David Kisner, M.S.
Mr. David Kisner is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and has been working as an ecologist on biological assessment, habitat restoration, environmental compliance monitoring, and conservation projects within central and southern California since 1993. Mr. Kisner has lead biological sections of numerous CEQA/NEPA projects. His areas of expertise include evaluating impacts to special status species and habitats, developing mitigation and monitoring plans, and acquiring project approvals from state and federal resource agencies.
Mr. Kisner has over 20 years of experience identifying birds by sight, song, and call. He has worked with numerous listed species including least Bell’s vireo, southwestern willow flycatcher, snowy plover, least tern, Belding’s savannah sparrow, Swainson’s hawk, and yellow billed cuckoo. He has spent untold hours conducting species specific surveys and general nest searches and monitoring. He is a level 2 blunt-nosed leopard lizard surveyor, and experienced desert tortoise and red-legged frog biologist.
Mr. Kisner is also a well-rounded botanist having conducted surveys for listed and rare plant species, general habitat assessments, and vegetation sampling for habitat restoration projects. Mr. Kisner completed his Master’s in Ecology examining the impacts of the non-native giant reed (Arundo donax) on the riparian bird community. Mr. Kisner has managed the biology portion of several environmental documents under California Energy Commission purview, numerous soil remediation and restoration projects, construction monitoring, and permit compliance efforts. Mr. Kisner has also given biological presentations to County Supervisors and Commissioners, construction workers, colleagues, agency personnel, college students, and the general public.