Wallace P. Erickson has been a statistician with WEST since 1991. He currently serves as a Senior Biometrician/Scientist. He has a M.S in statistics from the University of Wyoming, and a B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from Winona State University. He has also served as the COO and CEO of WEST during the past 5 years. Wally has over 27 years of consulting experience related to the design and analysis of environmental and wildlife studies. His work at WEST has involved applying proper experimental design and appropriate statistical analysis methods for natural resource studies. He has worked with numerous government, industry and environmental organizations to help solve wildlife and other natural resource conflicts and issues. He has been a project manager and/or lead statistician for over 300 studies/projects, including baseline wildlife and risk assessment studies, environmental permitting, and/or operational monitoring/research at over 100 renewable energy projects in 35 states.