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Combining technology and expertise to give real solutions for coexisiting with wildlife

Dedicated to research

Providing the wildlife perspective to development



  • Biotechnical studies and Reports

  • Listed species occupancy surveys

  • Habitat and Mitigation Parcel management

    • WRI is legally set up as a Land Trust

  • Biological support for environmental permitting including NEPA, RCRA, the Endangered Species Act

  • Construction and mitigation monitoring

  • Toxicology

  • HCP and other regional conservation planning and wildlife monitoring and management. Top Predator Ecology

  • Aerial Raptor Surveys

  • Construction Monitoring for Golden Eagles  & other raptors

  • Camera Trap Studies

  • Satellite & GSM Telemetry Studies

  • Ground Surveys of raptor nests

  • Mitigation Land Management

  • Raptor Productivity Surveys

  • Prey Studies

WRI Research Projects: CA NV MT NM Canada Mexico. Research at the WRI is focused on issues relating to the challenges of managing wildlife in the face of burgeoning human populations.  Most of our work is in California; however, we are also involved in studies in Montana and New Mexico and are cooperating with the Canadian and Mexican Wildlife Services on transborder species.

Aerial Surveys

Helicopters offer a cost-effective and efficient method for large survey areas. Our Senior Eagle Biologist has over 40 years of Eagle and Raptor experience and has logged over 1500 flight hours surveying Golden Eagle nesting.

Ground Surveys

Ground observations highlight behaviors at a particular nest site or territory.  WRI conducts field ground surveys of eagles, raptors and their territories and nesting sites.

Remote Field Cameras

Remote field cameras discreetly capture close-up images of wildlife including birds and mammals, prey and predators. Field cameras can document travel corridors of land mammals

Biological Reports & Consultation

Large and small scale development projects benefit from our data-forward reporting including Biological Opinion reporting from our experts. 

Satellite & GSM Telemetry

Banding and marking golden eagles with satellite transmitters allows WRI Biologists to track eagle movements from Alaska to Mexico!

Land Trust Mitigation  

WRI is a land trust and has an endowment with the San Diego Foundation to manage a parcel in the Ramona Grassland Preserve.