Dan Airola is a Wildlife Biologist with strong experience in corporate management of consulting businesses. He is President of Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of NHC Ltd, a $30 MM Canadian firm that specializes in water resource science and engineering. He also serves as co-chair of the firm’s Board of Directors. Previously, Dan ran his own sole-proprietorship biological consulting firm and was a Vice President and Board Chair of Jones & Stokes Associates a western U.S. Environmental Consulting firm. Altogether, he has 38 years of experience practicing and managing environmental and engineering consulting firms based in northern California. He also serves as a Director of a large California environmental consulting firm and several non-profit conservation groups. Independently Dan conducts long-term research and conservation programs on at-risk bird species and bird-urban habitat relationships. He has conducted long-term studies and published over 60 scientific papers, including works on the population status, ecology, and conservation of the Purple Martin and Tricolored Blackbird, importance of native oaks to migrant and resident birds in urban habitats, Turkey Vulture and Swainson’s Hawk migration, and effects of West Nile Virus on bird populations.