As we approach the mid-point of the year, I thought I’d take a moment to summarize what has been a pretty good year for me so far as a biological consultant. The following are projects I have worked on, or am in the process of working on, in 2017. You will understand, of course, that some things are not yet a matter of public record so I have to be discreet in how the work is presented at this time.

This work is in addition to on-call work I am doing for one of the major environmental firms.

You can also download a summary sheet with the same information here.

Smith Rock State Park Wildlife Assessment

Client:                     Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Location:               Deschutes County, Oregon

Time Period:        April 2017 to Present

I was contracted by the Oregon Recreation and Parks Department to prepare a wildlife assessment report for Smith Rock State Park located in the central Oregon. The project required extensive pre-survey research; five field days on-site with over 30 miles of hiking, wildlife and habitat documentation (including remote camera trapping); and preparation of new geospatial data and an extensive report documenting what is known and not known about the wildlife and habitats of the park, with suggestions for future research and management priorities. As of this writing, the report is in the final draft stage.

Biological Resources Assessment for Water Infrastructure Project

Client:                     As On-Call Staff to Northgate Environmental

Location:               South-central Riverside County, California

Time Period:        March 2017 to May 2017

I was retained by Northgate Environmental (based in the Bay area) as an hourly staff biologist to conduct field surveys and prepare a biological resources assessment analyzing the effects of a proposed water infrastructure project on biological resources. The resulting document has been completed. I am also part of the team reviewing other environmental documentation for the project.

Biological Surveys and Permitting for Residential Development

Client:                     West LA Consulting

Location:               Los Angeles County, California

Time Period:        May 2017 to Present

I have been retained by West LA Consulting to take over biological surveys and permitting documentation related to construction of an estate-sized home on 40 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains. Work thus far has involved two field surveys, the addition of a botanist to the team, and correspondence with the County biologist on review of the report prepared by the previous consultant, which I will be rewriting.

Biological Surveys and Permitting for a Park Project

Client:                     IECG

Location:               Los Angeles County, California

Time Period:        May 2017 to Present

I have been retained by IECG on a recently-awarded project pertaining to a proposed park in western Los Angeles County. I have subcontracted a botanist and jurisdictional specialist, will be completing field surveys, and preparing a biological technical report with recommendations for mitigating project effects.

Agoura Park Project – Nesting Bird Surveys

Client:                     Selleck Development

Location:               Los Angeles County, California

Time Period:        April 2017

I completed nesting bird surveys prior to the initiation of construction of the Agoura Park Project located in Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County. The survey included documentation of nest locations, establishment of nest buffers, and completion of a report for reviewing agencies.

Commercial Property Nesting Raptor Survey

Client:                     SINGOD Investors, LLC

Location:               Orange County, California

Time Period:        February 2017

I completed nesting bird surveys prior to the initiation of construction of a commercial project located in Orange County. The survey included completion of a report for reviewing agencies.

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