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Melissa Riedel Lehrke

Biologist/Restoration Ecologist

Ms. Riedel-Lehrke has over fifteen years of experience managing habitat restoration projects and as lead biologist for field surveys for vegetation assessments and habitat restoration potential in Southern California. She specializes in digital field mapping using latest technologies and mapping software to document biological resources. She is highly experienced using Geographic Information System (GIS) tools to analyze digital data collected in the field for development of appropriate land management and habitat restoration recommendations.She has prepared numerous restoration plans of various Southern California habitat types including coastal sage scrub, riparian, oak woodland, walnut woodland, and wetland habitats. Her experience includes managing implementation of restoration plans along with annual performance monitoring and report production. She has been responsible for coordinating field assessments of several large scale projects in Southern California including vegetation mapping, rare plant surveys, and habitat restoration potential.