Sam Stewart / Senior Biologist
Sam Stewart is a Senior Biologist with 20 years of field experience in biological services. His experience includes biological constraints analyses; focused surveys for special status wildlife species; fish and aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling; complex analysis of food web relationships; aquatic toxicology; design and establishment of compensatory mitigation sites; wildlife relocation and long-term monitoring; long-term population studies; and invasive species control programs. He has extensive focused survey experience with fish and herpetofauna, including Threatened and Endangered species such as Santa Ana sucker, unarmored three-spine stickleback, arroyo toad, California red-legged frog, mountain yellow-legged frog, desert tortoise, and Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard. Mr. Stewart is a CDFW-trained practitioner of the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) and can conduct rapid bioassessment of streams and wetlands per State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) standard operating procedures. He has conducted investigations in varied geographic areas including; deserts and watersheds of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Kern, Fresno, and Tuolomne Counties in California as well as the deserts of Arizona.