Laura holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from Washington State University. Her background includes wildlife, water quality, and invasive species monitoring, and environmental science research, with field experience emphasis on stream and river projects.
Laura Livingston has a background in water quality monitoring, invasive species monitoring, wildlife monitoring, wilderness stewardship, and erosion control projects. Laura has field experience working on natural resources projects, with an emphasis on stream and river projects, in the Northwest, Northeast, and Southwest United States. She has also worked on a variety of environmental science research, grant, and teaching projects requiring scientific writing, science communication, laboratory work, and statistical analysis. She currently performs ordinary high water delineations; 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. Laura has a particular interest in shoreline projects and has prepared a variety of application materials to support projects within Shoreline Master Program jurisdictions.
Laura earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from Washington State University, Pullman. Her research focused on analyzing benthic macro-invertebrate community composition in relation to temperature and flow regimes in Washington State streams.
Education and Professional Development
- M.S., Environmental Science; Washington State University, Pullman, WA
- B.A., Geography, Minor in Ecology and Evolution; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Professional Certifications, Training and Workshops
- Motorboat Operator Certification Course, NPS
- Operational Leadership, NPS
- Biological Assessment Preparation for Transportation Projects, Washington State Department of Transportation (listed as a junior author)
- How to Administer Development Permits in Washington’s Shorelines, WSDOE Coastal Training Program
- Determining the Ordinary High Water Mark, WSDOE Coastal Training Program
- Revised Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014) in Western Washington, WSDOE Coastal Training Program
- Winter Twig Identification, Native Plant Salvage Foundation
- Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs, WSDOE Coastal Training Program
- Designing and Installing Mitigation and Restoration Projects, WSDOE Coastal Training Program
- Using the Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines for Marine Shoreline Stabilization; WSDOE Coastal Training Program
- Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration, WSDOE Coastal Training Program
- How to Conduct a Forage Fish Survey, WSDOE Coastal Training Program