Patrick Mulligan

1816 Blakeslee Ave. Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 362-2172


Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA – Graduating Summer 2009 B.S. in Rangeland Resource Science at Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA August 2006 – GPA 3.6 A.A.S. in Forestry Technology – S.U.N.Y. College of Environmental Science and Forestry May 1992

Experience 9/05-present Equities Trader Self-employed

I currently produce income by holding short term positions in volatile equities. I analyze financial statements, interview company officers, and track and quantify market and company metrics to rate probabilities of price movements. I trade my own account to produce a regular profit. I have returned an average of 30 percent each year I have been trading. 5/05- 10/06 Forestry Technician Natural Resources Management Eureka, CA Performed a variety of duties on company Timber Harvest Plans , including: • Cruised harvest areas using variable plot methods. Recorded survey data on HP handheld computers. • Marked timber according to California Forest Practice Rules. • Performed botanical surveys and authored final Botanical Survey Reports.
Botanical Survey Technician (Rare Plants) The Pacific Lumber Company Supervisor: Adam Forbes, Botanist (707) 445-7741 Scotia, CA


Crew supervisor. Responsible for comprehensive botanical surveys of timber harvest plan areas, including plant species lists, survey route maps, and locations of all rare & sensitive species. Required the ability to sight ID all vascular plants and intimate knowledge of rare plant habitats. As a supervisor of a 2-3 person crew, I was responsible for receiving daily assignments from the Botanist, formulating and delegating survey routes, and maintaining crew safety and efficiency in the field. This included training new members on rare plant ID and habitats, techniques for survey route sketching, and use of 4wd vehicles and ATV’s. 1###BOT_TEXT###2 -3###BOT_TEXT###2 Forestry Technician The Pacific Lumber Company Supervisor: Mark Rodgers, Silviculurist (707) 764-2222 Scotia, CA

Tree planting contract administrator. Functioned as a company liaison and quality control officer for contracted tree planting crews. As units were planted, I would install 1/10-acre random plots and check for proper planting technique and spacing. Liased with crew supervisor to address planting issues. Logged plot locations and data using handheld HP-71B database computer. 5/99 – 10/99 Land Survey Technician GS-4 Bureau of Land Management- Arcata F.O. Supervisor: Dan Lippiec (707) 825-2344 Arcata, CA

Served as point person on a three-person cadastral survey crew for federal boundary surveys and corner locations. Scouted survey routes, located sequential stations, and used a powersaw to cut lineof-sight for instrument. Located and set corner monuments for official status using Global Positioning System instruments. Surveyed and set boundary markers for recent federal land

Patrick Mulligan
acquisitions. Work was primarily for the recently purchased Headwaters Forest Preserve in Fortuna, CA. Experience (Cont.) 5/98 –11/98 Forestry Technician (Prescribed Fire) GS-5 Whiskeytown N.R.A. Whiskeytown, CA

Interagency Prescribed Fire crewmember. As part of a 5-person type I crew, traveled to various parks in the western U.S. to assist park fire staff in implementing prescribed fire projects. My primary function was to assist staff in installing and reading prescribed fire monitoring plots to NPS protocols. Required the ability to sight ID vascular plants of many different regions. Served as a Fire Effects Monitor, Prescribed Fire Weather Specialist, and Ignition Specialist during burn implementation. 5/96-11/96 Biological Technician (Fire Effects) GS-4 Sequoia/Kings Canyon Nat’l Parks Three Rivers,CA

Fire effects crewmember. Served as part of a 5-person crew to install and read fire effects monitoring plots throughout the park. Performed all related functions, including plot locations, unknown plant identification, and database entry. Served as the grass ID specialist for crew. Also served as a Prescribed Natural Fire Monitor for in-park fires, qualifying as a Prescribed Fire Weather Specialist and Fire Effects Monitor. 11/94 – 5/96 Biological Technician GS-5 Carlsbad Caverns National Park NM Supervisor: Bill Route, surface RMS; Tim Stubbs, FMO Carlsbad,

