Jon’s professional experience includes habitat development with an emphasis on restoring the biological and physical functions of wetlands, reclamation of wetland and floodplain habitats, reintroduction of aquatic complexity and habitat, and reestablishment of riparian corridor.
Jon Pickett is an Associate Principal and Senior Scientist with a diverse background in environmental and shoreline compliance and permitting, wetland and stream ecology, fish and wildlife biology, mitigation compliance and design, and environmental planning and land use due diligence. Jon oversees a wide range of large-scale industrial, commercial, and multi-family residential projects throughout Western Washington, providing environmental permitting and regulatory compliance assistance for land use entitlement projects from feasibility through mitigation compliance. Jon performs wetland, stream, and shoreline delineations and fish & wildlife habitat assessments; conducts code and regulation analysis and review; prepares reports and permit applications and documents; provides environmental compliance recommendation; and provides restoration and mitigation design.
Jon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University and Bachelor of Science and Minor in Forestry from Washington State University. Jon has received 40-hour wetland delineation training (Western Mountains, Valleys, & Coast and Arid West Regional Supplements) and regularly performs wetland, stream, and shoreline delineations. Jon is a Whatcom County Qualified Wetland Specialist and Wildlife Biologist and is a Pierce County Qualified Wetland Specialist. He has been formally trained by WSDOE in the use of the Washington State Wetland Rating System 2014, How to Determine the Ordinary High-Water Mark (Freshwater and Marine), Using Field Indicators for Hydric Soils, and the Using the Credit-Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs.
Education and Professional
- B.S., Nature Resources Sciences – Washington State University
- B.S, Minor in Forestry – Washington State University
Governmental Certifications & Professional Memberships
- 40-Hour Wetland Delineation Training: Western Mountains, Valleys, & Coast and Arid West Regional Supplement, Terra Science
- Using the Credit/Debit Method for Estimating Mitigation Needs, Coastal Training Program
- Washington State Wetland Rating System (2014), WSDOE
- Ordinary High Water Mark Determination, WSDOE
- Using Field Indicators for Hydric Soils, Coastal Training Program
- Society of American Foresters
- Qualified Wetland and Fish and Wildlife Specialist, Whatcom County
- Qualified Wetland Specialist, Pierce County