Certified Wildlife Biologist
San Rafael, CA
Certified wildlife biologist and co-founder of Ibis Environmental, Inc., Ms. Orloff has more than 25 years of experience as a wildlife biologist and environmental consultant, both nationally and internationally. She specializes in biological assessments for rare and endangered wildlife, inventories of wildlife populations, habitat evaluation and management, and impact analysis and mitigation design.
Over the last twenty-five years, she has evaluated potential impacts and developed mitigation plans for hundreds of projects throughout California and the West, including hydroelectric, transmission corridor, pipeline, mining, oil well, hazardous waste site, geothermal, windfarm, subdivision, new town, and recreational projects.
Ms. Orloff is an expert in the sensitive species of the San Joaquin Valley and has managed and supervised numerous field‑intensive investigations of the endangered San Joaquin kit fox. She is considered an authority on the kit fox and has published several professional papers on this species. Ms. Orloff has also worked extensively on windfarm developments and their impact on sensitive species. She has designed and managed several studies to assess the impacts of windfarm development on bird populations, including one in the Altamont Pass that has received worldwide attention.
Ms. Orloff has a federal permit to handle and study the endangered California tiger salamander and has conducted numerous studies on this species, one of which resulted in a published professional paper. With years of experience assessing and resolving resource management conflicts with special-status species, she has a thorough understanding of state and federal environmental laws and regulations.