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Keane Biological Consulting

Keane Biological Consulting (KBC) assists an expanding list of clients in both government and private enterprise with any type of field surveys for plants or critters.

Kathy Keane, founder and president of KBC, is a biologist and ecologist who began her career in 1983 conducting surveys for endangered species.  In 1987 after graduating with her master’s degree in biology, she was hired by an environmental consulting firm and initiated her experience preparing a wide range of documents pursuant to environmental laws governing biological resources.

Ms. Keane has an undergraduate degree in ecology from Cornell University and a master's degree in terrestrial biology, with an emphasis on ornithology, from Cal State Long Beach.  She has specialized experience with several special-status species in southern California, including studies on the endangered California Least Tern, which breeds along the coast in protected nesting areas such as at the Port of Los Angeles.  She has also conducted surveys for the Western Snowy Plover and California gnatcatcher, and has overseen the surveys of other biologists for all other southern California endangered species.

Ms. Keane has supervised the work of other biologists and biological field teams for projects of less than one acre to those extending over 3,000 acres or 50 linear miles.  She has prepared biological resources sections of Environmental Impact Reports, subcontracting the work of other biological experts including botanists, insect specialists and wildlife corridor experts, conducted and supervised focused surveys on 18 special-status species, and provided mitigation and construction monitoring services for private residential projects to large-scale utility projects.