Michael J. Pickering, RG, LG

Senior Geologist

Michael has over 20 years of experience completing due diligence and preacquisition screening for property redevelopment as well as conducting site characterization, remedial investigations, and cleanup actions at contaminated sites for both private and government clients. He has managed a wide variety of hazardous waste- and petroleum-contaminated sites, including marine terminals, airport facilities, bulk terminals,…

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My job allows me to be a scientific problem-solver. It is fun and gratifying to develop site-specific approaches for environmental investigations and cleanups. I feel extremely fortunate to have cultivated strong client relationships that have blossomed since joining MFA.
My job allows me to be a scientific problem-solver. It is fun and gratifying to develop site-specific approaches for environmental investigations and cleanups. I feel extremely fortunate to have cultivated strong client relationships that have blossomed since joining MFA.
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Who is Michael J. Pickering, RG, LG?

Michael has over 20 years of experience completing due diligence and preacquisition screening for property redevelopment as well as conducting site characterization, remedial investigations, and cleanup actions at contaminated sites for both private and government clients. He has managed a wide variety of hazardous waste- and petroleum-contaminated sites, including marine terminals, airport facilities, bulk terminals, petroleum pipeline releases, leaking underground storage tanks, dry cleaners, and wood pole treatment and storage yards.

Michael’s area of expertise is in project management, transparent project communication and organization, and strategy development. He is the program manager for several contracts with public agencies. These contracts have provided Michael with broad experience in the planning and completion of environmental projects from inception to closure. He has in-depth knowledge of Oregon environmental regulations and experience in negotiation with regulators.

Education

Master of Science in Hydrogeology, Washington State University

Bachelor of Science in Geology, University of New York at Plattsburgh

Licenses

Registered Geologist: Oregon, No. G1932

Licensed Geologist: Washington, No. 2539

Certifications

40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation Training

8-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation Refresher Training

First Aid/AED/CPR Training

Transportation Security Administration Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Affiliations and Activities

Oregon Association of Environmental Professionals

National Ground Water Association