About Terra Verde
Terra Verde Crew
Terra Verde is an environmental consulting firm founded in 2007. Our vision is to provide high quality environmental consulting services to assist private and public clients in planning, permitting, and ensuring compliance of their projects. We are committed to carrying out our work in a safe and responsible manner.
Meet the Team
Ecological Scent-Detection Dogs
About the Dogs
Terra Verde provides ecological scent-detection dog services for wildlife surveys. Two highly trained detection dogs are available for contract through Robyn Powers, handler and owner of the dogs and Senior Wildlife Biologist with Terra Verde. The detection dogs have nearly eight years of experience surveying for San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) scat and bird and bat fatalities.
Detection dog surveys are non-invasive and provide a less biased, efficient, and effective alternative to standard surveys for rare or cryptic species.
What we do
We discovered a new species
Former employee Kristen Nelson identified a new botanical species of spineflower growing in the serpentine soil while inventorying species for the city of San Luis Obispo’s Irish Hills Natural Reserve. The spineflower, Chorizanthe aphanantha or “Irish Hills spineflower,” was accepted by Madroño, the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the California Botanical Society. And, it will soon be recommended for inclusion as one of California’s most rare plants.
We provide high quality environmental consulting services to assist private and public clients in planning, permitting, and ensuring compliance of their projects. We are committed to carrying out our work in a safe and responsible manner.
We assist private and public clients in planning, permitting, and ensuring compliance of their projects.
“Great report . . .
The City looks forward to working with Terra Verde
in the future.”
Maintenance Superintendent, City of Morro Bay
“Your communication and response to communication was more than timely, concise, and courteous. Working with Terra Verde has been a professional pleasure.”
“I would recommend Terra Verde anytime I could because they care about what they are doing and are extremely professional in their approach.”
owner, Blue Sky Construction
We're headquartered in San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast of California. Our office space is shared with RRM Design Group who designed the building using energy-efficient materials and systems. We proudly operate our business in a space certified as Gold through USGB's LEED for Existing Buildings.