Steven is a dynamic, skilled outdoorsman and scientist. He has extensive raptor monitoring, radio-telemetry tracking, trapping, and handling experience. Steven holds a long history of special-status species surveys inclusive of birds (American peregrine falcon; northern goshawk; Swainson’s hawk; and spotted, great gray, and burrowing owls), terrestrial mollusks, amphibians (foothill yellow-legged frog, tailed frog, mountain red-legged frog, giant garter snake, western pond turtle), mammals, and fish. Additionally, he participates in vegetation, construction, and river revetment monitoring projects, and has served as the project monitor responsible for environmental compliance issues at many large scale construction sites. Steven considers the natural world as well as people, our most precious resources and is committed to environmental education, as well as his obligations as a wildlife biologist. The primary goal in his heart and mind is to facilitate practical approaches to wildlife and fisheries management, to enhance these resources, while simultaneously converting them from liabilities into cherished assets for industry, agriculture, and people. He has a strong desire to put people back in touch with nature.
Education: B.A., English
Permits Held: California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Scientific collection permit, educational collection permit, falconry permit;
U.S. Fish and Wildlife: raptor propagation permit