Nathan Bello

Senior Mitigation Specialist

Overview

Nathan Bello is an experienced biologist with expertise in compensatory mitigation, natural resources planning, ecological restoration, wetland and endangered species science, and environmental regulations. He worked as a wildlife biologist for the United States Forest Service and as an NEPA/CEQA analyst for the County of Sacramento before coming to WRA in 2007. At WRA Nathan provides services focused on the planning, establishment, and management of large mitigation projects. His experience working in both the public and private sectors has provided him with an in-depth understanding of the complex organizational structures and processes surrounding federal, state and local environmental regulations.

Nathan has worked on several large mitigation/conservation projects in California, including the planning and assessment of numerous wetland mitigation banks, species conservation banks, single user mitigation projects, and open space planning projects. His role in these projects has included project management, 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, Property Analysis Record endowment calculations, service area determinations, and bank marketing.

Publications

Cowpacity: A Grazing Carrying Capacity GIS Model

Projects

Soquel Canyon Mitigation Bank, Chino Hills, California

Petersen Ranch Mitigation Bank, Leona Valley, California

Lucky Day Ranch Mitigation Bank, Santa Clara County, California

North Bay Conservation and Mitigation Banks, Marin County, California

Colorado Lagoon Mitigation Bank, Long Beach, California

Antonio Mountain Ranch Mitigation Bank, Placer County, California

Education

BS, Biology, Natural Resources Planning and GIS Minors, Humboldt State University, 2004

Other

Project Planning and Management for Ecological Restoration, 2014, SER

Geomorphic & Ecological Fundamentals for River Restoration, 2013, UC Extension

Science of Landscape-scale Conservation Banking Workshop, 2013, NMBA Conference

Streambank Assessment and Restoration, 2012, UC Extension.

Property Analysis Record (PAR) Seminar, 2008, CNLM

Stream Restoration and Banking Workshop, 2008, NMBA Conference

Basic Wetland Delineation, 2008, San Francisco State University-College for Extended Learning

Administration and Enforcement of Wetlands and Endangered Species Regulations in California, 2006, Lorman