Mr. Lester has over 30 years of experience in rare plant surveys, and 20 years of experience in wildlife surveys and wetlands investigations. He also has experience in preparing noise studies and investigations. Mr. Lester has extensively surveyed in Sonoma, Lake, Monterey, Mendocino, Trinity, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties in the past 20 years, including having assisted Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD), the City of Eureka, Chevron USA, City of Arcata, Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District, and Green Diamond Resource Company with biological surveys, wetlands, and permitting. Mr. Lester has worked closely with agencies such as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the California Coastal Commission to analyze, monitor, and prepare mitigation plans for numerous projects.