Michelle Lee Mattson
Restoration Ecologist/Compensatory Mitigation Specialist
Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Michelle Lee Mattson is a stream and wetland restoration ecologist with over 19 years of experience as an environmental consultant and Corps’ regulator. She has been fortunate to work on multi-disciplinary restoration teams to design, implement and monitor restoration projects throughout California in both urban and rural settings. Michelle has worked on several watershed-based plans and programs, including two Special Area Management Plans (SAMPs) and associated Watershed Management Plans (WMPs) and has worked extensively on large permitting and compensatory mitigation efforts, including MBs, ILFs, and APRM programs. She has utilized HGM and CRAM functional and conditional assessments in evaluating the baseline conditions and restoration potential of riverine, slope, and vernal pool wetlands and non-wetland waters. Michelle is currently at the Corps’ Institute for Water Resources working as a compensatory mitigation subject matter expert supporting Corps’ HQ and Regulatory Districts in continuing the development, implementation, and execution of the program. Michelle received a B.S. in Ecology from the University of California at San Diego in 1997.