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Hello and welcome to AtoZec, we're a small collective of professionals powered by passion. We focus on wildlife surveys in Arizona and the Southwest, as well as numerous biological and NEPA services.


As owner, my goal is to move the environmental permitting process forward in an accurate, timely, and legally defensible manner. As a small business AtoZec can provide its knowledge and skills in a cost effective and efficient manner.


I work hard to do the job right and help move your project along in accordance with environmental laws, stewardship, and preserving wildlife. It is important as we expand as a species and develop our infrastructure, to do so in a responsible fashion. I enjoy doing my small part and helping clients do theirs.


I truly value the connections made over the years and look forward to more. I appreciate you stopping by.  Feel free to contact me anytime. Thanks, and have a wonderfulday/night when you leave here. -Eric


desert tortoise biologist

Wildlife Surveys

  • Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo

  • Burrowing Owl

  • Mexican/northern Spotted Owl

  • Northern Goshawk

  • Eagles and Raptors

  • MBTA Nest Surveys

  • Avian Point-Count

  • Desert Tortoise

  • Flat-tailed Horned Lizard

  • Bat Presence/Absence

  • Small Mammal trapping

  • Invertebrate

  • ...and everything else


Biological Monitoring

Native/Sensitive Plant Surveys


ASLD Stumpage Assessment


Section 7 Consultation​

Biological Assessment/Evaluation

Environmental Training

NEPA Documents

elegant trogon

Eric Herman - Owner/Biologist


73 Casas Arroyo Rd

Sonoita, AZ 85637

Primary Legislation

National Environmental Policy Act


The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to integrate environmental values into their decision making processes by considering the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and reasonable alternatives to those actions. -EPA

desert tortoise

Endangered Species Act


The Endangered Species Act (ESA) protects endangered and threatened species and their habitats by prohibiting the “take” of listed animals and the interstate or international trade in listed plants and animals, including their parts and products, except under Federal permit. Such permits generally are available for conservation and scientific purposes. -USFWS

vermillion flycatcher

Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) makes it illegal for anyone to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to Federal regulations. -USFWS

bald eagle

Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act


The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) prohibits anyone, without a permit issued by the Secretary of the Interior, from "taking" eagles, including their parts, nests, or eggs. The Act provides criminal penalties for persons who "take, possess, sell, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import, at any time or any manner, any eagle, alive or dead, or any part, nest, or egg thereof."  -USFWS

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