Dutch Slough: Charting a Path for the Future of Delta Restoration
Located on the Delta’s western edge in Contra Costa County, just east of Oakley, the Dutch Slough Marsh Restoration is more than a typical wetlands restoration project—it’s a first-of-its-kind experiment that is on track to shape and inform the future of estuarine restoration projects throughout the Delta.
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October 21, 2021

ESA Expands Mitigation Service Offerings with Two Key Hires Melissa Denena and Katie Dudney bring niche expertise to the firm’s Northern California Biological Resources and Land Management Team. Read More »
September 14, 2021

Patricia Fonseca Flores Joins ESA as New Sustainable Design Director Patricia Fonseca Flores, ASLA, LEED AP, has joined ESA as our new Sustainable Design Director. With her 15 years of landscape architecture experience managing landscape, urban design, and planning projects, Patricia will lead the firm’s sustainable design and develop community resilience strategies across all of our practice areas. Read More »
September 3, 2021

Historic Legislative Session Has Big Implications in Washington State The Washington State Legislature passed a two-year $59 billion budget and several major pieces of legislation that included many environmental permitting and regulatory provisions this last spring, and there are two that may impact your project: salmon recovery permitting and the Flood Control Assistance Account Program (FCAAP). Read More »
August 6, 2021

ESA Bolsters National Airports Practice with Addition of Senior Principal Aviation Specialist, Justin Cook Justin Cook join ESA as Senior Principal Aviation Specialist in its Airports practice. Working from the firm’s Los Angeles office, Justin will support the firm’s nationally-focused noise program and grow ESA’s aviation project portfolio in California, along with recent ESA hire, Jean-Christophe Dick. Read More »
August 6, 2021

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Specialist Dr. Daniel Swenson Joins ESA Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Daniel will work with clients and colleagues across the country to navigate and facilitate the permitting process for projects in a wide variety of industries. He has spent his nearly 20-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), most recently serving as Regulatory Branch Chief for the Baltimore District. Read More »
July 9, 2021

ESA Welcomes
Tamseel Mir as Southern California Community Development Director
Join us in welcoming Tamseel Mir as Community Development Business Group Director for ESA’s Southern California region. With more than 20 years of experience leading the environmental review process for large-scale planning and development projects across an array of industries, Tamseel takes the helm of the region’s largest group. Read More »
June 2, 2021

Katie Carroz, AICP, Joins Community Development Team in Seattle ESA’s Community Development team in the Pacific Northwest continues to grow with the addition of Katie Carroz, AICP, who has joined the team as Senior Environmental Planner in Seattle, Wash. Read More »
April 14, 2021

ESA’s Barbra Calantas Founds Environmental Professional Diversity Collective Since Barbra launched EPDC in the fall of 2020, the group has provided programs and events to educate local youth from underserved communities on career opportunities within the environmental industry, with the goal of developing a more diverse pipeline of job candidates. Learn more about EPDC and its most recent Job Shadow event that ESA co-hosted. Read More »
March 24, 2021

Melissa Gross Promoted to Director of Firmwide Business Services Melissa Gross has taken the helm of the firm’s coast-to-coast business services team. This critical position creates consistent, efficient, and effective upgrades to ESA’s business operations, workflows, and systems. Read More »
March 16, 2021

ESA Welcomes
Jean-Christophe Dick as Senior Airports Planner
Based in Southern Calif., Jean-Christophe brings more than 15 years of experience as a multi-disciplinary airport consultant and will work with ESA’s aviation professionals throughout the West Coast and across the country to deliver integrated planning and environmental solutions for clients. Read More »
March 4, 2021

Multidisciplinary Professionals Earn New Licenses and Registrations at ESA At the start of the year, three of our employee-owners announced new licenses and registrations, each of them involving professional practice, focused study, and rigorous testing. Please join us in congratulating them on their achievements! Read More »
February 24, 2021

Melissa Logue Joins
ESA as Northern California Transportation Director
With nearly two decades of experience in delivering public transportation and related infrastructure projects throughout California, Melissa will be based in ESA’s Sacramento office and will be responsible for overseeing transportation projects throughout Northern California as well as working collaboratively with transportation professionals throughout the company. Read More »
February 5, 2021

