Laura Moran is a specialist in natural resources management and ecological restoration with over 30 years of experience consulting with local, regional, and federal jurisdictions on environmental projects throughout California and North and Central America. Laura got her early training as a biologist at a small engineering firm, working on everything from site planning to construction documents. She brings her analytical, managerial, and policy-making skills to bear on projects dealing with climate change adaptation, wetland delineation and mitigation, habitat conservation and restoration, and ecosystem services valuation. Laura’s focus is on feasibility and implementation so that degraded habitats and environments are restored and functioning at a higher level. She has directed environmental impact analyses (CEQA/NEPA), biological resource inventories, multi-agency permitting, vulnerability assessments, and habitat restoration and monitoring plans. Laura plays a pivotal role in integrating the work of multiple specialties to help resource agencies and project proponents achieve their sustainability and resilience goals while balancing environmental stewardship and project design.
Laura is Director of Ecological Restoration.