Madeline Ishikawa

Habitat Restoration Program Manager
Madeline Ishikawa
“It’s exciting to be a part of this effort to restore critical habitat for threatened and endangered species that are not only a vital part of the ecosystem, but of the community as well.”

For Madeline, the most rewarding part of working at CREST is to see a restored site being actively utilized by salmonids. “Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment of knowing that the work I’ve put in to restoring habitat was successful.” She feels that CREST is unique from other organizations doing work in the estuary because the team not only works in the region, but also lives in the community. CREST interacts with the local community not just as environmental professionals, but as neighbors.

Madeline manages the planning and implementation of habitat restoration projects. She has considerable experience with project management and extensive relationships in the region due to her previous employment as the Watershed Coordinator.  She performs landowner outreach and oversees the quality of subcontracted work, restoration design, regulatory permitting, and construction.

Madeline spent her formative years in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls with degrees in Environmental Science and Spanish. She moved out to Astoria in 2009 to assume the position of Watershed Council Coordinator with NCWA, giving her valuable experience for her current role with CREST. In CREST’s future she sees opportunities to partner with other agencies and organizations to restore large, complex properties that will have major habitat benefits for threatened and endangered species.

Personal profile: 

Madeline is an avid outdoors woman, and dedicates her weekends to exploring her adopted area by hiking, biking, fishing, disc golfing and paddling.