John Wandke

As senior restoration ecologist and project manager for Rana Creek Design, John applies his diverse background in earth sciences and ecological landscape design to a variety of native habitat restoration projects within a wide array of environments found in Central California and beyond. John’s insight and expertise contribute to Rana Creek’s ongoing successful project completion in several areas including revegetation test plot plans and studies; botanical monitoring, mitigation and compliance reporting; biological assessments and habitat conservation plans; and reporting to meet various permitting agency requirements including California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Surface Mining and Reclamation Act, and Army Corps of Engineers 404. His multifaceted project experience provides valuable expertise at both the field level, and during the preparation of technical reports and communications with regulatory agencies on behalf of clients ranging from residential property owners to large industry/commercial and local governments. John has been a principal contributor to many influential projects throughout his career, including restoration of 20 acres of coastal dune habitat at Point Piños in Pacific Grove contributing to improved recovery of three rare plant species. As a native of the Monterey Peninsula with a passion for nature, John enjoys surfing, hiking, and backpacking in the Ventana Wilderness of Big Sur. He is also an avid scuba diver, skier, and guitarist.



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