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Julie Woodruff, M.S.

Staff Biologist

Julie Woodruff is a biologist with a wide range of experience working with many northern California species. She has performed protocol-level surveys for California spotted owl, yellow-billed cuckoo, willow flycatcher, great gray owl, northern goshawk, burrowing owl, and Swainson’s hawk, and has experience surveying for and handling foothill yellow-legged frog, Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, and western pond turtle. She has also live-trapped and radio-tracked Pacific fisher as part of a relocation project in the northern Sierra Nevada.

Julie holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Biological Sciences from California State University, Chico. She completed her master's research on northern saw-whet owls, utilizing radio-telemetry to determine winter habitat use and diet. Ms. Woodruff also possesses a Master Bander permit from the U.S.G.S. to mist-net and band both northern saw-whet owls and western screech-owls, and currently conducts research as part of Project Owlnet to determine fall migration habits of saw-whet owls. In addition, she has participated in mist-netting songbirds as part of an “Outdoor Classroom” field trip series for elementary school youth visiting a reserve near Chico, California.

Prior to beginning her career at Sequoia, Julie worked at the U.S. Forest Service as a seasonal technician, performing many different wildlife and habitat surveys and restoration projects. She also worked as an environmental consultant in the Bay Area, providing monitoring at active construction sites, performing targeted surveys, and contributing to technical documents.


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