Approved Biologists

The East Contra Costa County HCP/NCCP requires a CDFW and USFWS approved biologist to conduct certain species surveys for the implementation of covered activities in the HCP/NCCP Permit Area. To be approved, biologists must have the experience, education, and training necessary to perform the tasks described in the HCP/NCCP accurately and in an unbiased fashion. The application process is detailed below. 

The current approved biologist list is up to date as of September 14, 2023, and is intended as a resource for permit seekers. See links below. If you have any questions about the current list, please contact the Conservancy at

Request for Qualifications: Biologist Approval Process 

Professionals interested in submitting their qualifications for CDFW and USFWS approval to conduct species surveys for covered activities in the HCP/NCCP Permit Area as required per Chapter 6 of the Plan should see information provided below. 

ECCC Request for Qualifications Overview (PDF)

Attachment A: Biologist Approval Request Form (PDF)

Attachment B: Example of Completed Biologist Approval Request Form (PDF)

Attachment C: HCP/NCCP Chapter 6. Conditions on Covered Activities (PDF)

Professionals shall complete Attachment A. Biologist Approval Request Form and submit electronically as a PDF to 

If you have any questions regarding the evaluation process, please contact CDFW at or Jerrod Sellers from USFWS at

Frequently Asked Questions

Click below to get some answers to your most common questions about the RFQ.