Who We Are

Who We Are

Kate Drake, MS (Senior Ecologist)

Kate Drake, MS (Senior Ecologist)

Phone: 
408.458.3271
Email: 
Expertise: 
Restoration Ecology
Location: 
San Francisco Bay Area

Kate Drake is a senior restoration ecologist and project manager with more than 7 years of professional experience. She has worked on projects on the East Coast, Midwest, Colorado, and in California on sites characterized by bottomland forested, montane seep, and tidal wetlands as well as upland riparian areas. Kate leads project teams and contributes to various phases of ecosystem restoration projects from restoration planning and permitting, to construction and long-term monitoring.

Key projects Kate works on include:

  • Serving as project manager for the Presidio Doyle Drive Phase 3. Conducts soil sampling and analysis of horticultural soil parameters to provide recommendations to the Presidio Trust on horticultural suitability for the Presidio Doyle Drive Revegetation Project.
  • Serving as project manager for the Calero County Park Pond and Restoration Project. Oversees long-term monitoring of pond and wetland habitat restoration areas at in the park. Coordinates and assists with annual monitoring and maintenance of revegetation areas, including quantitative vegetation monitoring, invasive plant surveys, and surveys for species covered by the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan. 
  • Assisting with long-term monitoring of wetland and riparian habitat mitigation for the BART Warm Springs Extension Project, including quantitative vegetation monitoring, qualitative hydrologic monitoring, and maintenance monitoring, as well as preparation of annual reports as required by the Mitigation and Monitoring Plan for the project.

Kate received her MS in Enviornmental Science from Indiana University and her BA in Environmental Studies from American University.


Publications:

Drake, K., H. Halifax, S. C. Adamowicz, and C. Craft. 2015. Carbon Sequestration in Tidal Salt Marshes of the Northeast United States. Environmental Management, 56,(4): 998–1008.