A conservation and wildlife biologist, Troy advises clients on federal and state Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance across the western United States. He is a project manager, regulatory specialist, and lead conservation biologist on projects that need to balance regulatory commitments, tight timelines, and sensitive natural resources. Regulatory solutions vary from project level consultations to complex regional habitat conservation plans (HCP).
Troy is an expert on the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, and wetland regulations under the Clean Water Act. He also specializes in conservation plan implementation, including program management, developing and executing habitat management and monitoring plans, coordinating reporting efforts, and leading stakeholder outreach.
In his role, Troy works on more than 20 conservation plans and their associated permitting efforts. These range from municipal HCPs in Washington and California to state forestry HCPs in Oregon and many renewable energy HCPs in California. Notable examples include the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan, Wright Solar HCP, Western Oregon State Forests HCP, Elliott State Research Forest HCP, and the Bush Prairie HCP.
Troy co-authored the East Alameda County Conservation Strategy in California, a permit-less conservation strategy that aids local jurisdictions with U.S. federal and state ESA compliance. The plan foreshadowed California’s Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) program, which now formalizes these permit-less strategies. Troy supported the early stages of that program within California and helped develop a Regional Conservation Assessment for the San Francisco Bay Area and RCISs for Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties.
Troy teaches ESA Compliance, HCP Preparation and Implementation, and Preparation of Regional Conservation Investment Strategies in California through the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education program.