Wildlife Biologist

    Orange County, California


  • Work

    Barry Nerhus is the founder and senior biologist of Endemic Environmental Services, Inc. He's also the founder and president of the Institute for Conservation Research and Education. He teaches part-time at a local community college and also runs online educational courses. Prior to founding ICRE, he founded the Orange County chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (OCSCB).

    Barry specializes in herpetology and has extensive experience working with and studying Southern California's native pond turtle, the southwestern pond turtle. His observations of the rare species sparked his passion for conservation biology.

    Read Barry's Master's Thesis: The movements, habitat use, and population assessment of western pond turtles (Actinemys marmorata) in a Southern California seasonal wetland

  • Specialties

    Design, consultations, and implementation native habitat restoration in southern California, Wildlife surveys, Project Management, Habitat Restoration Plans, Species Management Plans, Survey Protocols, Proposal Writing, CEQA Permitting, Water Quality Monitoring, Construction Monitoring, Invasive Species Management, Experimental Designs, Weed Control Management, Vegetation Mapping

  • Education 

    California State University-Long Beach

    MS, Biology


    UC Irvine

    Bachelor's, Biology/Ecology


    Founded OSCSB as an undergraduate.

  • Portfolio

    Read some of Barry Nerhus' blog posts!

    2019年8月9日 · Barry Nerhus,Endangered Species,Conservation,Extinction
    The world is currently undergoing a major species extinction crisis. The risk of extinction has increased like never before. An international panel recently released a report revealing that one million species are at risk for extinction due to human activities. The panel, the UN Intergovernmental...
    2019年8月9日 · Barry Nerhus,Environment,Conservation
    In a world where everyone is privy to buzz words like “climate change”, “global warming”, and “endangered species” – just to name a few – it is hard to believe that there is such a lack of education on environmental issues. It is the duty of man kind to understand the planet they live on....
    2019年7月11日 · Barry Nerhus,Conservation,Eco-Friendly,Environment,Ecosystem
    You may already realize the importance of maintaining the world we live in. You might recycle, use less water, and make smarter, more eco-friendly purchases on a day-to-day basis. This is great! Are you looking for a way to help even more? Are you searching to take that next step to preserve our...
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