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About Toyon Consultants

Joe Rigney, Principal

Joe Rigney, Principal

Toyon Consultants is an Environmental Consulting firm, owned and operated by Joe Rigney.

Joe has worked as an biological consultant on the Central Coast of California for over 25 years. He started Toyon Consultants in 2008 as a way to bring his experience and passion to the forefront of environmental planning. By providing clients with the expertise needed to solve complex environmental planning issues, Joe has built a valuable reputation among clients and agency personnel.

Joe is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP #0078)

CERP #0078


  • General Biology, BS, UC San Diego
  • Philosophy, BA, UC San Diego
  • Successful CEQA Compliance and Updates
  • Jurisdictional Delineation of Waters of the U.S. (40+ Hours)
  • Grassland Monitoring Techniques
  • An Overview of Water Law and Policy in California
  • Habitat Conservation Planning
  • CNPS Rapid Assessment Protocol
  • Review Session for Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Using Livestock in Native Grass Restoration Tool
  • Wetlands Regulation and Mitigation
  • Stream Biological Monitoring
  • CEQA: A Step-by-Step Approach
  • CNPS Rapid Assessment Protocol
  • Gully Repair: Early Avoidance and Intervention
  • Riparian Habitat Conservation Workshop
  • Native Grassland Restoration
  • Using Prescribed Fire for Vegetation Management


  • Seascape Uplands HCP - 20 Years Later
    California Society for Ecological Restoation (SERCAL) Conference
    May 11, 2017
  • Natural History of the Esalen Institute
    Esalen Institute Sustainability Group
    July 23, 2012
  • Environment and a Sense of Place
    Esalen Institute Sustainability Group
    October 20, 2009
  • Native Plants in Living Architecture
    Monterey Peninsula Community College
    November 16, 2006
  • Botanical and Natural History Articles
    Santa Cruz Sentinel
    2005 - 2006
  • Invasive Exotic Control Using Non-herbicidal Methods
    California Society for Ecological Restoation (SERCAL) Conference
    October 26, 2002
  • Restoration Techniques for Santa Cruz Tarplant (Holocarpha macradenia)
    California Society for Ecological Restoation (SERCAL) Conference
    November 1, 2001


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