The Team > Andrew Ford
Andrew Ford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management from California State University, Humboldt, where he was trained to perform bird, mammal, and hepetofaunal identification; waterfowl, raptor, and songbird surveys, point counts, and banding; small mammal trapping; rare plant surveys; and herpetofaunal surveys. Mr. Ford is skilled at rare plant surveys, vegetation surveys, and floristic mapping, and is proficient at using ArcGIS to produce professional maps. Mr. Ford‘s project experience includes handling, banding, and locating nests for multiple species of waterfowl, and handling and monitoring for numerous special-status species, including burrowing owl, Swainson’s hawk, Ridgway’s rail, black rail, golden eagle, giant garter snake, California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, Alameda whipsnake and western pond turtle. Mr. Ford recently participated in a USGS demographic study, during which he trapped and handled 10 giant garter snakes in the Central Valley of California and accumulated 45+ survey hours. Finally, he has worked as an approved giant garter snake biologist on construction compliance monitoring jobs, and has handled 95 California red-legged frogs and 134 California tiger salamanders, accruing almost 200+ survey hours for both species.