Michael S. Fishman, CWB

Key Experience

  • 30+ years of experience in natural resource inventory surveys, including threatened and endangered species (bats and birds especially, but including all terrestrial taxa), wetlands, ecosystem services assessment.
  • 25+ years of experience in environmental impact assessment and environmental regulatory permitting for land use
  • Educator in science and field biological techniques and outdoor skills
  • Non-profit organization formation, and conference planning


Current and Past Affiliations

  • Edgewood Environmental Consulting, LLC – co-founder and partner
  • ERM (Environmental Resources Management)
  • GHD/Stearns & Wheler
  • Wildlife Habitat Council
  • New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
  • Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Michael is a skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced environmental consultant that takes land use projects from concept through construction in an environmentally sustainable approach. His creative approach to resolving land use conflicts with conservation goals has earned him respect among regulatory agencies, clients, colleagues, and communities.

He conducts field biodiversity and natural resource surveys, assesses environmental impacts of proposed land uses, plans for conservation measures to avoid and minimize adverse impacts, and develops mitigation for unavoidable impacts to achieve net conservation benefits.


Master of Science, Conservation Biology, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry