Matt Richmond

Principal

Overview

Matt Richmond is a Principal with WRA, Inc. He received a B.S. in Biology from Humboldt State University where he focused on coastal ecology. Matt’s focus is on Conservation Strategies at WRA where he oversees the entitlement and management of mitigation and conservation banks, as well as single user mitigation projects and in-lieu fee programs throughout California. He also manages a wide diversity of projects across California with an emphasis on coastal ecology and habitat restoration in the San Francisco Bay eco-region.

Matt works closely with WRA’s mitigation specials, biologists, planners and landscape architects/engineers on habitat restoration design and mitigation projects. His role also includes overseeing and conducting biological assessments, special status species surveys, wetland delineations, performance monitoring, market supply and demand research, feasibility studies, regulatory permitting, habitat management planning, bank approval, agency coordination, conservation easements endowment calculations and agreements, service area determinations, and bank marketing and credit sales.

Projects

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

Education

BS, Biology, Humboldt State University

Other

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