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David West  Restoration Ecologist/Biologist

David West
Restoration Ecologist/Biologist

Mr. David West joins the Envicom Corporation Biological Services Department as a biologist and restoration ecologist, with a background in applied ecological restoration. Mr. West brings with him experience in performing plant and wildlife surveys (including bird and nest surveys for the endangered western snowy plover and California least tern), providing construction monitoring services, and technical writing, as well as with assessing the health of wetlands as a certified California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) practitioner. In his previous role as an environmental scientist for California State Parks, Mr. West gained an abundance of experience in a broad array of ecological disciplines. He is proficient at planning and implementing restoration plans for various California landscapes, with specialized experience in the removal of invasive plants using manual, mechanical, and chemical means. Some noteworthy projects to which Mr. West contributed include the Carpinteria State Beach boardwalk and the California State Parks’ Western Snowy Plover protection program, which was implemented throughout Ventura County. Mr. West holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, with a focus on ecology and a minor in ecological restoration, from Humboldt State University.