Project News

  • 07.26.2012

    Climate Action Plans (CAPs) have become important planning tools for communities to articulate how they will meet energy, mobility, and material resource challenges in a carbon-constrained economy.

  • 05.23.2012

    ESA PWA's innovative work on the Napa River Rutherford Restoration continues to receive attention. On Monday, May 21st the California State Legislature formally recognized the Napa River Restoration Rutherford Reach project and ESA PWA received a certificate honoring their work and contribution to the project. Andy Collison and Jorgen Blomberg were in attendance to receive the award on the company’s behalf, and were thrilled by the overwhelming enthusiasm for this successful project.

  • 02.14.2012

    Last night the City of Pleasanton officially adopted their Climate Action Plan – an accomplishment that marks the City’s commitment to sustainability and reducing community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 15% below 2005 levels by 2020. The Climate Action Plan, developed by ESA in close coordination with the City and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), meets the requirements for a “Qualified Greenhouse Reduction Plan” as specified by BAAQMD’s recently adopted CEQA guidelines.

  • 12.12.2011

    The Napa River flows though one of the most scenic landscapes in the Bay Area, and supports one of the largest remaining salmon runs, but it faces many challenges. In the mid 20th century the river corridor was squeezed from a broad ribbon to a narrow thread, as land managers cut off secondary channels and confined the river behind levees. At the same time urbanization and land drainage funneled more water into a narrower floodway. The result was channel incision – unable to spread its energy across a wide floodplain the river cut down into its bed, causing the banks to fail.

  • 11.15.2011

    This updated Handbook includes technical updates that respond to regulatory changes since the previous 2002 edition.

  • 11.09.2011

    Local Implementation of the National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion on the National Flood Insurance Program

  • 09.28.2011

    ESA partnered with the Sacramento County Airport System to help deliver the largest public works project in County history – the Sacramento International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Program, referred to as the Big Build.

  • 09.26.2011

    ESA directed the high-profile and award-winning four-year siting and environmental evaluation process for the new Brightwater wastewater treatment system. Our team attended the King County grand opening celebration on September 24th from 9am-4pm. Attendees were encouraged to check out the new Brightwater amenities including an education and community center, restored wildlife habitat and 70-acres of publicly accessible open space and trails.

  • 07.19.2011

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a San Francisco-based environmental science and planning firm, led the City and County of San Francisco’s environmental consultant team in releasing the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the 34th America’s Cup (AC34) venue for the City and Port of San Francisco. The DEIR is a fast-track, 1,500-page document completed just five months after the Notice of Preparation was released. A copy can be found on the City’s Environmental Planning Department website.

  • 01.16.2011

    State officials identified the Surfer’s Point project as the first of its kind and a model for managing threatened California coast sites. ESA PWA provided coastal engineering and design to restore degraded shoreline and help manage shoreline retreat along this popular Southern California recreational site, located along Seaside Park in the City of San Buenaventura. The team’s design focused on a more natural restoration of the shoreline using native materials and moving facilities back inland, balancing recreational needs with natural conditions and processes.