VIR MCCOY BIOLOGY
Mr. McCoy has over 25 years' professional experience in the fields of wildlife biology, habitat restoration, ecology, botany and geography. Mr. McCoy received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992.
During his professional career, Mr. McCoy has been an integral part of numerous wildlife and ecological field studies, habitat assessments, large restoration projects, sensitive species surveys, database analysis and interpretation projects, species natural history summaries, ecological risk assessments, long-term monitoring plans, wetland delineation and other habitat evaluations. As a wildlife biologist, he has conducted surveys for a range of species, including many State and Federally Threatened and Endangered species throughout California and Arizona. These surveys have been conducted in a variety of habitat types including fresh and salt marsh, seasonal wetlands, riparian wetlands, and upland annual grassland, shrub, and forest habitats. He has extensive experience with avian, mammalian, reptile, amphibian, fish and invertebrate species (fairy shrimp) including vernal pool and vernal pool associated wildlife surveys throughout California.
Mr. McCoy has conducted surveys for rare plants, California red-legged frog, yellow-legged frog, California tiger salamander, fairy shrimp, blunt nose leopard lizard, Alameda whip snake, San Francisco garter snake, arroyo toad, Swainsons hawk, California gnatcatcher, least bells vireo, Southwestern willow flycatcher, Ridgeway's and black rail, desert tortoise, burrowing owl banding, goshawk banding, bald salt marsh harvest mouse, kit fox, and many many more.