David Shaw, M.L.A., P.G., Principal, Hydrologist/Geologist
Dave Shaw uses various field and research skills to investigate wetland areas, ground water and stream systems through watershed analysis, monitoring, and real-time automated stream gaging. He has developed basin-wide studies to evaluate and characterize seasonal ground water-river interactions, water quality trends, and stream channel morphology to aid in habitat conservation and restoration planning. David's academic research focuses on the link between landscape analysis and restoration design.

• Professional Geologist (CA)
• M.L.A. Environmental Planning, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
• B.S. Geology, University of Vermont, Burlington, 1997




  • Bauder, E., Bohonak, A., Hecht, B., Simovich, M., Shaw, D., Jenkins, D., and Rains, M., 2009, A Draft Regional Guidebook for Applying the Hydrogeomorphic Approach to Assessing Wetland Functions of Vernal Pool Depressional Wetlands in Southern California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc. project number 98078, guidebook prepared for EPA Region 9 and San Diego State University, 199 p, 17 tables, 12 figs. and 4 appendices (pdf)

  • Shaw, D., Hecht, B., and Thompson, K., 2008, Hydrology and Geology Assessment of the Pismo Creek Watershed, San Luis Obispo County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 207133, consulting report prepared for Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, 43 p., 8 tables, 16 figs., and 3 appendices (pdf)

  • Shaw, D., Anderson, S., Levine, J., Tollefson, K., Hecht, B., and Bauder, E., 2006, Characterizing the morphology and function of San Diego vernal pools: Poster prepared for the 2006 Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project Symposium, March, 2006. (pdf)

  • Shaw, David, 2006, Wetland processes and opportunities for restoration in the Rodeo Lagoon Watershed, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Marin County, California: M.S. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 76 p., 6 tables, 18 figs., and 2 appendices. (pdf)

  • White, C., Owens, J., Mallory, B., Shaw, D., and Hecht, B., 2005, Bear Creek water quality study, 1999-2002, Woodside, San Mateo County, California: State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference, 7th Biennial, Oakland, California, October 2005. (pdf abstract)

  • Shaw, David, 1997, Seasonal and spatial variations in groundwater-river interactions on the Browns River Underhill and Jericho, Vermont: 19 p. + tables, figures. (pdf)