Rob Schell

Senior Wildlife Biologist


Rob Schell has more than ten years of experience both managing and performing key technical roles in dozens of projects throughout California. In his role at WRA, Rob works alongside his clients to come up with efficient and cost effective solutions to complex and diverse environmental challenges. Most recently, Rob has been the lead wildlife biologist on multiple conservation banking projects. In tandem with WRA’s Senior Project Managers, his work has led to the preservation of thousands of acres of habitat for threatened and endangered species.

Rob is a herpetologist and ecologist by training. He is considered an expert on the California red-legged frog, which he is currently undertaking a first of its kind translocation. Rob also has extensive experience with California tiger salamander and vernal pool branchiopods, for which he also holds federal recovery permits. Additionally, he performs surveys and assessments for many other special status species including bats.


Callippe Preserve, Pleasanton, California

Vulcan Materials Company, Pilarcitos Quarry Biological Surveys, San Mateo County, California

Southern California Edison, Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, California

Fugro West Sharp Park Rifle Range Remediation,Pacifica, California

Novato Creek Construction Monitoring, Napa County, California

Santa Clara County Bridge Scour Repair, Santa Clara County, California

Trinity Alps Basin Nesting Bird Study, Trinity and Siskiyou Counties, California 

NCRA Breeding Bird Surveys, Napa and Sonoma Counties, California


BS Evolution and Ecology, University of California: Davis


USFWS 10(a)1(A) Recovery Permit
• California red-legged frog
• California tiger salamander
• Vernal pool branchiopods

California Department of Fish and Game Scientific Collecting Permit

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Amphibian Population Task Force

Western Bat Working Group

Bat Conservation International – June 2010

40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)