Ms. Edwards joined the firm in 2011. She has over ten years of experience in plant biology, biological resources evaluations, natural resource planning, and habitat restoration. She specializes in biological field surveys, focused special-status species surveys, plant identification, plant community mapping, mitigation monitoring, and restoration project planning. Her responsibilities include conducting jurisdictional delineations to provide baseline data concerning the type and extent of resources under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), and Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) jurisdiction. She is also responsible for performing reconnaissance surveys to document existing biological resources; assessing potential biological impacts per California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guidelines; preparing tree survey reports; and developing plant inventory lists for project sites.
Prior to joining EMC Planning Group, Ms. Edwards was employed at BonTerra Consulting as their Biologist/Botanist and Project Manager. Her responsibilities included conducting focused plant surveys for various special-status species, conducting tree surveys, collecting and analyzing vegetation data to monitor habitat restoration projects, and conducting jurisdictional delineations for wetland and riparian resources. She was also responsible for managing biological resource and regulatory permit compliance projects for public and private sector clients.