Principal Biologist

Matthew South

Education: B.S., Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Matthew South is a Certified Wildlife Biologist that provides natural resources consulting services for a wide variety of clients that include residential, commercial, government, utility, infrastructure, research, and non-profit projects. He is an expert in the local ecology and has demonstrated his expertise as an environmental consultant in southern California acting as a Wildlife Biologist, Project Manager, and Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst. In early 2018 he started his own consulting firm and has since been supporting clients in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.

Mr. South’s expertise is in avian ecology and sensitive species impact analysis. He has extensive experience preparing natural resource management plans, mitigation and monitoring plans and technical biological resources assessments that are compliant with federal, state, and local regulations, and managing projects that result in natural resources development permits.

With 6 years of experience as a professional GIS Analyst, Mr. South has become an expert in the science of data collection, management, and presentation. He has built, developed, and managed large spatial datasets for natural resources management for the Department of Defense. He has mastered ESRI products for the desktop and for mobile applications and has knowledge of statistical computer language R to perform statistical analyses. This experience allows him to efficiently and effectively collect, analyze, and report complex natural resources data in a format that is easily understood by everyone.

Certifications

  • Certified Wildlife Biologist
  • Fish and Wildlife Management Plan Technical Service Provider (TSP) for the NRCS
  • Authorized Desert Tortoise Biologist