Owner, Principal Biologist
Mike Layes is a Wildlife Biologist with 22 years professional experience. He is also a Professional Wetland Scientist (#2157) certified through the Society of Wetland Scientists. Mike has extensive training and experience in wetland science, aquatic habitat restoration and mitigation project design, wetland delineation, stream assessments, fishery survey techniques, and ordinary high water mark determinations, near-shore marine habitat assessments, eelgrass bed delineation, aquatic ecology, and threatened and endangered species survey and monitoring techniques, and environmental permitting.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology from The Evergreen State College in 1995. He has previously worked as a wildlife biologist for several Federal and State agencies and Universities throughout his career on a wide range of projects dealing with threatened and endangered species and their habitats. Mike's experience in both wetland and wildlife science gives him the ability to prepare combined wetland and fish and wildlife habitat assessments as needed for any given project. In addition, he is a certified SCUBA diver and conducts underwater field work related to aquatic noxious weed and fisheries surveys, and shoreline, outfall, and marina development and restoration projects.