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OBEC Environmental Specialist obtains “Senior Author” qualifications for WSDOT Biological Assessment documents

OBEC is excited to announce that Wetland Specialist and Senior Environmental Specialist Julie Wirth is now qualified to be a senior author on Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Biological Assessment (BA) documents. WSDOT initiated a qualification process for consultants who write BAs to improve the quality of the documents they were receiving. To qualify, consultants must pass an exam and meet education and experience requirements.

Julie’s name is now on WSDOT’s online list of authors (Located here), and OBEC can write BA documents in-house on our Washington projects. Her qualification also expands our environmental group’s reach by allowing them to pursue subconsultant opportunities in an important, growing region. Congratulations, Julie!

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