David Moen



  • M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Education, Leadership in Ecology,  Culture, and Learning, Portland State University 2008
  • B.A.  Intercultural Studies, BIOLA University 1998


  • Ventana Wildlife Society, Salinas, CA
    • Wildlife Biologist 2011-Present
    • Condor Field Technician/Intern 2002
  • On-call Wildlife  Biologist, ICFI (formerly Jones and  Stokes), Sacramento, CA 
  • Condor Nest Technician/Intern, Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara, CA 2010
  • Condor Research Associate, Americorp, Oregon Zoo, Portland,  OR 2007-2009
  • Environmental Educator, Audubon Society, Portland, OR  2005
  • Field Technician, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hart Mountain Refuge, OR 2001-2002
  • Naturalist, Mission Springs Outdoor School, Santa Cruz, CA  1998-2000
  • Field Technician, The Peregrine Fund, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, TX 1999


David has been actively engaged in California Condor research and management since 2002, when he  joined Ventana Wildlife Society as an intern. His interest in condors developed into a graduate degree  program at Portland State University focusing on condor restoration. During that time, David partnered with the Oregon Zoo, providing tours of the condor breeding facility and outreach presentations to over  2,500 people. His knowledge and experience with California Condors  prompted the Portland Audubon Society to select David as a co-leader for a condor tour in California. David rejoined Ventana Wildlife Society’s Species Recovery Program in 2011 after an internship with Santa Barbara Zoo, during which he  further developed condor field  experience by assisting with nest entries, field observations, and condor trap-ups.  David brings 14 years of avian monitoring and environmental education experience to Ventana Wildlife  Society. Among other projects, David has assisted with Sage Grouse monitoring in Oregon and Aplomado  Falcon recovery in Texas.

Contact David Moen

Ventana Wildlife Society
Wildlife Biologist, Species Recovery
19045 Portola Drive, Suite F1
Salinas, California  93908
Phone: (831) 455-9514


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Fresno County, California
  • Kings County, California
  • Madera County, California
  • Mariposa County, California
  • Merced County, California
  • Monterey County, California
  • San Benito County, California
  • Stanislaus County, California
  • Tulare County, California
  • Tuolumne County, California

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