Easton Earns Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution Certification As a strategic planner and meeting facilitator, Spencer regularly leads projects with complex stakeholder engagement needs. He chose to pursue the Certificate in ECCR to build his skills and understanding of facilitation and collaboration. Read More »
January 6, 2021

Tim Sturtz, PhD, Joins ESA as Principal Air Quality Specialist Tim Sturtz, PhD, one of the Northwest region’s top air quality experts, has joined ESA. Tim will be providing expertise in air quality assessment and management, including greenhouse gas analyses and odor assessments. Read More »
December 21, 2020

Reducing Risks in Airports During a Pandemic As the world continues to navigate the impacts of COVID-19, ESA is committed to helping the aviation industry establish health and safety protocols for its employees and passengers. Read a brief synopsis of the briefing and find the full PDF in this story. Read More »
November 20, 2020

SCAG Climate Adaptation Guidebook Released The full SCAG guidebook has been released, providing steps cities and counties can take to better prepare their communities for climate change impacts. Read More »
November 17, 2020

ESA’s 2020 Scholarship Program Recipients We are honored to present three students – Jessica Brown, Sierra Red Bow and Victor Lopez – with the inaugural ESA Scholarship Program grants, established at the end of last year to commemorate our 50th anniversary. Read More »
November 13, 2020

Restored and Resilient: Bay Point Regional Shoreline Opens In a year where outdoor recreation has been the key to good health, the East Bay Regional Park District has announced that the long-awaited Bay Point Regional Shoreline will open to the public in November. Read More »
November 11, 2020

ESA’s Sacramento Office Ranked 2020 Best Places to Work ESA’s Sacramento office was ranked as one of the “2020 Best Places to Work” in the medium-sized company category by the Sacramento Business Journal. Read More »
October 14, 2020

New Jersey Passes an Environmental Justice Law with Teeth New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed S232 into law, mandating environmental justice impact statements for certain facilities requiring permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Learn more about this means for their residents and beyond. Read More »
September 29, 2020

Senate Bill 288: What It Means for the Transportation Market Are you aware of the newest legislation impacting California transportation projects? Read our summary and download our fact sheet by clicking here. Read More »
September 25, 2020

ESA Welcomes Ruta K. Thomas as Southern California Regional Director ESA announces the arrival of our new Southern California Regional Director: Ruta K. Thomas. Read More »
September 11, 2020

Chase Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification and Receives Award Just a year after its opening, San Francisco’s Chase Center, home to the NBA Golden State Warriors, has some good news to share: it has achieved the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for Building Design and Construction: New Construction. Read More »
August 27, 2020

Michael Newland Receives SCA’s 2020 Presidential Award In recognition of his participation and co-leadership of the extensive volunteer efforts to reunite families with the cremains of their loved ones after the devastating California fire seasons starting in 2017, Michael Newland has been awarded the 2020 President’s Award by the Society for California Archaeology (SCA). Read More »
August 26, 2020

ESA Welcomes Jon Ambrose as Principal Associate in Seattle Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading community planning and environmental consulting firm, welcomes Jon Ambrose to its Northwest team as Principal Associate in the firm’s Environmental Hydrology and Design team. Read More »
August 26, 2020

Join ESA at the Restore America’s Estuaries 2020 Summit Join a few of ESA’s habitat restoration experts―Doug Robison, PWS, Tom Ries, and John Bourgeois―as they present or serve as panelists at the annual RAE Summit. Read More »
August 26, 2020

ESA Airports Specialists Host Online Course at UC Davis Join ESA’s Steve Alverson, Senior Vice President, and Chris Jones, Principal Associate, at their online course through the University of California at Davis that focuses on airport land use compatibility and how it affects local land use planning. Read More »
August 20, 2020

ESA Promotes Chris Lockwood to Cultural Resources Business Group Director A key member of the ESA Cultural Resources team since joining in 2012, Chris Lockwood, PhD, RPA, has been promoted to the role of Business Group Director for the Northwest Region. Read More »
July 23, 2020

CEQ’s Final Rule Modernizing Its NEPA Implementing Regulations For the first time in 40 years, the federal government—via the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)—has revised the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Read More »
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