Environmental Scientist and Biologist
Greg Foote, staff biologist for TEAM, is qualified to conduct many types of biological surveys and has experience in coordinating with state and federal agencies to ensure sensitive biological resources are managed and protected according to Best Management Practices. Mr. Foote is highly adept at conducting field surveys and has taken part in numerous biological assessments in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. He also has experience in assessing the biological integrity of stream habitats using the State of California’s Stream Bioassesment Procedures, has completed the Desert Tortoise Council’s Tortoise Handling workshop, and has been trained to assess impacts to bat species related to abandoned mine lands.
Greg has worked with Bishop Paiute Tribe’s Environmental Management office to assess the health of the streams and canals that occur on their reservation. He has also assisted the Bishop Paiute Tribe’s Community Development Department on multiple biological and botanical surveys for Endangered Species and Species of Special Concern. Mr. Foote has conducted initial studies and biological resource assessments for NEPA and CEQA permitting. He has also conducted Desert Tortoise field surveys and numerous nesting bird surveys in Inyo County.
In addition to his field expertise, Mr. Foote has worked on numerous GIS projects, has managed several Microsoft Access multi-relational databases, and has worked collaboratively with Mono County staff regarding GIS data to create maps for a series of watershed assessments for the Mono County Planning Department. Prior to joining TEAM, Mr. Foote was employed by the State of California, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) where he worked on numerous projects related to Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. Some of the projects worked on by Mr. Foote while at DFG include: biological assessments of high mountain lakes in the Eastern Sierra to improve fisheries and wildlife management; fish planting on the West Walker River; assisting with the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep project; various field surveys of wildlife and habitats using mapping and analysis of radio telemetry and GIS data; and biological assessments of LADWP-maintained waterways for fauna and flora (focusing on aquatic species) to determine Best Management Practices for LADWP maintenance activities.