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Katie Gallagher, M.S.

Senior Ecologist 1,
Plant Ecology

Katie Gallagher is a senior ecologist and project manager in the botany group with more than 10 years of experience. She has worked in public, private, and non-profit land management. As a botanist, her professional background includes conducting botanical and rare plant assessments and vegetation mapping, designing and implementing restoration projects, and wetland monitoring. As a regulatory specialist, she has acquired many environmental permits for multiple regulatory agencies and written botanical sections of CEQA documentation. Katie assists in the design of biological monitoring methods, coordinates field work, and oversees junior technical staff. She conducts botanical and ecological studies, including protocol-level special-status plant surveys, vegetation mapping, wetland delineation, invasive plant surveys, and assists with restoration implementation and monitoring.

Katie has an M. S. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University and a B. S. in Biology from California State University, Long Beach.

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