Mara manages all aspects of permit compliance related to critical areas. Mara is a skilled and experienced naturalist and regularly conducts field work for critical area determinations. She also prepares critical area determination reports and other technical reports and applications related to Section 401/404 environmental permitting and state and federal-listed habitats and species. She is experienced in designing mitigation sites, preparing mitigation plans, and conducting mitigation site monitoring and reporting. Additionally, Mara is an experienced botanist and conducts field surveys and research for rare plants and priority habitats, including ocean-bluff bluegrass, white-topped aster, water howellia, Oregon white oak woodlands, and native prairie outwash associations.

What is the 1 professional or personal skill you wish you had that you don’t?

Understanding how to use Windows 10.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

This clearly dates me, but skinny pants on men should be outlawed.

What do you like most about working at ELS?

Without question, the people! My colleagues are caring, intelligent, and fun to work with.