Geoffrey Palmer is a biologist with over 15 years of experience working with numerous species worldwide, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Geoffrey has a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina and a M.S. in Wildlife Conservation and Management from the University of Arizona. His project experience includes work in renewable energy, oil and gas, and transmission markets. Geoffrey has worked on numerous wind energy projects conducting wildlife surveys at pre-construction and post-construction phases of development. At pre-construction sites, he performed avian point counts and conducted surveys for sensitive species (bald/golden eagles and other raptors, including roost and nest sites, black-tailed prairie dog colony mapping, burrowing owl dens, lesser and greater prairie-chicken lek surveys, and black-capped vireo habitat mapping). At post-construction sites, Geoffrey conducted searches around wind turbines for casualties and collected biological/location data on casualties found, as well as performed carcass removal trials. His work for wind energy has also included development of Habitat Conservation Plans and Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies.
Geoffrey also has direct experience working with threatened and endangered (T&E) species, including compliance with Endangered Species Act Section 7 and 10. He has done extensive work with avian and bat species, including several T&E species, such as the California spotted owl, black-capped vireo, lesser prairie-chicken, Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat, gray bat, and burrowing owl.