Macro-Invertebrate (BMI) population studies, and Stream Typing surveys
- Central Washington University/ U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Tieton Dam Fish Entrainment Study