Who We Are

Who We Are

Daniel Stephens, B.S. (Vice President, Principal)

Daniel Stephens, B.S. (Vice President, Principal)

Phone: 
408.458.3200
Email: 
Expertise: 
Restoration Ecology
Location: 
San Francisco Bay Area

Dan Stephens is a vice president, and principal in charge for the Restoration Design group. He has more than 35 years of experience overseeing and directing all phases of habitat restoration design and implementation, from the conceptual phase and preparation of plans and specifications through construction supervision and long-term site monitoring. His expertise in habitat restoration encompasses a wide variety of environments, from arid lands to wetland habitats, and includes habitat for special-status wildlife species.

Dan has a background in all phases of natural resource project management in the public and private sectors, including regulatory agency permitting, habitat impact assessment, and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Dan is also certified in the California Rapid Assessment Methodology for riparian habitat.

Since joining the firm in 1989, Dan has managed more than 500 multidisciplinary projects. He has supervised implementation of many restoration and mitigation projects, including:

  • California Valley Solar Ranch habitat restoration ­ 500 acres of soil restored, 2000 acres of shrubland and grassland restored, and more than 10,000 acres of conservation lands managed;
  • Valley Transportation Authority Measure A/B Habitat Mitigation Project ¬  more than 10 acres of riparian, wetland, and shaded riverine aquatic habitat restored;
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s habitat mitigation on five separate sites ¬  totaling 9 acres of wetland, 1 acre of oak woodland, and 8.5 acres of scrub habitat;
  • Butte County vernal pool and freshwater marsh habitat restoration ¬  more than 40 acres;
  • Leona Quarry revegetation design and implementation ¬  35 acres);
  • State Route 85 riparian mitigation sites ¬  32 acres

Dan has a B.S. in natural resources from Humboldt State University.