Mike has over 30 years of professional experience in biological consulting, assisting clients in complying with the myriad of laws regulating rare species, wetlands, streams, and habitats. Mike earned a Master’s Degree in Ecology and Systematic Biology from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.
Over the course of his career, Mike has participated on over 600 projects ranging from large-scale efforts requiring coordination of numerous regulatory agencies and experts to small-scale projects requiring minimal agency involvement.
Mike serves as co-chairman of the rare plant committee of the Yerba Buena Chapter (San Francisco) of the California Native Plant Society. He recently compiled the Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Francisco's Natural Areas and has completed site-specific checklists for 58 of the City's 67 natural areas. He has also self-published The Extant and Extirpated Rare Plants of San Francisco County, The Extirpated Plants of San Francisco, and The Locally Significant Plant Species of San Francisco County. Each of these lists is available to download for free by clicking here.
Since 1994, Mike has written a regular feature for the chapter newsletter titled Focus on Rarities.
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Chris has 30 years of experience as a consulting botanist and wetland ecologist, with a focus on assessing and documenting site conditions toward crafting workable solutions to environmental and regulatory compliance issues. He is a seasoned field biologist and wetland delineator, with many years’ experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley, Central Coast, and Southern California.
Chris has provided project planning and permitting expertise to clients with his thorough understanding of the regulatory process for biological resources, including rare and endangered species, wetlands and water resources. His experience benefits clients and their projects with accurate and constructive guidance during project development, clear and objective analysis and documents, effective support through the environmental review and permitting process, and responsive communication.
WBC collaborates with a wide array of highly skilled and experienced associates providing specialized expertise in environmental permitting, mitigation, CEQA/NEPA compliance, hydrology, restoration, landscape architecture, federally and State-listed species, anadromous fish and aquatic resources, entomology, archeology, and arboriculture.