Vernadero Welcomes Our New Project Manager Patrick McConnell

Project Manager | San Diego, CA | pmcconnell@vernadero.com | (602) 456-8269


Patrick Mcconnell has more than 15 years of experience in field biology with an emphasis on plant ecology, including botanical surveys, experiment and study design, vegetation mapping, and monitoring methodology for vegetation communities.


His background includes designing restoration-related experiments for willlowy monardella

(Monardella viminea) and thread-leaved brodiaea (Brodiaea filifolia). He has also designed and carried out long-term monitoring programs for Orcutt's hazardia (Hazardia orcuttii), San Diego thornmint (Acanthomintha ilicifolia), and thread-leaved brodiaea.


His skills in rare plant and vegetation monitoring and his survey experience demonstrate taxonomic expertise that adds value to his understanding of the biodiversity of Southern California.


His recent experience includes having managed both the invasive plants and habitat restoration programs at the Environmental Security – Land Management Section (LMS) of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. At LMS, he designed and implemented a pre-post-fire grasslands monitoring program and aided Environmental Security with monitoring and mitigation design for training impacts on thread-leaved brodiaea.


Mr. McConnell has both BS and an MS in Biology from San Diego State University. He holds a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to survey for coastal California gnatcatchers (Polioptila californica californica) and maintains a CalDPR Category B Pesticide Applicator's License.