Mary Lou White is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring Wild Fish Conservancy restoration, watertyping, and watershed research projects. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Watershed Studies from Western Washington University in 1992, and has thirty-seven years of field experience in project planning, implementation monitoring, and data collection for biological and watershed assessments.
Mary Lou has worked for the US Forest Service as a fire fighter, forestry technician, and fisheries technician, for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, for the University of Washington Center for Streamside Studies, and for Water Resource Consulting company as a hydrologic technician. While the majority of her experience has focused on salmonid and watershed restoration, she has had stints studying spotted owls and elk. Mary Lou enjoys spending her free time with her family, helping her neighbors with various projects, taking her dog for walks, hiking, bicycling and gardening.