Who We Are

Who We Are

Jacquie Maher, MS (Senior Ecologist)

Jacquie Maher, MS (Senior Ecologist)

Phone: 
559.476.3160
Email: 
Expertise: 
Wildlife Ecology
Location: 
Central Coast

Jacquie Maher is a senior wildlife ecologist and project manager. She has more than a dozen years of experience with aquatic and wildlife ecology. Jacquie conducts protocol surveys for protected species, wildlife trapping and monitoring, nesting bird surveys, wetland and restoration monitoring, salmonid snorkel surveys, and non-native weed surveys. She also conducts surveys for vernal pool invertebrates under a federal 10(a)(1)(A) permit.

Jacquie holds a 10(a)(1)(A) permit for vernal pool invertebrates, California red-legged frog, and aquatic surveys for California tiger salamander and is aLevel II surveyor for the blunt-nosed leopard lizard. Mammals she has experience with include the San Joaquin kit fox, the giant kangaroo rat, bats, American badgers, and the San Joaquin antelope squirrel.

Key projects she works on include:

  • Manages the biological construction monitor team during construction of the Rosamond Central Solar Project in Kern County. Activities include preconstruction surveys and construction monitoring for compliance with the project’s Conditional Use Permit and mitigation measures for biological resources. Biological resources on the project site include burrowing owl, American badger, desert kit fox, and nesting birds.

  • Serving as lead biological construction monitor and approved by CDFW as a Designated Biologist during construction, and currently during operations, of the California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) in San Luis Obispo County. Supervised the team that monitored construction activities for compliance with the project’s NEPA and CEQA documents. Participated in a three year study monitoring San Joaquin kit fox use of the CVSR Project site and associated conservation lands.

  • Assisting with protocol level surveys for CRLF and CTS at the Los Vaqueros watershed in Contra Costa County, and monitored for and relocated CRLF and ensured permit compliance during Operational and Maintenance activities.

Jacquie received an MS in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from the University of Nevada, Reno and a BS in Environmental Biology and Management, University of California, Davis.