Matt Richmond

Associate Principal


Matt Richmond received a B.S. in Biology from Humboldt State University where he focused on plant and dune ecology.  Matt works in the Conservation Strategies department at WRA where he oversees the entitlement and management of mitigation and conservation banks as well as single user mitigation projects.  Matt also manages a wide diversity of projects across California with an emphasis on Northern coastal and redwood forest ecology.

Matt is trained and experienced in wetland delineation procedures and permitting required under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the California Coastal Act.  He has conducted numerous wetland delineations and managed permit applications, including Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permits, Regional Water Quality Control Board Water Quality Certifications, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife Streambed Alteration Agreements.  In addition, he has conducted a wide variety of Coastal Act wetland delineations in the California Coastal Zone.

Matt has extensive protocol-level rare plant survey and vegetation classification/mapping experience in a variety of California habitats including North Coast coniferous forest, coast redwood forest, pygmy forest, closed-cone coniferous forest, coastal prairie, coastal scrub, coastal dune, serpentine, grassland, oak woodland, riparian, and coastal salt marsh.  Additionally, Matt is experienced in surveying and managing for numerous federally listed wildlife species including: California red-legged frog, salt marsh harvest mouse, Ridgeway’s rail, marbled murrelet, northern spotted owl, Point Arena mountain beaver, and Behren’s silverspot butterfly.


The Sea Ranch Association, Forest Management Plan, Sonoma County, California

The Sea Ranch Association, Fiber Optic Installation, Sonoma County, California

The Sea Ranch Water Company, Bishop Pine Management Plan, Sonoma County, California

California Coastal Zone Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas, Multiple Projects, Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, San Mateo, and Los Angeles Counties, California

North Bay Conservation and Mitigation Banks, Marin County, California

Ducks Unlimited/Sonoma Land Trust, Sear’s Point Tidal Marsh Restoration Project, Sonoma County, California

Land Trust of Santa Cruz County/Save the Redwoods League, San Vicente Redwoods Public Access Plan, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

City of Fort Bragg, Coast Trail Master Plan, Fort Bragg, California


BS, Biology, Humboldt State University


California Native Plant Society (CNPS)

California Lichen Society

Audubon Society

Facilitation Skills for Resource Managers and Scientists, Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program. 2010

Biology of California Red-legged Frog, Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program. 2009

Vegetation Rapid Assessment Workshop, CNPS. 2008

Point Arena Mountain Beaver Survey Training, USFW. 2005

Salmonid Spawning Survey Training, The Mattole Salmon Group. 2004

Wetland Delineation and Management Training, Richard Chinn Environmental Training. 2003

Sudden Oak Death Training, USFS. 2002

Carex Workshop, CNPS, Humboldt State University. 2001