Julie Garren

Senior Project Manager, Conservation Strategies


Julie Garren has over 18 years of experience as a plant ecologist. She applies her ecological expertise to a wide variety of projects. Most often her skills are applied to land management, habitat rehabilitation and enhancement, vegetation monitoring protocols, experiments, and restoration design. She develops habitat enhancement strategies designed to increase woody recruitment, increase native forb cover, reduce sediment loads into aquatic features, improve aquatic breeding habitat quality, increase native species cover, and decrease non-native invasive species establishment. For her Master’s degree, she studied the impacts of plant population dynamics on the effectiveness of biological control agents. She brings five years of experience from the USDA-ARS Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit.


Petersen Ranch Mitigation Bank, Land Veritas, Los Angeles County, California

Soquel Canyon Mitigation Bank, Land Veritas, San Bernardino and Orange Counties, California

Butte Sink Mitigation Bank and Salmonid Habitat Restoration, Colusa County, California


M.S., Ecology, University of California, Davis

B.S., Botany, University of Georgia


Certified Project Manger