About Us

Chris Rogers, Proprietor

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. 

Mike Wood, Founder (Retired)

For over 30 years, Mike assisted clients in complying with the myriad of laws regulating rare species, wetlands, streams, and habitats. Mike is very happy and proud to be able to pass on the business to Chris Rogers. 


In retirement, Mike has continued to serve as Co-chairman of the Rare Plants Committee of the Yerba Buena Chapter (San Francisco) of the California Native Plant Society.  He has continued his efforts in documenting the flora of the city and county of San Francisco and has just released the 3rd edition of his Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Francisco. He has also produced 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; updated versions of these documents will be released soon. 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.


To become a member of the California Native Plant Society, click here.

Consulting Team

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.