Casey Dennehy


As a Marine Policy Associate for the Washington State Department of Ecology, Casey Dennehy is the agency lead on Marine Spatial Planning and is also active with the Washington Coast Marine Advisory Council, Regional Ocean Planning, the Intergovernmental Policy Council, and finfish aquaculture. A graduate of The Evergreen State College’s Masters in Environmental Studies program, his previous work experience includes sampling aquatic alpine ecosystems for Mount Rainier National Park, directing invasive species management programs and leading controlled burn crews with The Nature Conservancy and Center for Natural Lands Management, and most recently, as a coastal program manager for the Surfrider Foundation, where he was involved with Marine Spatial Planning, Shoreline Master Plans, coastal Marine Resources Committees, and developed the Surfrider Leadership Academy.

Casey excels at collaborating with others, including volunteers, managers, and stakeholders. He is also an avid surfer and beach enthusiast with deep connections to the communities on Washington’s Pacific coast.

Affiliation: NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary


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