About

Established in May 2013, Oxbow Ecological Engineering, LLC is an award winning engineering consulting firm that specializes in restoring, enhancing, and conserving river, riparian, wetland, and wildland ecosystems. Oxbow Ecological Engineering, LLC applies a comprehensive approach to assessment, analysis, design, and planning, and integrates civil engineering and ecological principles to create unique restoration and enhancement solutions. Based out of Flagstaff, Arizona, Oxbow Ecological Engineering, LLC endeavors to focus on projects in the southwest and intermountain west.

George F. Cathey, PE is the founder and principal engineer at Oxbow Ecological Engineering, LLC. He is licensed in Arizona (#52164), New Mexico (#21540), California (#C69688), Utah (#9130926-2202), Colorado (#49161), Nevada (#22786) & Texas (#109570) and is listed on the United States Council for International Engineering Practice (USCIEP) International Registry of Professional Engineers (#43594). George has over twelve years of experience working as an engineer specializing in ecological restoration, and has significant experience surveying, designing, bidding, and administering construction activities on both small and large-scale restoration projects. Over the years he has collaborated with a diverse group of restoration stakeholders including non-profit organizations, volunteers, landowners, A/E firms, and construction contractors as well as local, state, and federal agencies. He really enjoys this work and feels fortunate to be able to combine his passions for wildlife, the outdoors, and engineering.

George received a B.S. in Civil Engineering (graduating summa cum laude) and a M.S. in Civil Engineering (with environmental engineering emphasis) from the University of New Mexico in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He has received specialized training in applied fluvial geomorphology, river morphology and applications, river assessment and monitoring, and river restoration and natural channel design, completing Levels I, II, III, & IV of David Rosgen’s Wildland Hydrology Short Courses. He also received training in erosion control and wetland restoration techniques from Bill Zeedyk of Zeedyk Ecological Consulting, LLC. George is proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D (Drafting and Civil Engineering Design Software), VisualAnalysis (Concrete, Steel, & Timber Structural FEA Modeling Software), HEC-RAS (Hydraulic Modeling Software), RIVERMorph (Stream Restoration and Assessment Software), and Trimble Integrated GNSS Surveying Systems (Survey Grade GPS Equipment).

To learn more about George’s background and experience, check out his LinkedIn Profile.