M.S., J.D. CEO and Principal Owner
Mary E. Darling, M.S., J.D. is the CEO and a founding principal owner of Darling Geomatics. She holds a master’s degree in wildlife and fisheries biology and a law degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. Ms. Darling is an FAA Part 107 licensed UAV pilot as well as two term Past President of the Southern Arizona Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and a former National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Board Member. She served as a member of the Sonoran Desert Habitat Conservation Steering Committee for Pima County and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Recovery Team. Ms. Darling has performed numerous Section 7 Endangered Species Act consultations to assist private landowners with the permitting processes involved when a threatened or endangered species or critical habitat is present in areas proposed for development. She has authored and successfully completed a project specific Habitat Conservation Plan for the Mojave Desert Tortoise in Nye County Nevada, which resulted in the County obtaining an incidental take permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Ms. Darling's experience includes 12 years with the U.S. Forest Service, during which she served two years as Appeals and Litigation Coordinator. Recently, Ms. Darling has been involved with litigation as a consultant to Cochise County, Arizona, Nye and Clark counties, Nevada; Custer County, Idaho; Amphitheater School District, and various other organizations dealing with the Endangered Species Act and Land Stewardship issues. Species that Ms. Darling has worked with include: Greater Sage-Grouse, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Mojave and Sonoran Desert Tortoises, Chiricahua leopard frog, Gila Chub, Sonoran Chub, Desert Sucker, Razorback Sucker, Flannelmouth Sucker. Little Colorado Spinedace, Loach Minnow, Spikedace, Moapa Dace, Desert Pupfish, Desert Springfish, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout, Redband Trout, Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Pima Pineapple Cactus, Desert Tortoise, Amargosa Toad, Sonoran Tiger Salamander, California and Mexican Spotted Owl, Ocelot, Jaguar, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon.
She is an FAA Part 107 licensed UAV pilot and also participates as a member of 3D laser scanning and survey crews. She has participated in a broad range of UAV, 3D laser scanning and land surveying projects throughout the United States, Mexico and Turkey.