MEET THE

PRINCIPALS

Our three Principals have over 60 years of combined experience producing biological resource reports for the CEQA process. The A&M team has extensive experience conducting biological resource surveys, producing reports, applications, and other documents and work products for the CEQA process, and obtaining local, state, and federal, agency authorizations.  

 

Choosing to lead by example, our innovative leaders strive to create a unique, engaging work environment that fosters the kind of loyalty and long-term commitment that makes for consistently happy team members, clients, and projects.

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​LynneDee Althouse, M.S.

President/Principal Scientist

LynneDee Althouse is a consulting biologist, restoration ecologist, botanist, soil scientist, and Clean Water Act specialist with extensive experience, having conducted hundreds of surveys and restoration projects in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Monterey, San Joaquin, Kings, and Ventura Counties.

 

LynneDee is an expert botanist and a soil scientist with a strong background in watershed ecology. She has extensive experience regarding the flora of central and coastal California, including the Carrizo Plain. She has been a lecturer in conservation planning at UCSB, and has taught natural history and soil science at Cal Poly State University.  She has trained many students and employees to become environmental professionals, including conservation planners and restoration ecologists.

Dan is trained in the ecology and evolution of plants and animals, receiving his doctoral degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work has investigated the biology, taxonomy, evolution, and ecology of a wide range of plants and animals. Dan has over 25 years of experience. Together with LynneDee Althouse, he founded A&M in 1998.

Dr. Meade has expertise with monarch butterfly biology and conservation, pollinators, San Joaquin kit fox biology and conservation, wildlife studies, botanical investigations, wetlands, CEQA processes and documents, federal and state endangered species acts, federal and state permitting, conversation banking, management plans for sensitive habitats, rare species and rangeland, and conservation and mitigation plans.

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Vice President/Principal Scientist

Daniel Meade, Ph.D

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Principal Biologist

Jason has been with Althouse and Meade, Inc. for more than 22 years. He  obtained his Bachelor’s degree from UCSB in cultural anthropology and religious studies in 1995 but has been pursuing his passion of biology and natural history studies since the early 1990’s. Jason is experienced in a wide range of biological field studies, with extensive experience conducting avian and wildlife surveys and is an expert botanist with the flora of central California. He is the Curator of Lichens at the R.F. Hoover Herbarium at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he is actively researching lichen taxonomy and the lichen flora of California. 

 

He has experience with renewable energy projects in California, Minnesota, Texas and elsewhere in the United States. In addition to renewable energy projects, Jason is very experienced in biological studies and environmental permitting in other business sectors in California, including residential and commercial development, railroad and interstate commerce, and cannabis cultivation permitting.

 

Jason Dart, B.A.

In memory of our dear friend
1957 - 2017
Patrick "Pat" J. Mock, Ph.D.

     Dr. Patrick "Pat" J. Mock, a Principal Biologist at Althouse and Meade, Inc., passed away on February 11, 2017. Pat’s expansive knowledge, insight, skill, and happy energy are dearly missed.

     Pat contributed extensively to the preservation and conservation of land throughout California. Our condolences and warmest thoughts are with his family.

     If you would like to donate to The Nature Conservancy, in Dr. Mock’s honor, please use the link below. Please list Person to be Notified as Melanie Munns at 1602 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446

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