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
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