Wildlife Research Associates is a small biological consulting firm located in Sonoma County, in Northern California. The principals are Trish and Greg Tatarian.
Wildlife Research Associates provides focused surveys for special-status wildlife species, habitat assessments, due diligence surveys and reports, habitat enhancement, mitigation design and monitoring, construction monitoring, scientific field research for species management, and related services.
We collaborate with other wildlife specialists, consulting firms, and disciplines, to provide botanical surveys, wetland delineations, and other services.
Trish Tatarian, MSc., is a general ecologist, experienced with a wide range of taxa, however with a longtime focus on amphibian telemetry research and surveys. She has conducted several multi-season research projects, and also prepares Biological Assessments, Site Assessments and conducts construction monitoring for a wide variety of species.
Mrs. Tatarian possesses state and federal permits for surveys and research with California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii), California tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum), western pond turtle (Clemmys marmorata), and other species. Mrs. Tatarian has worked in the biological consulting field since 1992.
Greg Tatarian is a bat specialist, but experienced with a wide range of taxa including raptors, amphibians and small mammals. He first began conducting humane wildlife control in 1991, with a special focus on humane solutions to problems with bats. Mr. Tatarian now provides bat surveys of bridges, buildings, trees and other natural and man-made habitat, habitat assessments, mitigation plans, implementation and monitoring, mitigation roost designs, and habitat enhancement consulting for vineyard and orchard owners interested in incorporating natural predators of agricultural pest species.
Since 1993, Mr. Tatarian has designed, built and developed many artificial roost designs for bats, many of which have been used to provide mitigation habitat for projects both large and small. A holder of state permits for a wide range of species and a Memorandum of Understanding for bats, Mr. Tatarian has conducted bat surveys and research since 1995.