Sarah A. Norris, ISA Certified Arborist

Senior Regulatory Specialist, Biologist

Education

    M.S., Soils and Biochemistry, University of California, Davis
  • B.S., Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State University

Registrations and Licenses

    ISA Certified Arborist, CA No. WE-7726A

Sarah Norris has focused her career and more than 14 years of experience on botany and environmental compliance. She has extensive experience with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetland regulations and the permitting process pursuant to Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Section 1600 of the California Fish and Game Code (FGC).

Ms. Norris has experience with the federal Endangered Species Act and California Endangered Species Act compliance, particularly in Section 7 consultations. She also has experience conducting field surveys and assessing impacts on biological resources for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) documents. Sarah is a certified arborist and her botanical experience includes conducting tree surveys and risk assessments, rare plant surveys, vegetation mapping and classification, wetland delineation, and wetland conditional assessments. She has conducted surveys throughout the Central Valley, Sierra Foothills, north Coast Ranges, and Bay-Delta regions of California.