Who We Are

Who We Are

Will Spangler (Senior Ecologist 1)

Will Spangler (Senior Ecologist 1)

Phone: 
408.458.3255
Email: 
Expertise: 
Restoration Ecology
Location: 
San Francisco Bay Area

Will Spangler is a senior restoration ecologist and project manager at H. T. Harvey & Associates. Will has worked across a variety of habitats including riparian, grassland, chaparral/coastal scrub, coastal dune, and oak woodland ecosystems, and has experience with both project-focused and community-based restoration. He has a particular interest in the impact of invasive plant species on restoration planning and long-term success and has developed management plans and strategies for a range of invasive plant species. Will has contributed to research on invasive plant species control and revegetation methods. He is trained in the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) for riverine and depressional wetland systems and in conducting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetland delineations.

At H. T. Harvey & Associates, Will contributes his restoration ecology and invasive plant species expertise to the development and implementation of restoration projects and mitigation plans. Will conducts vegetation and soil assessments and rare plant surveys and leads restoration design efforts and long-term ecological monitoring. Will works closely with our wildlife and botany experts and engineering and hydrology partners to create and enhance habitat for sensitive wildlife species.

Examples of his project roles include:  

  • Managing restoration planning, design, permitting, and construction monitoring for the Calero County Park pond and wetland restoration project, and working extensively with teaming partners throughout this ongoing restoration project for the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency.
  • Managing revegetation design, site management and maintenance, permitting, and long-term monitoring activities for a series of riparian mitigation projects for the City of San Jose, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services.
  • Supporting coastal scrub and prairie restoration design and implementation, conducting construction monitoring, and managing ongoing invasive plant species monitoring for Presidio of San Francisco projects.

Highlighed Publications:

Holl, K., et al. 2014. Efficacy of exotic control strategies for restoring coastal prairie grasses. Invasive Plant Science and Management 7(4):590–598.