Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Ms. Claire is an environmental scientist and NEPA project manager for SWCA’s Four Corners Region. She is professionally trained in project management, NEPA compliance and permitting, resource management planning, and has a strong background in Endangered Species Act compliance. She has 6 years of experience working with private, federal, state, tribal, and local clients throughout the southwestern United States. Ms. Claire has extensive practice in developing resource-based, conditions-based, and issues-based NEPA analyses, having contributed to over 100 NEPA documents throughout her career. Ms. Claire has extensive practices in relocating and monitoring threatened and endangered Species of Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, including the razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), Brack’s hardwall cactus (Sclerocaactus cloveriae var. brackii), inventory and tagging desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), as well as bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) surveys, and Migratory Bird Treaty Act surveys.
Relevant Professional Experience
05/2018 to Current
Environmental Scientist and NEPA Project Manager Marsh & Mclennan Companies, Inc. Rockville, MD,
Relevant Projects and Experience:
  • Contributed to over 200 SWCA projects with roles as NEPA writer, Natural Resources (NR) Lead, Deputy Project Manager, and Project Manager between April 2018 and the Present;
  • Occidental Petroleum (Project Manager): Contributed to or managed 72 oil and gas related APD or ROW NEPA projects;
  • BLM Carlsbad Field Office Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (NR Lead): Developed the USFWS Sec. 7 Biological Assessment document and heavily contributed to the EIS biological resources sections;
  • New Mexico State Land Office (NMSLO) (Project Manager): Brought in NMSLO Surface Resources department as a new client and completed special-status plant survey and report projects as well as a current project to develop wind and solar environmental standards for NMSLO-managed lands;
  • Transmission Project (NR Lead): Acted as a NR lead to develop the portions of the environmental assessment and biological survey report for the EDF Gen-Tie 345 kV transmission line and in a similar role on the upcoming SunZia transmission line project; 
  • New Mexico BLM Lease Sales (Deputy Project Manager[DPM]): Performed DPM and NEPA lead roles contributing to the continues success of the multi-year project;
  • Arizona BLM Lease Sales (Project Manager [PM]): Currently acting PM on a project to develop water resources and air resources technical reports and NEPA process documents for two lease sales in AZ based of of successful work in NM.  
01/2017 to 03/2020
Environmental Consultant Trc Companies, Inc. Santa Rosa, CA,
Relevant Projects and Experience:  
  • Sampling for ground water monitoring programs under COGCC 900 Series E&P Waste Management Regulations.
  • Soil sampling in response to produced water and hazardous material spills.
04/2017 to 04/2018
Field Biologist State Of Montana Columbus, MT,

Relevant Project Work and Experience:  

  • USFS Forest Inventory (DPM): Trained staff to on CSE forest inventory survey protocols, managed USFS communications. 
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Forest Inventory Project: Conducted inventory level forest surveys on tribal lands in New Mexico per standard CFI protocols. 
  • BLM Red Rocks Conservation Area Wildfire Fuels Mitigation Plan: Led field surveys and analysis of fuels risk related to invasive grass species.  
01/2016 to 09/2016
Science Educator Hampton University Hampton, VA,
  • Developed intriguing online-based curriculum to meet Colorado STEM education standards.
  • Conducted individualized enrichment and remediation sessions to increase student interaction and learning.
06/2015 to 08/2015
Fisheries Technician Colorado Parks And Wildlife City, STATE,
  • Conducted fisheries surveys using techniques including: gill netting, backpack electro-shocking, boat shocking, seining, and trap netting.
  • Collected field data and survey results to maintain Colorado State data sets and create standardized reports.
  • Streamside macroinvertebrate surveys to assist Colorado State research teams.
03/2015 to 05/2015
Research Associate Desert Tortoise Monitor Great Basin Institute City, STATE,
  • Conducted permitted research under regulation of Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.
  • Performed Desert Tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, mark recapture surveys for a partnership project with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Expected in
Bachelor of Science: Environmental and Organismic Biology
Fort Lewis College - Durango, CO
Degree coursework included: Genetics, Ornithology, Entomology, Evolution, Ecological Sustainability, Zoology, Botany, Plant Systematics, Plant Speciation and Evolution, Ecology, Weather and Climate, ArcGIS I & II, Stream Ecotoxicology Independent Study, and Macroinvertebrate Research Thesis Project.
Community Service
Volunteer, La Plata Open Space Conservancy, Fundraiser/Environmental Monitor/2014- PresentVolunteer, Animas River Days, Race Director/Fundraiser ​2015- PresentVolunteer, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Durango Fisheries Crew 2013-2015

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  • Environmental Scientist and NEPA Project Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Field Biologist
  • Science Educator
  • Fisheries Technician
  • Research Associate


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