Based out of our Sacramento office, Amanda Segura-Moon is a botanist and consulting biologist with experience with botanical field surveys, biological resource surveys, documentation, technical report writing, GIS, and regulatory compliance. She prepares aquatic resource delineations, botanical and biological surveys and reports, conducts GIS field surveys and prepares maps to support data collection and reports.

What keeps you coming to work here at ESA every day?​
I’m happy to work at a company with a great community of smart and interesting people, and have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you are out of the office?
I love caring for pets, plants, and other living things in and around my house! I currently have cats, many potted plants, bioactive terrarium ecosystems, and I’m experimenting with growing different types of things in container pots on my patio! I’m currently trying a few herbs, a few types of cut flowers for bouquets, and wildflower mixes in great big pots, since I don’t have space at my current place for in-ground gardening. I also am currently helping my second set of foster kittens!

If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it?
Uninterrupted tea/coffee outside in the fresh air time, and maybe with a sketchbook or a new book.

What are three skills that you bring to the ESA team? In other words, what should colleagues know to reach out to you about?​

  1. Botanical identification
  2. Wetland delineation
  3. Habitat mapping/analysis
Amanda is all smiles after a long day of roadtripping around Torres del Paine. This view is from her relatives house with plenty of stunning landscapes and native plants in the surrounding area.