Hope Kingma

Regulatory Permitting Specialist

Overview

Hope Kingma has more than 25 years of field experience working as a biologist in a wide variety of habitats including tidal and diked salt marshes, seasonal wetlands, freshwater marshes, riparian corridors, and non-native annual grasslands. She has conducted site assessments and special-status species surveys, including salt marsh harvest mouse, California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, western burrowing owl, San Joaquin kit fox, harbor seal, and several raptor species.

Hope has extensive experience with wetland permitting pursuant to Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act. She has also prepared endangered species “incidental take permit” applications pursuant to Section 7 of the FESA and Section 2081 of the CESA, as well as prepared Streambed Alteration Agreement applications pursuant to Section 1602 of the California Fish and Game Code. Hope has prepared numerous Biological Resources Analysis Reports in support of the CEQA review of projects throughout the Bay Area.

Education

Master of Science, Biology, California State University, Hayward

Bachelor of Science, Biology and Environmental Studies, Tufts University