Ian Hirschler serves as senior biologist for RBC and has over six years of professional experience working as a wildlife biologist. Ian holds a B.S. in field and wildlife biology and is well-versed in ecology and field biology. Ian is permitted to conduct surveys for several endangered species including Quino checkerspot butterfly, coastal California gnatcatcher, and all listed vernal pool branchiopods in the state of California. Ian performs surveys for a variety of other special-status wildlife species including burrowing owl, least Bell’s vireo, arroyo toad, and Hermes copper butterfly. Ian also conducts biological and revegetation monitoring and vegetation mapping and aids in the preparation of technical reports for compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations.