Hugh Mortensen, PWS

President and Senior Ecologist

Hugh is The Watershed Company’s president and a wetland specialist with over two decades of experience critical areas and mitigation planning. Hugh’s scientific expertise and collaborative approach to working with design and permitting team members has helped public agencies and municipalities across Washington understand and protect their natural resources and gain regulatory approval for improvements. Hugh leads Watershed’s natural resources department and coordinates wetland and stream delineation, classification, functional assessment, permitting, and mitigation design.

+ Personal Note

An amateur boat builder, Hugh enjoys floating around the San Juans with his family. The hull is complete on his current boat project, a 24-foot cruiser.

+ Education

BS and BA, Emphases in Ecology, Evergreen State College, 1994

+ Certifications/Licenses

  • Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), Society of Wetland Scientists
  • Wetland Banking and Mitigation in Washington, Law Seminars International, 2009
  • Wetland and Upland Habitat Restoration Design, UW College of Engineering, 2006
  • Washington State Wetland Rating System training, Washington Department of Ecology, 2005
  • King County DDES Preferred Wetland Consultant status
  • U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Certification Training Program, 1996

+ Projects

  • On-Call Environmental Review | City of Kirkland
  • On-Call Environmental Services | City of Sammamish
  • On-Call Environmental Services | Port of Seattle
  • On-Call Environmental Services | City of Auburn
  • Everson Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall Relocation | City of Everson
  • Ballinger Creek Bridge at Brugger’s Bog Park | City of Shoreline
  • Sammamish Maintenance Facility | City of Sammamish
  • Landfill Wetland Mitigation | Pierce County
  • Third Runway Mitigation Monitoring | Port of Seattle
  • 277th Mitigation Site Redesign | City of Auburn
  • Kenmore Sewer and Waterline Replacement | Northshore Utility Sewer District
  • Boeing and Storm Creek Basin Plans | City of Shoreline
  • Lyon Creek Culvert Replacement and Waterfront Park Enhancement | City of Lake Forest Park
  • Burke Gilman Trail, King County Parks