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Dr. David Zippin


Vice President

David Zippin, PhD

David Zippin has more than 20 years of experience in applying ecological science to environmental management and planning. His specialty is regional conservation planning and implementation, including habitat conservation plans (HCP), natural community conservation plans, and biodiversity conservation strategies.

Dr. Zippin has expertise in compliance with U.S. federal and state endangered species acts, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and wetland regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA). His experience includes more than 35 conservation plans and their environmental documents for government agencies, water agencies, and transportation agencies at the local, state, and national levels; utilities; and timber and energy companies. He has also developed national tools for assessing the environmental impacts of electric transmission and transportation projects.

Dr. Zippin has a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Texas–Austin and a B.A. in Ecology from the University of California–San Diego. He is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Understanding the Habitat Conservation Planning Process in California: A Guidebook for Project and Regional Conservation Planning.


Conferences + Trade Shows - A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) 2014 Conference - Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making

ICF International will deliver presentations at the A Community of Ecosystem Services (ACES) 2014 Conference, an event that brings together the ecosystem services community and provides an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions.


Conferences + Trade Shows - 7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration - Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience

ICF International will present, sponsor, and exhibit at the 7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration, an event focused on goals and practices of coastal and estuarine restoration and management.


Conferences + Trade Shows - The Wildlife Society Annual Conference

ICF International will deliver presentations at The Wildlife Society (TWS) Annual Conference, the largest gathering of wildlife professionals in North America.


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