Phil Greer, PWS



Phil Greer is a Principal and Senior Biologist for WRA, Inc. with 18 years of environmental consulting experience in biology and project management.  He has extensive experience managing and conducting a wide variety of biological consulting services from biological resource assessments and CEQA/NEPA analysis to resource agency permitting, mitigation planning, and natural areas and preserve management.  He is certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetland.

Phil has managed projects in tidal, freshwater, and vernal pool wetlands, stream and riparian areas, oak woodland, grassland, and chaparral. Many of these projects involve special status wildlife and plant species.  He has planned and analyzed project avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) guidelines.  He is experienced in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and California Coastal Commission (CCC) wetland delineation procedures.  Phil has secured project authorization for Clean Water Act, Section 404 permits and Section 401 certifications, and San Francisco Bay Dredge Material Management Office (DMMO), Section 1600 Streambed Alteration Agreements, and Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) permits for projects in Northern California.  He has conducted a variety of consultations under the Federal Endangered Species Act (FESA).

Phil has served as the lead biologist for wetland mitigation/restoration projects and has developed riparian and wetland restoration designs including planting plans, soil specifications, and grading plans.  He has conducted botanical surveys in a variety of wetland and upland habitats.  He manages monitoring and grazing for a 440-acre preserve containing over 90 acres of constructed vernal pools providing habitat for federal and state listed wildlife and plant species.  Additionally, he is Preserve Manager for a 160-acre Municipal Open Space Preserve protecting listed and sensitive insect and plant species.


Pacific Commons Vernal Pool and Endangered Species Habitat Restoration and Preserve Management, Fremont, California

Elsie Gridley Mitigation Bank, Solano County, California

Mission Bay Restoration and Infrastructure Projects,San Francisco, California

Redwood City Ferry Terminal Assessment, Redwood City, California

Cooley Landing Tidal Marsh Restoration Monitoring,East Palo Alto, California

Coyote Creek Flood Management and Marsh Enhancement Project, Mill Valley, California

Bay Trail Bridge at Oyster Bay Slough, Regulatory Permits and Species Consultation, San Leandro, California

Bothin Marsh Enhancement Plan, Mill Valley, California

Napa Valley Marina Expansion Project and Maintenance Dredging, Napa, California

Glenwood Preserve Habitat Conservation Plan  and Long Term Management Plan, Scotts Valley, California

Jacques Gulch Stream and Riparian Restoration Project, Biological Surveys, CEQA, Permitting And Restoration Planning, Santa Clara County, California

The Ranch on Silver Creek, Restoration and Management Plan, San Jose, California

Napa Terrace Riparian Mitigation, Napa, California

Tourtelot Clean-up Project Permitting and Mitigation Design and Compliance Monitoring, Benicia, California

Hidden Hills Riparian Mitigation Planning and Resource Agency Permits, Napa, California

South Yuba River State Park Vegetation Mapping, Nevada County, California

Berens and McAllister Slough Culvert Replacement Permitting, Kentfield, California


MA, Ecology and Systematic Biology, San Francisco State University

BS, Natural Resource Planning, Humboldt State University


Certified Professional Wetland Scientist, Society of Wetland Scientists

California Native Grassland Association

Society for Ecological Restoration

Climate Change Adaption Planning, UC Davis, 2009

Management Training, MAP, 2008

Poaceae, UC Berkeley, 2001

Carex of California, UC Berkeley, 2001

Hydric Soils for Wetland Professionals, North Carolina State University, 2000

Aquatic Plants, and Juncus of California, UC Berkeley, 2000

Techniques for Using Native Grasses in Restoration Projects, CNGA, 1999

Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation, SFSU, 1995