EI is proud to welcome Ms. Amariah Lebsock to our team as a Project Manager / Senior Biologist focusing on the Renewable Energy, Transportation, and Utility Sectors. She is based out of our Los Angeles office.
Ms. Lebsock is a highly qualified biologist with more than 13 years of experience in floral and faunal biology. She has extensive experience in project design; data collection and analysis; small to mid-sized mammal trapping; radio-telemetry; habitat analysis; fire ecology; nesting bird surveys; and focused surveys for special-status species, including, but not limited to, mammals (including bats), birds, reptiles, and plants. She has substantial familiarity with the biological resources local to southern and central California, as she has worked throughout California conducting numerous protocol-level biological surveys, monitoring, data and statistical analyses, research, and technical report writing.
Ms. Lebsock has conducted habitat assessments and focused surveys for special-status species in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Kern, Santa Clara, and Imperial Counties in California. She has surveyed approximately 1,800 miles in support of linear projects in southern California. Ms. Lebsock has managed small to large-scale projects. In doing so, she is responsible for client, sub-consultant, and agency coordination, scheduling, management, and budget.
To date, she has successfully ensured that implementation of project specific mitigation measures during biological monitoring for numerous development projects were being successfully met and that the projects ran as efficiently as possible. In addition, she has served serves as the project manager for numerous large-scale renewable energy projects in southern California, several of them located in Kern. Ms. Lebsock has authored and reviewed Natural Environment Studies, Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies, documents pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act such as Initial Studies, Environmental Impact Reports, Biological Resources Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, and agency concurrence letters, including documents in support of linear transportation and bridge construction projects.
Ms. Lebsock has been professionally trained in small to mid-sized mammal trapping, bat handling and acoustic analysis, and she has also successfully completed the Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation’s 2014 Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Biological Monitor Training and the Desert Tortoise Council’s 2013 Surveying, Monitoring, and Handling Techniques Workshop for the desert tortoise.
Ms. Lebsock holds a Master of Science degree in biology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She conducted her master’s research on a population of swift foxes (Vulpes velox) in northeastern Colorado. Her research focused on swift fox space use, their territoriality, and their relationship with black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) before and after a major plague event that occurred on the study site. In addition, Ms. Lebsock received her Bachelor of Science degree in integrated natural resources from the University of Vermont in Burlington.
Amariah can be reached at email@example.com
Education: M.S., Zoology, Colorado State University; Certifications: Scientific Collecting Permit (SC-12798), FTHL and DT Monitor; Years of Experience: 13