Clifton Ladd, C.W.B.

Joined: Mar 23, 2013 Last Active: Dec 04, 2021 iNaturalist

Working as a wildlife biologist gives me plenty of good opportunities to study species all around Texas, my home state. Learning about different species and and their life histories has always been a passion, whether for my consulting work or traveling for other reasons. I like to take a few field guides wherever I go, and now iNaturalist is one of my main tools for learning.

Most of my professional work focuses on endangered species, including Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) and the U.S. Endangered Species Act. I served as the project manager and lead biologist for the consulting teams that wrote several Texas regional HCPs (working with some outstanding biologists!), including the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan (BCCP), Bastrop County Lost Pines HCP, Hays County HCP, and the Southern Edwards Plateau HCP. I am currently managing the HCP planning team for the Guadalupe River HCP. I have helped two other HCPs in a volunteer role, including the Edwards Aquifer Authority HCP Biological Advisory Team and the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District HCP Management Advisory Committee. I have had the honor of working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service on two Recovery Teams: the Golden-cheeked Warbler Recovery Team and the Barton Springs Salamander Recovery Team. I love my work, and consider myself very fortunate to have been able to contribute to these regional conservation efforts.

I'm a volunteer for Travis Audubon Society and served as a board member from 2009 to 2021. I'm curator for the Austin Bird-Building Collisions project, an effort by Travis Audubon Society to collect more information about this important issue.

Austin Bird-Building Collisions:
Travis Audubon Baker Sanctuary:
Fairview Park:
South River City Citizens Neighborhood:
North HUC 121002020205 (in Gonzalez County):
My 2020 iNat year in review:
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