Provost & Pritchard Adds Biological Services

Press Release:  December 19, 2019

FRESNO, CA: Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group has added a new professional service to their list of capabilities: biological consulting services. The services are led by staff biologist Brooke Fletcher, who also recently passed the Certified Arborist examination administered by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

“We are excited to be able to provide these services for the benefit of our clients,” said company President Ronald Samuelian. “Brooke is an experienced biologist and offering these services is already helping our clients keep their projects moving and stay compliant during construction.”

Fletcher has been providing biological consulting services for Provost & Pritchard for nearly two years. Prior to joining the firm, she was employed as a biologist for the large-scale Drought and Hazardous Tree Removal Program for a major public utility in California. She gained additional experience while assisting an ISA Certified Arborist® and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor in conducting an arboricultural inventory and health and structural assessment for over 3,000 fire-damaged trees in Stanislaus National Forest.

The ISA developed the certified arborist examination with the input of tree care industry experts from around the world, representing a variety of aspects in the field of arboriculture. By passing the ISA Certified Arborist® examination, Fletcher has demonstrated a high level of knowledge regarding a wide range of arboricultural practices such as tree identification, tree biology, tree risk assessment, tree installation, establishment, and management, urban forestry, and tree preservation.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with an emphasis in evolutionary biology, ecology, and mammalogy from California State University, Fresno. She regularly attends professional workshops to further her knowledge in special status species, survey methods, and regulatory framework. In the past two years, she has attended workshops relevant to following species and topics: burrowing owl, foothill yellow-legged frog, desert tortoise, CEQA, wetland delineation, San Joaquin kit fox, and aquatic resources regulatory permitting. She is a member of the California Native Plant Society, Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Association of Environmental Professionals, Desert Tortoise Council, The Wildlife Society, as well as the ISA.

For more information on Provost & Pritchard’s biological consulting services, contact Fletcher at (559) 449-2700, email, or visit