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Carl Thelander

President/CEO

Senior Ecologist

Mr. Thelander has over 35 years of experience with natural resource consulting on interdisciplinary projects.  His technical specialties include wildlife ecology, natural resources management, endangered species conservation, and ornithology. He is  recognized as an expert on wildlife interactions with energy related facilities, including large-scale wind/solar/hydroelectric energy developments, transmission and distribution lines, pipelines, and other large infrastructure.

Megan Whetzel

Biological Technician

Megan has worked on habitat restoration efforts utilizing tractors and other farming implements to mow, disc, plow, and pack areas. She has carried out large-scale tree planting projects for future wildlife habitat, applied herbicide to control invasive weeds, conducted waterfowl migration and brood count surveys, as well as pheasant crow counts. She has banded waterfowl on multiple wetland cells. She has also conducted amphibian surveys in lakes, or streams to establish species abundance

Rachel Lanphear

Biological Technician

 

Racheal Lanphear is a recent graduate of Ferris State University with a Bachelor's of Science with an environmental sciences concentration. Rachel has experience with plant species monitoring using transects and quadrats.  She has experience with dune vegetation and plant species and has monitored vegetation using percent cover techniques.  Rachel has also volunteered att eh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Rachel will be growing her skills assisting with surveys in the BLM Jarbridge Field Office.

Seth Sutherland

GeoSpatial Applications Director

GIS Specialist

Mr. Sutherland has extensive knowledge and experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including ESRI’s ArcGIS suites and extensions, as well as mobile data collection technologies and reporting applications. He is a GIS program leader and senior consultant responsible for ensuring timely, organized, predictable delivery of multiple, overlapping projects. He is expert at deriving spatial information from widely varied resource material.

Matt Schaap

Senior Biologist

Mr. Schaap has over 13 years of professional consulting experience as a natural resource planner and a field biologist. HIs skills include ecological surveys, GIS mapping, soil sampling, water quality monitoring, and wildlife surveys. Through his work, he has made connections with local, state, and federal agencies. Additionally, Mr. Schaap has conducted many species focused biological studies on a wide array of California flora and fauna using his state scientific collecting permit and his federal recovery permit.

Stephanie Stragier

Biological Technician

Stephanie has a  passion for the environment and wildlife conservation. To date she has identified approximately 100 different species, some of which are state or federally listed or are species of special concern in California such as the California Gnatcatcher and Least Bell’s Vireo. She has a diverse set of field skills, she follows accurate data collection protocols, maintains field and laboratory equipment and organization, conducts scientific literature research, analyzes data, and works independently and as a team member on a variety of initiatives.

Roxanne Clarke

Environmental Analyst

Ms. Clark has a Bachelor's  Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is currently an Environmental Technician  conducting surveys and maintaining detailed field observations to determine species status. She is also assisting with preparations in overall annual project biological monitoring summary reports. Furthermore, Ms. Clark is managing staff coordination for multi-disciplinary biological field surveys throughout southern California.

Stephen Jones

Senior Botanist

Wetland Specialist

Stephen Jones has over 30 years of experience as a botanist, primarily conducting and managing floristic surveys Southern California. Mr. Jones has conducted rare plant surveys in Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, and the southeast coastal plain of the U.S. In California he has conducted rare plant surveys of several species. Mr. Jones is a Clean Water Act permitting specialist and a water quality specialist, having conducted over 1000 jurisdictional delineations. 

Jaryd Block

GeoSpatial Applications Specialist

GIS Specialist

Mr. Block is a GIS program specialist supporting multiple, overlapping projects. His work experience includes environmental resource mapping, jurisdictional delineations and impact quantification, alliance level vegetation mapping, mobile solutions using ArcGIS Online, geodatabase organization and management, environmental compliance monitoring, technical report writing, riparian habitat restoration, Python tool scripting, and real-time post processing of biological field data.

Travis Byler

Staff Biologist

Mr. Byler is a Wildlife Biologist residing in Bakersfield, CA, who has several years experience working with Endangered & Special Status Species in California and Nevada. This includes radio tracking, translocating, health assessment (under assistance), surveying and monitoring for Desert Tortoise. His experience extends into work with Mojave Ground Squirrel, Burrowing Owl, Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard, Nesting birds, Woodpeckers and other species in the Central Valley, Sierras, Mojave Desert and Southern Nevada.

