Donald Norman has a background in oceanography, environmental toxicology and wildlife ecology that is based upon strong empirical approaches using monitoring methods. Donald brings a strong background in Pacific NW and Gulf Coast wildlife conservation, assessment of impacts upon species and over 25 years of experience on a variety of monitoring and management projects with industry, NGOs, and government. In the Pacific NW, Donald has focused upon the monitoring of Great Blue Herons and land birds, where he also operates a small native plant nursery, assisting clients with restoration and mitigation options. In the Gulf of Mexico, Donald worked on the Deep Horizon oil spill and other large operations with heavy equipment and complicated logistics in southeast Louisiana. He understands the need for coastal restoration and will be an advocate for the completion of large projects as both an economic as well as ecological benefit to the region.
Donald Norman aka “Birdman” has been bird monitoring since his 1st Christmas Bird Count in 1968. NWC offers consulting services on a wide range of environmental issues. As an independent consultant, he has worked on many controversial projects and uses science and mediation to help offer solutions. The most important service NWC provides is the capability to get the job done, collect the data, and adjust methods to meet client needs. This requires an understanding of logistics and a willingness to withstand the extremes of fieldwork.