Teresa Vanderburg
Pacific Northwest Biological Resources and Land Management Leader

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As vice president and Pacific Northwest Biological Resources and Land Management (BRLM) leader, Teresa fosters solutions based on sound science and technical excellence. In touch with the latest regulations, she works closely with members of our BRLM team to share best practices, on-the-ground knowledge, and emerging technologies relevant to our clients.

Teresa brings 20 years of experience evaluating environmentally sensitive areas on behalf of municipalities and private property owners. She is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist and has reviewed and performed hundreds of wetland assessments, delineations, and wetland mitigation projects. Teresa has led critical areas ordinance updates using the best available science for more than ten local governments in Western Washington. She has conducted shoreline management program updates under the requirements of the State Shoreline Act for three counties and eight cities. Integrating science and land use planning, Teresa has managed environmental permitting and environmental assessments for multiple large-scale utility projects, and has partnered with dozens of clients to assist with Endangered Species Act compliance.

Teresa holds a Master of Science in environmental science from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists, the Ecological Society of America, and is senior advisor for the University of Washington Wetland Management Certificate Program.