Our mission is to meet our clients' ecological and regulatory challenges with practical, science-based solutions that foster environmentally sustainability and enable project success.
About Us


Live Oak Associates (LOA) is a California Corporation and a State of California registered small business that provides a comprehensive range of ecological consulting services to private, government and nongovernmental organizations throughout California and the western United States. Our services include biological resource surveys and assessments, environmental permitting, impact analyses, environmental training and compliance monitoring and inspections.  Our clients rely on the LOA team of senior biologists and skilled technical and support staff for accurate data collection, sound scientific analysis, and professional document preparation to protect sensitive biotic resources and meet environmental regulatory requirements.

Project Map

Live Oak Associates, Project Sites

(Updated January 2015)

In order to meet our clients' diverse needs, LOA has assembled a team of more than 20 scientists representing a comprehensive range of biological disciplines - from general wildlife and plant ecology to specializations including herpetology, entomology, ornithology, arboriculture and

aquatic and wetland ecology.


LOA has a clear understanding of, and diverse experience in, the regulatory processes required by city, county, state, and federal agencies. Our project managers are experienced biologists who excel in seeing each project through its life cycle (i.e., planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and adaptive management). Whether our clients require biological surveys, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses and document preparation, Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 consultations, agency approvals, or Clean Water Act determinations and mitigation, LOA offers solid expertise and thoughtful solutions for successful project implementation.