Richard Lescalleet is a senior wildlife biologist/botanist with 11 years of experience working with state and federal agencies, utility companies, and private industry, and experience with biological and botanical resource surveys, environmental training, and monitoring for construction projects throughout Northern and Central California and the Sierra Nevada. He received his B.S. in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University with an emphasis on Environmental Impact Reports and Environmental Restoration. He also received a minor in Conservation Biology.
Mr. Lescalleet is skilled with a wide variety of field equipment and ground radio-telemetry equipment. He has extensive experience surveying for and studying a variety of plant, amphibian, bird, and reptile species, including California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii), California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), Alameda whipsnake (Coluber lateralis euryxanthus), burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), Salt-marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris), and California bat species. Other skills include a strong background in regulatory processes, including the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), with experience reviewing Environmental Impact Report (EIR) documents, as well as large-scale Habitat Conservation Plans.
Mr. Lescalleet came to Olberding Environmental from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) where he was an environmental scientist who wrote 1600 Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements for numerous projects across the Bay Delta Region and was a part of the Fish Restoration Program Agreement (FRPA) team that sought to acquire and restore 8,000 acres of inter-tidal marsh habitat for the endangered Delta smelt where he wrote monitoring protocols for restored marshes.
Mr. Lescalleet has experience in small mammal trapping using Sherman live traps, acoustic surveying and mist netting for bats species, dip & seine netting, pit-fall traps, and ArcGIS® software including spatial analyst. Mr. Lescalleet is also an ISA Certified Arborist.
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