R. Chance Davis

Biological Technician

Chance Davis has experience with assessment of habitat, utilization, monitoring, and management as well as experience using radio telemetry to locate mule deer in rugged terrain, and catching fawn mule deer to collect data and attaching radio collars on Monroe mountain. He has worked alongside biologists implementing habitat restoration and improvement projects on state owned land and with cooperative federal agencies to improve habitat on federal lands including working with the UDWR employees in a classroom setting, 

Chris Titus

Senior Biologist

Mr Titus is a Wildlife Biologist with several years of experience conducting research, field surveys and construction monitoring activities involving endangered, threatened, and sensitive animal species. Project expertise was gained through focused, special status species surveys, large scale, species diversity or distribution surveys, and various recovery studies.  Project examples include surveys for Mojave fringe-toed lizard, burrowing owl, Mohave ground squirrel, Lane Mountain milk-vetch, desert tortoise, and Fort Irwin springs and seeps. 

Leison Bernstein

Staff Biologist

Mr. Bernstein is a Staff Biologist with experience conducting field surveys and construction monitoring activities involving endangered, threatened, and sensitive animal species. He is an active team member working with a variety of disciplines. He has diverse experience ranging from working with motion detector cameras performing habitat quality assessments, to water quality and storm water sampling for lab analysis and annual reporting.

Miguel Kaminski

Biological Technician

Miguel Kaminski is a Graduate of Humboldt State University California. MIguel's has a good deal of botanical experience  that includes monitoring populations of California native plants, taking herbarium voucher specimens, collecting seeds, and processing them for subsequent storage in a seed bank.  MIguel will be assisting the BLM Palm Springs, CA field office with sensitive plant surveys through the summer and fall in the sourthern california desert disctrict region.

Chance Ronemus

GIS Intern/Technician

Chance has been an excellent intern to the GIS department assisting in large scale data processing tasks, tabular data adjudication, and data reporting.  He has proven to be a quick study and skilled with Microsoft Access databases and Python scripting tasks for ArcGIS. He has managed his workload very efficiently while studying at Montana State University in the city of Bozeman. He will be graduating in 2019 with a degree in Geology with a minor in Geographic Information Systems.

Mike Yates

Biologist/Project Manager

Mr. Yates has conducted studies in various U.S. states, Canada, Greenland, and Russia. Species involved have included the peregrine falcon, gyrfalcon, golden eagle, ferruginous hawk, Swainson’s hawk, and various other hawk and falcon species, greater sage-grouse, common loon, American white pelican, brown pelican, white-faced ibis, and desert bighorn sheep. He has served as Principal Investigator or Co-investigator in many of these studies, and authored or co-authored many peer-reviewed publications.

Travis Byler

Staff Biologist

Mr. Byler is a Wildlife Biologist residing in Bakersfield, CA, who has several years experience working with Endangered & Special Status Species in California and Nevada. This includes radio tracking, translocating, health assessment (under assistance), surveying and monitoring for Desert Tortoise. His experience extends into work with Mojave Ground Squirrel, Burrowing Owl, Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard, Nesting birds, Woodpeckers and other species in the Central Valley, Sierras, Mojave Desert and Southern Nevada.

Priscilla Watson-Wynn

Biological Technician

Priscila Watson-Wynn is a graduate of California State University- East Bay, Hayward, CA with a Bachelor of Science: Biological Sciences: Ecology and Conservation. She has Performed California Spotted Owl and Northern Goshawk nest and reproductive success surveys in various project areas.  She has assisted in outdoor education programs working with kids to inspire appropriate care of our forest and natural resources. She has created and led interpretive programming for all ages of the public covering the natural and cultural resources.

Priscila Watson-Wynn is a graduate of California State University- East Bay, Hayward, CA with a Bachelor of Science: Biological Sciences: Ecology and Conservation. She has Performed California Spotted Owl and Northern Goshawk nest and reproductive success surveys in various project areas.  She has assisted in outdoor education programs working with kids to inspire appropriate care of our forest and natural resources. She has created and led interpretive programming for all ages of the public covering the natural and cultural resources.

Katie Grube

Staff Biologist

Elizabeth Thelander

Word Processing/Accounting

Thomas Jackson

Staff Biologist

Jim Gibson

Senior Biologist

Grant Scruggs

Staff Biologist

Kristen Ondrejko

Staff Biologist

Steven Neumann

Biological Technician

Rolando Castro

Staff Biologist

Marshall Paymard

Senior Biologist

Dan Pittenger

Senior Biologist