Jason Yakich

Wildlife Biologist


Jason Yakich received an MS in Biology (marine biology focus) from San Francisco State University, and a BA in Biology from UC Santa Cruz. He has over twelve years of experience as a wildlife biologist with a particular focus in avian biology.

At WRA, Jason is responsible for participating in and managing diverse field activities including site assessments, surveys for special-status species, breeding bird surveys, and biological monitoring. Additionally, he prepares and oversees a variety of biological assessments and technical reports, and assures permit compliance for a wide array of public and private projects. Jason has respective permit authorizations from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Game to conduct active (call-playback) surveys for California clapper rail and California black rail.


Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-use Pathway Phase 1, Larkspur, California

La Pasada Storm Drain Outfall Extension Project,San Rafael, California

Marin County Open Space District, Road and Trail Management Plan, Marin County, California

Redwood City Saltworks Biological Baseline Study,Redwood City, California

Refinery Biological Permitting, Martinez, California

Soquel Canyon Stream Mitigation and Wildlife Conservation Bank, Chino Hills, California

Exploratorium Relocation Project, San Francisco, California

Allied Defense Recycling Mare Island Dry Dock Fish Salvage, Vallejo, California


MS, Biology (Marine Biology),
San Francisco State University

BA, Biology,
University of California, Santa Cruz


Federal Recovery Permit for California Ridgway’s (clapper) rail (active surveys)

California Department of Fish and Game Scientific Collecting Permit, with MOU for California black rail (active surveys)

Western Field Ornithologists

Western Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Workshop, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2011)

Fairy Shrimp of California Identification Course (2010)

California Tiger Salamander Workshop, Alameda County Resource Conservation District (2008)

PADI Open Water Certified SCUBA Diver (1995)