Senior Ecologist, CPM
Arcadis U.S., Inc.
Jason Morrell is a Professional Wetland Scientist with over 19 years of experience in ecology and environmental compliance. Mr. Morrell has a strong background in ecological field investigations including stream and wetland delineation, protected species survey, and habitat assessment. Jason specializes in environmental compliance and has worked across market sectors completing Clean Water Act Section 401/404 permitting for a diverse portfolio of projects including residential, commercial, utility, oil and gas, and transportation. Past project experience also includes design, permitting, implementation, and monitoring of large scale stream and wetland compensatory mitigation banks. Jason previously served as a NEPA specialist and ecologist for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and has been primarily focused on transportation ecology since 2011. He has extensive experience completing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance documentation and Section 7 Endangered Species Act consultation for federally funded transportation projects. Jason recently managed a research project on behalf of GDOT evaluating best management practices used on bridges and culverts to protect migratory birds nesting on transportation structures. He is currently assisting GDOT with development of updated guidance documents and training material for completing ecology studies and permitting in support of transportation projects. Mr. Morrel holds a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Georgia and has completed graduate course work in ecology through Oregon State University. He is currently based out of Metairie, LA.