Doug Spicher has 30 years of consulting experience as an ecologist in a variety of habitats including tidal, seasonal, and perennial wetlands, riparian forest, coastal scrub, and grassland on the east and west coasts. He is also experienced in analyzing projects to determine regulatory permitting strategy and preparation/submission of permit applications and supporting information. He maintains excellent relationships with regulatory personnel and is effective in guiding regulatory permitting processes to completion.
Doug acts as Principal in Charge of projects, and in addition to managing projects and staff his responsibilities include habitat assessment, mitigation and restoration planning, mitigation implementation and monitoring, wetland delineation, wetlands functions and values assessment, endangered species studies, permitting strategy and permit application preparation, preparation of CEQA Initial Studies and Mitigated Negative Declarations, responding to comments on permit applications and environmental documents (CEQA/NEPA), and permit compliance. He has conducted numerous jurisdictional wetlands determinations under Section 404 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Corps), California Coastal Act (California Coastal Commission, CCC), and McAteer-Petris Act (Bay Conservation and Development Commission, BCDC), and has successfully completed permit applications with these and other regulatory agencies, including the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG).
Doug has taught courses in wetland delineation, salt marsh ecology, and habitat evaluation. He has published articles and advised public agencies concerning invasive non-native plants. Doug is affiliated with the Society of Wetland Scientists, Society for Ecological Restoration, and the California Invasive Plant Council.
San Mateo Pump Stations Improvements BRA, San Mateo, California
Amy’s Kitchen Restaurant, Rohnert Park, California
Hercules Waterfront Projects, Hercules, California
Shiloh Oaks Fedex Ground Distribution Facility Permit, Windsor, California
Soscol Gateway Redevelopment Project, Napa, California
Sonoma Academy Biological Studies and Permits,Santa Rosa, California
Wilder Project Biological Studies, Permits and Mitigation, Orinda, California
Highway 37 Widening Project, Vallejo, California
Union Sanitary District Biological Studies and Permits, Union City, California
Harbor View Subdivision Biological Studies and Mitigation Plan, Bodega Bay, California
MA, Biology, San Francisco State University, 1984
BA, Biology, University of Montana, 1979
Society of Wetland Scientists
California Invasive Pest Plant Council
MAP, 2009, Management Action Program, Inc.
Land Development in California, 2006, Lorman
Wet Soil Conditions, 1994, PSSAC
Restoring Ecosystem Functions, 1993, UCSB Extension
Wetland Delineation, 1991, SFSU Extension