Lisa Henderson


Lisa Henderson is our Director of Biological Services. She is a senior wildlife biologist and botanist with 11 years of experience in the environmental science field. She received her B.S. from California State University East Bay where she focused on Ecology and Conservation and received her M.S. from San Jose State University where she wrote her thesis on the Western Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) that has since been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Raptor Research. Since graduating, Ms. Henderson has completed numerous jobs for Olberding Environmental, Inc.'s including preparing biological assessments, conducting wetland delineations as well as botanical and wildlife surveys. She is a Project Manager, manages OEI's San Ramon office, and coordinates all biological staff activities.

She is intimately involved in the documentation provided to resource agencies for the establishment of new mitigation lands including mitigation monitoring plans, long term management plans and habitat restoration activities.

Ms. Henderson has extensive experience with California wildlife including special status species such as California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris), burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni), foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii), and western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata). She is proficient in small mammal trapping using Sherman live traps, dip and seine netting for various amphibians, pitfall trapping and camera traps. Ms. Henderson holds U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10(A)1(a) Scientific Recovery Permits for California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander and is finalizing her permits for salt marsh harvest mouse and large listed branchiopods. She is also a CDFW Scientific Collection Permit and a CNPS Rare Plant Collection Permit holder.

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