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Mary Harenda

Professional Wetland Scientist and Fisheries Biologist


Mary Harenda is a professional wetlands scientist and environmental permitting expert with over 20 years of diverse and progressive experience in biological sciences, project planning, and mitigation and restoration design. Mary Harenda holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point, and a Master of Science from Oregon State University. She employs a pragmatic approach that considers the goals of each client, biological and economic feasibility, and permitting requirements.


Mary possess a thorough working knowledge of local, state, and federal permitting and plan requirements, including the Washington SEPA and federal NEPA processes (BAs/BEs/EISs). She has extensive technical experience including wetland inventories, delineations and functional assessments, stream assessments and evaluations, and assessments for wildlife and threatened and endangered species.  


Mary has worked in both the public and private sectors and has experience across a broad client base including small and large development firms, private home and property owners, small and large businesses, local, state and federal governments and agencies, and public and private utilities.


When she is not on the job Mary enjoys bird watching, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and playing with her family and dogs. Her friends know of Mary’s sense of humor, and her clients and colleagues know of her attention to detail and her ability to plan the path for projects and to see them through to successful completion.



University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point


Oregon State University

 B.S., Fisheries/Aquatic Biology

M.S., Biological Science-Emphasis in Wetland Ecology

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