As a project manager and restoration hydrologist, Jason has led numerous challenging multi-objective stream restoration projects of various scales and conditions which often balance ecological and societal needs, from initial assessment through final design and construction.
Jason has over 11 years of experience specializing in hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and river restoration. He applies his passion for rivers to managing and designing river restoration projects based in natural hydrologic and geomorphic processes. His technical experience includes tasks focused on hydrologic and geomorphic function, salmonid habitat, fish passage, flood conveyance, and riparian ecology on streams in Northern California.
Jason holds a Master of Science in hydrologic sciences and a Bachelor of Science in hydrology both from the University of California, Davis.
Our design team has restored many projects, but the dramatic transformation of the Calistoga Elementary Biotechnical Streambank Stabilization is impressive. See how this restoration is performing four years after construction, complete with a beaver dam and native plant revegetation.Read More »
Each month, fluvial geomorphologist Jason White will check in on one of the many restoration projects that ESA has designed and delivered. We are kicking this series off with a visit to a successful project in Trinity County, California: West Weaver Creek. See how this restoration is performing four years after construction.Read More »
One of the more enlightening moments in stream restoration is when a recently constructed site experiences a large storm event. Whether these events test a restoration design approach or trigger system adjustment, they are always an opportunity to learn.Read More »