Caitlin Barnes BS

Technician II

Caitlin utilizes her background in hydrologic, hydraulic, and geospatial analyses to support cbec’s tidal wetland and salmonid habitat restoration projects. Before joining the cbec team, Caitlin bolstered her environmental skill set as an associate technician at a geospatial solutions company. There, she gained experience analyzing and manipulating geographic and locational data, as well as an understanding of remote sensing data collection. Caitlin earned her bachelor’s degree in Ecological Engineering from Oregon State University (OSU) where she focused on modeling natural systems and designing low impact development projects. Her studies included modeling design alternatives in HEC-RAS to evaluate their fish passage suitability, creating a HEC-HMS model of a local watershed to investigate the impact of farmland expansion, analyzing data in ArcGIS to determine places for suitable fish habitat, and developing designs for a bioswale to reduce stormwater runoff on the OSU campus. Her additional software experience includes AutoCAD and Python. At cbec, Caitlin enjoys pursuing her passion for restoring and protecting natural landscapes, and fascination with how water moves and interacts with its environment. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, hiking, gardening, and painting.