Owner/Principal Agricultural & Spatial Scientist
Ms. Heilmann is a Principal Scientist and founding partner with Land IQ. She specializes in large-scale land surface mapping and land and water resource evaluation and management. Ms. Heilmann is a technical lead of the team that developed Land IQ’s remote land use mapping capabilities over the last 15 years, integrating agronomic knowledge with remote sensing and geospatial analytical techniques. She has over 23 years of experience providing scientific expertise on large-scale land classification, agricultural systems, native vegetation systems, water resource management, irrigation management and agroclimatology and soil-plant-water interactions. An experienced project manager, Mica works closely with clients and stakeholders in evaluating land systems and applying that knowledge in decision making and business systems. Mica leverages a wide range of science and technology advancements to provide innovative, practical, and sustainable solutions for clients. She holds a B.S. in Soil Science with minors in Viticulture and Water Science-Irrigation from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in addition to her certification as a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS).