Carl Thelander

TITLE: Senior Ecologist, Member, Board of Directors
EXPERIENCE: 30+ years
EDUCATION: M.S., Biological Sciences, San Jose State University, CA
B.S., Biological Sciences, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo
MBA coursework, University of Santa Clara, CA
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  Mr. Thelander has over 30 years of experience with natural resource consulting on interdisciplinary projects in California and throughout the western United States. Mr. Thelander’s technical specialties include wildlife ecology, natural resources management, endangered species conservation, and ornithology, especially raptors. Mr. Thelander is highly published and is a recognized expert in the field of biological impacts associated with wind energy development. Before forming BioResource Consultants, Inc. (BRC), and most recently BRC-EQ3, Mr. Thelander spent nearly two decades as a founding Principal and Chief Executive Officer of BioSystems Analysis, Inc. whose annual sales reached $10 million. Through his career, he has managed a vast array of projects, including projects that extended over several years and with budgets in excess of several million dollars.


  • Project/Program Management
  • Principal Review of Deliverables
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Raptor Biology
  • Editing/Publishing
  • Technical Project Oversight
  • Study Design/Methods
  • Environmental Analysis of Energy Infrastructure