The WEST Difference


WEST was founded in 1990 by its two principals, Dr. Dale Strickland and Dr. Lyman McDonald. Since then, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States.Our employees make up the foundation of what has made WEST successful for over two decades and are integral to our continued success. Our blend of ecology and statistics combined with over 25 years of experience allow us to provide the highest level of professional consulting services.

We are looking for highly-qualified and highly motivated individuals who can maintain objectivity, excellence, and reputation in their work. WEST engages our employees in efforts to continuously improve our services and processes necessary to succeed in an evolving market.

WEST provides a safe work environment and a focus on respect, honesty, and accountability to encourage a positive team atmosphere that results in a strong WEST family spirit. Members of the WEST team enjoy satisfying professional careers while still maintaining a focus on personal growth and family values.



  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance
  • Vision/Dental Options
  • Employee Owned Company
  • Administrative Support
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Time


“At WEST we believe that our highly skilled and dedicated staff is our most valuable resource. They continue to devote themselves to our company’s tradition of excellence that started with our founders and continues to each of our current staff members”
-Wally Erickson, WEST CEO