Kaveh Motamed, MS is Rangeland Conservation Scientist for LD Ford. He has a thorough understanding of California flora, invasive species management, habitat restoration, and rangeland management. He has 2 years of combined professional experience in the field of natural resource management and rangeland management. For his master’s program at UC Berkeley, he managed a year-long soil seed bank study examining multiple Central California orchards to predict potential rangeland productivity in the case of orchard abandonment, as well as participating in the development of a grazing management plan for EBRPD’s Wildcat Canyon and two ranches in the Tehachapi mountains. Prior to his entry in the range management world, Kaveh spent a significant amount of time in the field with San Francisco’s Natural Resources Department and Habitat Potential (consultants) honing his knowledge of the region’s native and invasive plants, and native habitat restoration. He also has comprehensive skills in ArcGIS and other ESRI-related products.