Who We Are

Who We Are

Marianne Huizing, MS (Senior ecologist)

Marianne Huizing, MS (Senior ecologist)

Phone: 
559.476.3186
Email: 
Expertise: 
Wildlife Ecology
Location: 
San Joaquin Valley

Marianne Huizing is a senior wildlife ecologist and project manager with more than 12 years of wildlife and research experience. She has a focus on special-status vertebrate species and wildlife-habitat relationships. Marianne has researched or surveyed for cottontails, squirrels, chipmunks, kangaroo rats, woodrats, and other small rodents in a variety of habitats: riparian, wetland, grassland, forest, and desert. She also has conducted avian research and surveys, particularly in the San Joaquin Valley, including for nonbreeding long-billed and wintering shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl, burrowing owls, northern harriers, and ferruginous hawks.

For client projects, Marianne conducts surveys; leads efforts in capture and relocation programs for small mammals, including giant kangaroo rat, Tipton kangaroo rat, short-nosed kangaroo rat, and San Joaquin antelope squirrel; analyzes project impacts on wildlife; records data; and prepares reports and impact analyses. She holds a 10(a)(1)(A) permit for the Tipton kangaroo rat and giant kangaroo rat.

Key projects Marianne has worked on include:

  • Serving as lead biologist for small-mammal trapping survey and relocation effort for the Department of Water Resources Pearblossom solar project in Los Angeles County. 
  • Serving as designated biologist and team leader for small-mammal trapping and relocation effort for several California Department of Transportation projects, including the Cherry Avenue truck climbing lanes in Fresno and Lost Hills project in Kern County. 
  • Capturing and relocating giant kangaroo rats at the California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County. Participated in giant kangaroo rat surveys, identified and mapped their precincts, and created artificial habitats for relocated kangaroo rats.

Marianne received her MS in Interdisciplinary Studies from California State University, Stanislaus, and her BS in Environmental Studies from Trinity Western University in British Columbia.