Kyla is an Environmental Scientist with a diverse background in riparian habitat restoration, stream and wetland ecology, wildlife ecology and conservation, and wildlife and natural resource assessments and monitoring.
Kyla Caddey has advanced expertise in report preparation, grant writing, environmental education, data compilation and statistical analysis. Kyla has field experience performing in-depth studies in both the Pacific Northwest and Central American ecosystems. She currently performs wetland, stream, and shoreline delineations and fish and wildlife habitat assessments; conducts environmental code analysis; and prepares environmental assessment and mitigation reports, biological evaluations, and permit applications to support clients through the regulatory and planning process for various land use projects.
Kyla earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Resource Management from the University of Washington, Seattle with a focus in Wildlife Conservation and a minor in Quantitative Science. She has received 40-hour wetland delineation training (Western Mtns, Valleys, & Coast and Arid West Regional Supplement), is a Pierce County Qualified Wetland Specialist and Wildlife Biologist, and is a USFWS-approved Mazama pocket gopher survey biologist. Kyla has been formally trained through the Washington State Department of Ecology, Coastal Training Program, and the Washington Native Plant Society in winter twig and grass, sedge, and rush identification for Western WA; Using the Credit-Debit Method in Estimating Wetland Mitigation Needs; How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark; Using Field Indicators for Hydric Soils; How to Administer Development Permits in Washington Shorelines; Puget Sound Coastal Processes; and Forage Fish Survey Techniques.
Education and Professional Development
- University of Washington, Seattle
- B.S., Environmental Science and Resource Management, focus in Wildlife Conservation
- Minor in Quantitative Science
- Study Abroad Forest Resources Program: Costa Rica
Professional Certifications, Training, and Workshops
- Mazama pocket gopher survey biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Grass Identification Workshop, Washington Native Plant Society
- Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology, Cornell University
- 40-hour wetland delineation training, Phil Scoles of Terra Science, Inc.
- Pierce County Qualified Wetland Specialist, Pierce County, WA
- Pierce County Qualified Wildlife Biologist, Pierce County, WA
- Using Field Indicators for Hydric Soils, Coastal Training Program
- Grass, Sedge, and Rush Identification for Western WA, Coastal Training Program
- Winter Tree and Shrub Identification for Western WA, Coastal Training Program
- How to Determine the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM), WSDOE
- Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Coastal Training Program
- How to Administer Development Permits in Washington Shorelines, WSDOE
- Using the Credit/Debit Method for Estimating Wetland Mitigation Needs, Coastal Training Program
- Forage Fish Survey Techniques, WDFW
- Reconstructing Natural Areas in the Built Environment, UW Botanic Gardens
- WA State Herbicide Application License: Aquatics Endorsement, WSDA
- Adult / Child CPR, AED, & First Aid, Aerie Backcountry Medicine
- Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Aerie Backcountry Medicine
- Wilderness Survival, 40 hours, Alderleaf Wilderness College
- Ethnobotany, 40 hours, Washington Conservation Corps
- Saws Operations (S-212), 40 hours, Washington Conservation Corps
- NIMS Incident Command Systems 100 & 700, FEMA
- Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society