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Southern CA Biology Division Manager

Karl serves as HELIX Environmental Planning’s Southern California Biology Division Manager where he leads a large team of biologists responsible for a variety of biological surveys and technical reports, aquatic resource delineations, regulatory and endangered species permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, and habitat restoration planning and implementation. Karl oversees the strategy, performance, and operation of the division, with focus areas that include employee development, business development, strategic planning, and financial performance.

Over his successful career at HELIX, Karl has served as a group manager, principal biologist, and senior project manager for a wide range of projects for public and private clients. He regularly provides strategic guidance to help minimize project impacts to biological resources during design, and he provides direction to guide clients through the complex and ever-changing regulatory permitting environment.

Karl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology from the University of California, Davis and is a Certified U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineator for the Arid West and Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast Regions.