Who We Are

Who We Are

Matthew Quinn, M.S. (Associate Ecologist)

Matthew Quinn, M.S. (Associate Ecologist)

Phone: 
408.458.3229
Email: 
Expertise: 
Restoration Ecology
Location: 
San Francisco Bay Area

Matt Quinn is an associate restoration ecologist with more than 15 years of experience working in native and nonnative grassland, desert, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, riparian, seasonal wetland, and oak woodland habitats. He also has an extensive background in field soil analyses, which he regularly utilizes while providing his clients a full range of ecological consulting services such as initial site and impact assessments, conceptual restoration and mitigation design development, detailed plans and specifications (i.e., construction bid documents), construction monitoring, preparation of biological as-built reports, and long-term monitoring and reporting.

Matt has been involved with nearly 200 H. T. Harvey & Associates projects, many of which have focused on habitat restoration design, implementation oversight, and long-term monitoring and reporting. He has successfully prepared and negotiated permit applications for numerous mitigation projects, and he has a solid understanding of the regulatory process. He has firm working relationships with agency representatives, particularly with representatives from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has also successfully negotiated with agency personnel on appropriate remedial measures for project sites that do not meet established performance criteria.

Matt has been the lead and project manager for a number of major projects, including:

  • restoration of alkali seasonal wetlands and breeding and aestivation habitat for California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander on 496 acres in East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy’s Upper Hess Creek project, as well as instream, seasonal wetland, and riparian restoration;
  • development and implementation of a soils and vegetation baseline study and preparation of a draft habitat restoration and revegetation plan for the 4960-acre California Valley Solar Ranch Project in San Luis Obispo County;
  • development of a wetland and riparian mitigation and monitoring plan for a 4000-acre solar farm in south Monterey County; amd
  • reclamation of three abandoned military landfills in the Presidio of San Francisco, which involved performing soil and vegetation assessments, preparing restoration plans and revegetation construction documents, and providing construction oversight

Matt has an M.S. in interdisciplinary studies (ecology, soil science, and hydrology) and a B.A. in geography from California State University, Chico.