Project Wildlife Biologist
Ina Pisani joined Nomad Ecology in 2021. She brings over 15 years of endangered species conservation experience and a working knowledge of programmatic and project-specific regulatory permitting for ecological protection and restoration, primarily in riparian habitats, throughout California. For 12 years, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, she conducted section 7 consultations and developed Habitat Conservation Plans under the Endangered Species Act for threatened and endangered species such as the northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, southwestern willow flycatcher, and California red-legged frog. She authored endangered species recovery plans, such as the Recovery Plan for the California Red-legged frog.
Ina served as member of interagency teams assembled to develop long term solutions for problems affecting the San Francisco Bay-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem and the Trinity River. Ina spent three years with NOAA Fisheries (National Marine Fisheries Service), completing internal Section 7 consultations and NEPA documents to analyze impacts and benefits of recovery and enhancement permit applications for research on anadromous salmonids in watersheds of the San Francisco Bay Area. Working towards conservation goals within her own community of Napa Valley, Ina has served for over ten years as the Conservation Representative on the Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission, where she advises the Napa County Board of Supervisors on policy matters and funding proposals that preserve and enhance Napa County wildlife and habitats.