Zach Morris is the lead biologist for Mitico, an environmental services company focused on stream and wetland restoration in Missouri. Zach holds a BS in Wildlife Biology from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in Natural Resource Science and Management from the University of Missouri. Zach’s background in aquatic conservation includes agency, university, and non-profit projects focused on management, scientific research, and advocacy. As lead biologist, Zach is responsible for coordinating implementation and management of biological and habitat components of Mitico’s projects. This includes navigating the complex regulatory framework of 404 Clean Water Act (CWA) Mitigation and other CWA programs. Zach works closely with conservation partners across Missouri to expand the reach and ecological lift of mitigation and other restoration initiatives.