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Shoreline ErosionQwg Applied Geology is a small woman-owned business established in 2005.  We specialize in geologic mapping, analysis and mitigation of landslide hazards, coastal geomorphology, and applied geologic and hydrogeologic investigations. We address a variety of geologic hazard and land-use issues, and are committed to providing high quality, thoughtful, and thorough site characterization.

We develop and implement objective and relevant research and monitoring programs for natural resource management and land-use planning in urban, forest, and coastal environments.We frequently team with other small and large companies, public land managers, engineers, GIS specialists, fish and wildlife biologists and others to accomplish broader regional interdisciplinary studies, as well as local mitigation and restoration work.

Wendy Gerstel, Qwg’s proprietor and principal, is a licensed Engineering Geologist and Hydrogeologist in Washington State. She has over 30 years of experience working with Federal, State, and local jurisdictions, Tribes, non-profit groups, and private landowners throughout the U.S. and extensively in the Pacific Northwest.  Since 1992 Wendy has provided coastal geologic, geomorphic, and hydrogeologic input on a range of research, mapping, mitigation, and restoration projects around Puget Sound.Road Washout

Wendy has extensive experience working on a variety of forest-resource geotechnical issues around the Pacific Northwest since 1989, and within the Washington State Forest Practices regulatory environment since 1992. She is a “Qualified Expert” under WAC 222-10-030 (5).

Wendy has published numerous articles and maps throughout her career.