Ken Sanchez, a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Sacramento Field Office, joins WRA, Inc. as a Senior Associate Biologist.
”We are thrilled to have a national expert in section 7 Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation and conservation banking as part of our team,” said Tim DeGraff, Chief Executive Officer. “Ken’s contributions to conservation for the past two decades combined with his experience in managing complex regulatory policy will be invaluable to WRA’s continued growth throughout California and beyond.”
Ken comes to WRA with more than 28 years of experience in state and federal government services including the California Department of Fish and Game – Marine Resources, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In addition to his significant field work and regulatory experience, Ken has lectured and taught a variety of audiences on ESA consultation and conservation banking.
“Ken is known for his balanced approach to regulatory permitting as well as mitigation and can collaborate with both project proponents and regulators to find solutions that work for both sides,” said DeGraff. “His calm demeanor and innovative ideas will continue to foster successful outcomes.”
WRA, Inc. is a full service environmental consulting firm specializing in permitting and mitigation solutions. Operating from offices in California and Colorado, our team of multidisciplinary experts provide services in plant, wildlife, and wetland ecology, regulatory compliance, mitigation and conservation banking, environmental planning, GIS, and landscape architecture. Celebrating our 35th year in business, WRA has grown to approximately 80 professionals and continues to be recognized as a Best Place to Work. Our team members work on a diverse range of projects for public agencies, non-profit, and private organizations. Learn more at: www.wra-ca.com.