Amy Parravano

Senior Biologist

Overview

Amy Parravano is a wetland and plant ecologist with over 25 years of experience in environmental consulting and project management.  She has overseen environmental compliance for a wide range of projects involving public utility and transportation infrastructure improvements, ecological restoration, natural resource inventories, land use and open space planning, and private and commercial developments.  She has directed the preparation of a suite of technical biological reports, multi-agency wetland and endangered permit application packages, habitat mitigation and monitoring plans, and CEQA/NEPA documents that address sensitive species and habitats associated with a variety of California coastal, montane, desert, and inland valley habitats.   Amy is regularly engaged in complex projects that require multi-agency coordination. She plays a pivotal role in staying current on environmental regulations, identifying ecological constraints and opportunities early in the project planning process, and developing feasible, cost-efficient, and practical impact minimization and mitigation strategies.  She maintains productive relationships among her clients, project team members, and regulatory agency personnel during all phases of project planning. This serves to balance each project’s overall purpose with multiple resource agencies’ conservation priorities, streamline approvals, and ensure successful project implementation. Amy has an established reputation for preparing solid, defensible environmental documents working in close coordination with planners, engineers, public agencies, and a variety of technical specialists. 

 

Publications

Schirokauer, D. and A. Parravano. 2005. Enhanced Wetlands Mapping and Inventory in Point Reyes National Seashore. Park Science 23(1): 34-40.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Systematic Biology, California Polytechnic University, 1996

Other

California Rapid Assessment Methodology (CRAM) Practitioner

Certified Wetland Delineator

Advanced Hydric Soils Certification