Habitat Potential is lucky to have a crew of hardworking enthusiastic young people with an interest in sustainability and the environment. Many of us have roots in the Bay Area and a personal interest in caring for the land around our hometown. For our team, visiting new sites is both an adventure and a chance to gain new experience.
About Josiah Clark
California Contractors License #1043929
Consulting Ecologist & Founder of Habitat Potential
Josiah studied Restoration Ecology at University of California Santa Cruz, where he earned his degree in Environmental Studies. Soon after graduating he and a friend started a native nursery called Nature’s Acres Nursery. The idea for a native plant nursery came to him with the realization that native plants must ultimately do the majority of the work to heal damaged land.
As a consulting ecologist, Josiah cut his teeth on many large scale infrastructure preservation projects that deal with educating and demonstrating sound, land stewardship, management and and maintenance practices. In 2002 he founded Habitat Potential. Since the start of Habitat Potential he has done work for a wide range of clients including the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco Significant Natural Areas Program, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Golden Gate Audubon Society, and dozens of private property owners in California.
He has written for many online publications including: Bay Nature Magazine, The Clapper Rail a Marin Audubon Society Newsletter, The Golden Gate & The Sequoia Audubon Societies, and has been featured in articles in the Golden Gate Audubon Society, SFGATE, SFWEEKLY, VICE & The NEW YORK TIMES.
Bay Nature Magazine Articles By Josiah Clark:
Spring Brings Peak Bird Biodiversity
Ask the Naturalist: Where Do Birds Go When it Rains?
A Helping Hand for the Hairstreak
Featured in the following publications:
NEW YORK TIMES: Clinging to the Forest Despite the Chaos
SAN FRANCISCO GATE: GREEN Nature in the City / San Francisco's naturalist underground works to bring it back,
Why ravens, crows are more common now in Bay Area
SFWEEKLY: Spotting Birds at a Record Pace, with a Camera and a Bike
VICE MAGAZINE: Our House
Josiah also compiled and wrote the Presidio Bird Checklist for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.