Erich FischerCalifornia Biological Resources and Land Management Leader
As senior vice president and California Biological Resources and Land Management leader, Erich works with interdisciplinary teams to manage, study, conserve, permit, and monitor the natural environment. With a background in wildlife biology, GIS modeling, and regulatory permitting, he brings integrated regulatory permitting and land management solutions to clients throughout California and western Nevada.
Erich has more than 22 years of experience managing CEQA/NEPA documents, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act permitting, tribal projects, habitat restoration, ecological monitoring, wetland delineations, and biological assessments. He has worked with several federal and state agencies on large infrastructure and land management projects and assisted tribal governments with land use decisions. He specializes in strategic planning for comprehensive permitting and regulatory compliance, land management planning, NEPA documentation, and remote sensing/habitat delineations.
Erich holds a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences from the California State University in Sacramento. His specialized training includes Wildlife Habitat Relationships (WHR), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), habitat modeling in geographic information systems, photo interpretation, Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP), bat and mesocarnivore survey techniques, and survey protocols for many special-status wildlife species. He is also trained in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetland delineation techniques and is a member of the Wildlife Society's Western Section.