Ventana Wildlife Society performs a variety of ecological services throughout central California. Our services include consultation, surveys, and conservation planning. These services are designed to conserve native wildlife and their habitats while addressing the specific needs of our clients and collaborators. Contact Mike Stake to discuss or schedule services.
We are your condor experts. As co-managers of the central California population, Ventana Wildlife Society has the necessary knowledge, technology, and permits to help you protect condors while maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations. Through daily radio telemetry and GPS studies, we maintain the most complete database of condor movement patterns available in central California. But we are not limited to condors. Ventana Wildlife Society played a key role in Bald Eagle recovery, and our senior biologists each have more than 20 years of experience working with a wide variety of bird species of conservation concern
Conservation planning is a prominent part of what we do, starting with our successful Bald Eagle recovery project and continuing through nearly 20 years of managing the central California Condor population. We have played a key role in planning new release sites for the expansion of the condor population, including Pinnacles National Park in 2003 and a future site in northwestern California. We balance our field proficiency with top scientific writing skills in preparing your environmental documents, particularly those addressing avian conservation measures, such as Avian Protection Plans and Eagle Conservation Plans.
Ventana Wildlife Society designs surveys and monitoring projects that will best achieve your objectives. We are proficient in point counts, transects, area searches, bird banding, call playback, distance sampling, remote sensing, Anabat sampling, trapping, remote cameras, aircraft surveys, and other proven sampling techniques. Recent survey projects have included Tricolored Blackbird, Spotted Owl, Bald Eagle, Riparian Birds, Grassland Birds, and Coastal Raptors.
Recent clients and collaborators:
Albion Environmental Inc.
Big Sur Land Trust
California Army National Guard
Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers
California Energy Commission
California Parks and Recreation
City of Soledad
Herbert Meyer Land Trust
Garcia and Associates
Monterey Peninsula Water Management District
Pacific Gas and Electric
Santa Clara Valley Water Management District
Santa Lucia Conservancy
Sequoia Ecological Consulting
U.S. Forest Service
Vandenburg Air Force Base