Bianca Clarke

Regulatory Permitting Specialist

Overview

Bianca Clarke is a biologist who specializes in natural resource regulatory agency permitting and biological compliance requirements.  She has managed and been a part of a larger team effort for a diverse range of projects, led field efforts, and has authored and co-authored several California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and non-CEQA level reports that have been accepted by various agencies.  She is trained in project management from PSMJ Resources, wetland delineation through the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies and the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) through Moss Landing Marine Labs and Southern California Coastal Water Research Project for the Sunrise Powerlink project specific module.  Prior to WRA, Bianca researched the effects of global climate change on tidal marshes in the San Francisco Bay.

Bianca has extensive experience managing and conducting wetland delineations, biological resource assessments, and many aspects of regulatory permitting and mitigation requirements.  She has conducted formal wetland delineations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and wetland mitigation monitoring in local habitats as well as in Southern California.  She has also prepared permit applications for a variety of projects including nationwide and individual permits for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. Bianca’s experience in wetland ecology and environmental permitting has given her the knowledge and insight to assess the clients’ needs and requirements.

Projects

Waterfront Road Piperow Demolition Project, Permitting and Biological Compliance, Martinez, Contra Costa County, California

Coyote Creek Flood Control Maintenance Project Biological Services and Regulatory Permitting, Marin County, California

Ardenwood Creek Flood Protection and Restoration Project Existing Conditions and Agency Permitting,Alameda County, California

Sunrise Powerlink, San Diego and Imperial Counties,California

Refinery Project Permitting and Biological Compliance, Martinez, Contra Costa County, California

Blu Harbor Shoreline Improvements and Project Permitting Services, Redwood City, San Mateo County, California

Education

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MS, Ecology & Systematic Biology, San Francisco State University. 2013

BS, Biology (Emphasis Ecology), San Francisco State University. 2007

Other

Project Management Bootcamp, PSMJ Resources, 2014

California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM): Riverine and Estuarine Module, Moss Landing Marine Labs, May 2012

Clean Water Act Section 404: Nationwide and Other Specialized Permits Workshop, UC Davis Extension, 2012

CRAM specific for the Sunrise Powerlink Project, 2010, SCCWRP

Wetland Plant Indicator Workshop, Romberg Tiburon Center, SFSU, 2009

Basic Wetland Delineation, Romberg Tiburon Center, SFSU, 2007

Restoration Ecology, Romberg Tiburon Center, SFSU, 2007