Aaron Holmes

Research Associate

Dr. Holmes joined Point Blue in 1994 as a Palomarin intern biologist and student of Evergreen State University. He has headed up various programs and projects for nearly twenty years in Point Blue’s terrestrial ecology programs including being the lead scientist on extensive research on shrub-steppe habitat in California, Oregon, Nevada and Wyoming for over 15 years.  Aaron was the lead author of the Sagebrush Bird Conservation Plan and has published extensively on this highly-threatened ecosystem.  He recently completed his PhD at Oregon State University and founded Northwest Wildlife Science LLC, where he works closely with Point Blue’s Emerging Programs and Partnerships Group on research and policy issues related to shrub-steppe obligate birds, shrub-steppe enhancement, and grazing.