Ms. Donaghe is a biologist with over 9 years of experience working in environmental consulting to support clients with environmental monitoring/planning and compliance. She has an interdisciplinary background in environmental and biological sciences, with a focus in marine ecosystems.
Ms. Donaghe holds a Federal Section 10(a)(1)(A) Recovery Permit for tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberryi) and California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) and a state Scientific Collecting Permit. She is skilled in the following: sensitive species surveys, biological and environmental monitoring, aquatic studies, writing technical reports, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, permitting, and editing scientific reports for technical and non-technical audiences. She is skilled at performing sensitive species surveys/monitoring for the following: tidewater goby, California red-legged frog, western snowy plover, California least tern, California tiger salamander, western pond turtle, salmonids, and nesting birds.
Ms. Donaghe has extensive experience working with contractors to protect biological resources by ensuring permit compliance for construction projects throughout Santa Barbara County. She has experience assisting clients with compliance under the Endangered Species Act, assessing impacts of development and other projects on listed species and their habitat, and developing mitigation measures.