About Us

Cooke Scientific (CS) is an experienced ecological consulting firm that offers a broad spectrum of wetland and stream related services.  We delineate and inventory wetlands, uplands, and stream corridors; characterize and assess wetlands and streams; map vegetation; and design and monitor wetland and stream mitigations.  We assist clients with all aspects of permitting, on local, state, and federal levels.  CS has excellent working relationships with staff at the Washington State Department of Ecology, US Army Corps of Engineers, and many other local, state, and federal agencies. 
As a small, respected, and responsive firm, we often work in teams with other engineering and consulting firms to complete large, complex projects.  We also work in teams with landscape architects, fisheries biologists, and hydrologists. 
CS has worked with and for private and corporate property-owners, citizens’ and developers’ organizations, schools and utilities, and Native American tribes.  We have an excellent reputation throughout the region for our depth of knowledge, our high rate of verifiable wetland boundaries and our successful wetland mitigation designs and installations.
The CS philosophy is as follows:

CS is a WBE-certified consulting firm.  Dr. Cooke, Past President of the Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists, developed the “Semi-Quantitative Wetland Assessment Method,” a reliable and repeatable wetland functional assessment method.  She is the senior author and editor of Wetland Plants of Western Washington, the definitive guide to wetland plants in our region.

Last Modified 3/16/08