Serving Our Clients During COVID-19

A message from our President and CEO, Leslie Moulton-Post, about our field safety measures, approach to using technology to help our clients, and how we are taking care of our employee-owners.

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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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April 9, 2020

Using the Friant Ranch Decision to Improve Your EIR While the California Supreme Court’s decision in Sierra Club v. County of Fresno was published on Christmas Eve 2018, agencies will be grappling with how to apply its conclusions to their Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) for development projects for quite some time. Read More »
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April 1, 2020

Two ESA California Restoration Projects Featured in Estuary News Two prominent ESA projects are featured in articles in the latest issue of Estuary News, a 25-year-old regional magazine of the San Francisco Estuary Partnership and its partners. We hope you have a chance to read the stories in full―some good news in the realm of restoration projects. Read More »
March 26, 2020

ESA’s Response
to COVID-19
As our communities enter a unique and challenging period due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we at ESA want to reach out to extend our best thoughts to you, your family, and your colleagues, and to let you know how ESA is responding. Read More »
February 27, 2020

Leslie Moulton-Post Joins Water Education Foundation’s Board Moulton-Post joins the Foundation’s board alongside four other new members: former Natural Resources Secretary Mike Chrisman, Association of CA Water Agencies’ Executive Director Dave Eggerton, Kronick’s Eric Robinson, the Water and Power Group’s John Bezdek, and GEI Consultants’ Erica Bishop. Read More »
December 17, 2019

Press Release: Environmental Science Associates Opens San Jose Office “For all of us, opening a new office during our 50th anniversary year is especially exciting—it’s a celebration of the firm’s important relationships with our South Bay clients, a continuation of our long-standing tradition of supporting the development of healthy, livable communities, and, of course, it supports our mission of providing value for our employee-owners,” said ESA President and CEO Leslie Moulton-Post. Read More »
October 8, 2019

ESA Welcomes Mary Laux as Principal Planner in Northern California We are glad to welcome Mary Laux back to our Northern California team. Laux began her consulting career at ESA in 2001 with the airports group, and has spent the last 16 years with AECOM as an Associate Principal/Planner managing large, multidisciplinary projects. Read More »
October 8, 2019

Acoustic and Air Quality Specialist Dr. Tony Chung Joins Southern California Team Having completed thousands of noise and air quality studies, and as a certified member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering since 1991, Dr. Chung is recognized as one of the premier noise experts in the nation. He has also been involved in more than 100 greenhouse gas and climate change impact analyses. Read More »
September 25, 2019

California Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to EIR for Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project The California Supreme Court, in a late-August decision, denied challenges to the sufficiency of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared for California American Water Company’s (CalAm) long-awaited desalination plant, the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP). Read More »
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September 5, 2019

ESA Adds Beverly Choi as Northern California Community Planning Program Manager Recognized as one of the California Top 20 Under 40 Professionals by Engineering News Record in 2016, Choi most recently worked for AECOM where she held a variety of leadership roles—from Studio Leader to Senior Project Manager—and worked on a number of high-profile local and international, multi-disciplinary projects. Read More »
September 4, 2019

ESA Connects:
Accelerating Restoration
The latest issue of ESA Connects is out, and it is packed with restoration stories from coast-to-coast, including an exclusive interview with Bill Harrell, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and Erika Lovejoy, Sustainable Conservation, on accelerating restoration projects in California. Read More »
July 15, 2019

Celebrating 50 Years of Groundbreaking Science, Planning & Design ESA marked its 50th anniversary on July 3. It will celebrate this summer and fall with open houses for clients, project partners and colleagues across its regional offices. Coinciding with the half-century milestone, the firm will also inaugurate a scholarship fund and is unveiling a new website featuring in-depth industry insights and project information. Read More »
April 4, 2019

ESA Welcomes Linda Peters as Principal Associate in Northern California Region Recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in 2018 by the San Francisco Business Times, Peters most recently worked for AECOM where she directed its San Francisco Bay Area Cities Program and held a key role on its Pacific Region Growth Team. Read More »
March 28, 2019

Environmental Science Associates To Open San Jose Office

Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental science and planning firm headquartered in San Francisco and with offices on the West and Gulf Coasts, is opening a San Jose office to continue to serve the South Bay region. The multidisciplinary office is situated in walking distance of San Jose’s public transportation hub, Diridon Station, and will be led by John Bourgeois, who recently joined ESA as Restoration and Ecology Program Manager in the Bay Area. 

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February 7, 2019

Environmental Science Associates Welcomes Spencer Mains as Director of Information Technology Based in San Francisco, Mains brings more than two decades of experience directing information technology and knowledge management for major consulting, branding, and merchandise firms, including 16 years with Landor, a global branding firm. Read More »
October 24, 2018

ESA Adds Paul Schlenger to Biological Resources and Land Management Group in Seattle “He is truly a thought leader on key issues affecting our region including climate reliance, restoration, salmon recovery, and strategic planning; and bolsters our ability to tackle challenging environmental problems in a strategic, scientific, and collaborative way.” Read More »
October 5, 2018

Florida State Expenditure Plan Approved to Restore and Protect Gulf Coast Plan Allocates $291 Million in Project Funding for Environmental Restoration and Promotion of Tourism Following Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Read More »
October 1, 2018

ESA Welcomes Eric Haase as Chief Operating Officer Based in San Francisco, Haase brings more than two decades of operational experience across a diverse range of business lines for the building, engineering, and environmental industries. Read More »
September 27, 2018

ESA Strengthens Southeast Region with the Addition of New Biological Resources Director Douglas Skurski “Joining ESA gives me an incredible opportunity to expand my professional development as a multifaceted biologist, collaborating with some of the best scientific consultants in our industry, while contributing to strategic planning and growth of the Southeast region.” Read More »
August 31, 2018

On Former Landfill, a Portland Park Takes Shape with Inclusive Vision and Unique Public–Nonprofit Partnership It has taken a decade, but thanks to a remarkable partnership between neighborhood activists, a nonprofit developer, and the City of Portland, a landfill in northeast Portland has been transformed into a park. Read More »
August 21, 2018

ESA Bolsters Compliance Team with Patrick Tennant and Jon Waggoner Tennant is based in the firm’s Irvine office and Waggoner is located in Sacramento, each bringing extensive experience in managing large-scale compliance programs for high-profile infrastructure projects. Read More »
July 2, 2018

Hillary Gitelman Joins ESA as Bay Area Community Development Director of Environmental Planning “Hillary has a proven track record of managing planning and environmental review processes for highly visible and complex projects in communities across the Bay Area. She is a well-known advocate for sustainable development, and we are thrilled to have her expertise and leadership at ESA.” Read More »
June 21, 2018

ESA Welcomes Adrienne Centano as Director of Communications Centano joins ESA’s corporate management team and builds on the firm’s recent and forthcoming prominent and strategic hires. Read More »
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