The Ironwood team was founded in 2008 out of a collaboration of individual biologists who shared a similar work ethic and desire to make a difference. We specialize in biological resource management, impact assessment, regulatory permitting, compliance monitoring, and information management for a range of industries including energy, military, utility, engineering, commercial, and residential infrastructure projects. Our team consists of hard-working, experienced professionals who enjoy the challenges of finding solutions for complex issues.


Our mission is to provide public and private clients with fieldwork and reporting based on the best available science and hard work. We are committed to efficiently delivering scientifically defensible work products that help our clients meet environmental permitting and compliance requirements.



We understand our client’s needs from the moment we begin working together. Through effective communication we are able to help avoid and minimize impacts early in the project design phase, thus reducing the weight of future permitting and costly mitigation. Our clients benefit are able to rely on dedicated Ironwood staff to provide individual attention and creative problem-solving, resulting in high-quality services.



We value diversity and the unique experiences, strengths, and perspective each individual brings to the team. Our values center on integrity, respect, and opportunity. Each crew members’ individual experience, needs, and opinions are valued. Our collective team is stronger than the sum of its parts. Ironwood values providing crew members with opportunities to gain experience that serve to make individuals, and thereby our crew as a whole, stronger and better prepared to face continued challenges in both our work and personal lives.


We also view our customers as essential of our team.



We provide biological consulting services through western U.S. with emphasis in Southern and Central California as well as Nevada and Arizona.