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As the sole technician for the surface resource office, I performed a wide variety of functions, includingImplemented the initial prescribed fire monitoring scheme for the park. Designed plot location plan, initiated plot database, and installed 20 new brush plots according to NPS RX-80 protocols. Responsible for all plant ID, including grasses. Located 10 old fire effects plots, evaluated their effectiveness, and performed necessary work to bring up to new NPS protocols. Performed bi-annual monitoring of park’s endemic cactus population. Located, photographed, and evaluated ~300 individuals, logged results into park database, and authored periodic report on status of population for USFWS. Completed park research project on prescribed fire effects on endangered endemic cactus Corypantha sneedii. Reviewed prior project data, located and gathered final data on 164 individuals, performed statistical analyses of data, and authored final report on project results. Completed 2 semiannual rounds of park’s Mountain Lion monitoring transects. Learned mountain lion sign ID & habits, transect protocols, and recruited assistants for a 75 Km backcountry transect. Served as crew supervisor for several overnight and multi-day trips. Organized & entered data, performed statistical analyses, and authored final report on population status. Created comprehensive portable field herbariums for use of park staff. Collected and prepared samples of grass and brush species and organized into several notebooks with descriptive indicators. Used Global Positioning System instruments to perform a thorough update of park trail system for new park trails map. Coordinating with park GIS specialist, hiked park trail system to evaluate condition and location of backcountry trail system. Forestry Technician GS-5 NM Carlsbad Caverns National Park Carlsbad,

4/94 – 11/94

Wildland firefighter/ fire effects monitor. Served as a member of park’s fire crew on in-park and interagency wildfires. Functioned as an engine crewmember, squad boss, and sawyer on several type I incidents. Served as a fill-in member on two local type I hotshot crews for 21-day assignments. Attended RX-80 and learned park grass species, assisting FMO in reading fire effects monitoring plots. Served as Ignition Specialist for several large interagency prescribed fires. 5/92 – 11/93 Forestry Technician GS-4 Lake, OR Crater Lake National Park Crater

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Wildland firefighter/fire effects monitor. Served as squad boss or sawyer on in-park wilderness fire crew. Served as engine crewmember on an interagency foam engine task force. Supervised 3-5 people using power saws on a fuels reduction crew. Located and reread 15 fuel loading monitoring plots to park protocols. Gathered and entered data on park database, analyzed data and authored report on progress of park fuels reduction project.

Volunteer Experience 7/04-1/05 Fund Developer The Northcoast Environmental Center Arcata, CA. I independently solicited and successfully wrote a $900.00 equipment grant for the NEC from Patagonia, Inc. I also assisted in other grantseeking and fundraising activities. Grant Researcher The Buckeye Conservancy Ferndale, CA. I took this project-oriented position to gain experience researching grant foundations. I researched and authored a report on funding sources for a ranching conservation group.
• • • • • • • Able to sight ID vascular plants of Humboldt County to species or variety. Expert manual cartographer/map & compass user. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Access, Power point Experienced in use of HP dataloggers/Hand-held computers, and GPS instruments. Skilled ATV Operator. Expert chainsaw operator. Interagency Red Card Qualifications: • Prescribed Fire Manager • Communications Manager • Fire Effects Monitor • Tool & Equipment Specialist • Rx Fire Weather Specialist


Skills & Abilities

Interests/Hobbies Academics Spring 2004 Fall 2002 Spring/Fall 1991 References Employment Academic

Personal finance, backpacking, fly-fishing, playing music, snowboarding.

Presidential Scholar – Humboldt State University (GPA 3.9) Presidential Scholar - College of the Redwoods (GPA 3.8) Dean’s Honor Roll - SUNY Cobleskill (GPA 3.75) Frank Mileham, Forester, Natural Resources Management – 442-1735 Russ McNamara, Owner, Courthouse Union 76– 443-5874 Susan Edinger-Marshall, Soils & Rangeland Dept, HSU- 826-4064 Ken Fulgham, Soils & Range Dept, HSU- 826-4127