Approved Biologists

Request for Qualifications: Biologist Approval Process (NEW)

The Conservancy is seeking professionals to submit 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. 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. This new process will eliminate the need for project-by-project approval requests. See below for the RFQ details.

ECCC Request for Qualifications Overview

Attachment A: Biologist Approval Request Form

Attachment B: Example of Completed Biologist Approval Request Form

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

Professionals shall complete Attachment A. Biologist Approval Request Form and submit electronically as a PDF to by Monday, December 5, 2022, at 5 p.m.

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

This RFQ has closed. The Conservancy, CDFW, and USFWS will re-open the approval process annually, and will accept submittals outside of this RFQ process, however the application review times outside of this process may take up to 8 weeks. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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