Michael Tuma

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Michael has more than 25 years of experience in wildlife ecology and applied conservation. He is an expert in Endangered Species Act and California Endangered Species Act permitting and regulatory processes. He specializes in the study of tortoises, including desert tortoises, and is an experienced leader, having mentored biologists in a diversity of settings. Michael has project experience in a variety of market sectors, including renewable energy, land management, transportation, water infrastructure, gas and mineral extraction, and land development.

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Mojave Desert Tortoise Studies, Documentation, Permitting, and Mitigation Programs at Project Sites

Biological consultants protect Mojave Desert tortoises from potentially harmful projects by determining their presence on project sites, assessing project effects, and sometimes translocating tortoises from project development areas. FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) biologists can conduct technical studies and documentation, acquire project permits, and implement minimization and monitoring measures for any project involving Mojave Desert tortoises.


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