Adam Chasey is a certified California Field Botanist who has been with Nomad Ecology since 2016. He brings over 10 years of experience in natural and environmental related fields to the team and has spent his career studying and stewarding the natural resources of the Bay Area.
Mr. Chasey’s expertise at Nomad Ecology includes conducting floristic surveys, wetland assessments and delineations, vegetation community classifications, weed assessments and mapping efforts, post-fire monitoring, and implementing and monitoring restoration projects. He has conducted rare plant surveys for over a hundred projects across thousands of acres of open space in sensitive habitats including serpentine grasslands and wetlands and has made valuable botanical discoveries throughout the Bay Area. In addition to his extensive botanical expertise, he has experience with many of the region’s sensitive wildlife species, having conducted preconstruction surveys and construction monitoring for Alameda whipsnake, California red-legged frog, foothill yellow-legged frog, California tiger salamander, San Francisco dusky-footed woodrat, western pond turtle, and nesting birds. He has also conducted and helped establish a CDFW-approved protocol for phased relocation of San Francisco dusky-footed woodrat nests.
Mr. Chasey received Bachelor of Science degrees from U.C. Santa Cruz in the Environmental Studies and Politics departments. He went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University’s Geography and Environment department, where his thesis provided the first characterization of the soil seed banks of Southeast Farallon Island. His academic and professional experience also includes experimental design, database management, recording management actions in ArcGIS, and data analysis in the R statistical environment.