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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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 26, 2021

Fish Passage Projects Offer Instant Relief for Fish in the PNW While the results of a fish passage project can be immediate, getting to the final stages of that solution can often be the biggest barrier. ESA is uniquely positioned to help overcome the technical, social, economic, and regulatory barriers that can complicate fish passage projects. We do this by bringing in the right experts who understand the stakeholders’ interests and have a problem-solving approach that leads to relatively swift action. Read More »
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March 24, 2021

The Results Are In: What You Need to Know About FAA’s Neighborhood Environmental Survey ESA’s Airports group has reviewed the FAA’s recently released Neighborhood Environmental Survey and here is a brief synopsis of the findings, the history of noise policies, and next steps. 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 17, 2021

Federal Grants that Lower Emissions at Airports About to Take Off in 2021 Given the national momentum toward reducing emissions, combined with shrinking capital budgets due to COVID-19, now is a perfect time for airport sponsors to start planning for how they can incorporate low-emission improvement projects into their day-to-day operations at minimal cost. Learn more about available grant funding here. 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 22, 2021

A Citizen’s Guide to NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard The Center on Environmental Quality recently updated the “Citizen’s Guide to NEPA.” Find the link to the document itself, an overview of its contents, and what ESA does to help in public engagement in this story. Read More »
February 9, 2021

Connect with ESA at the 2021 Virtual CalDesal Conference ESA is excited to attend, and are proud sponsors of the 2021 Virtual CalDesal Conference happening February 10-11. Meet our team of specialists and learn more about our desalination and water resources work. 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 25, 2021

Working Clean: A Guide to Curbing the Introduction of Invasive Species Whether you are a field biologist or a casual weekend explorer, it’s important to learn our role in the spread of invasive species. Learn about how a small effort can go a long way in protecting the biodiversity of our natural habitats. Read More »
January 19, 2021

Interning at ESA: An Interview with Deja Newton University of San Francisco Environmental Management undergraduate and recent Northern California intern, Deja Newton, tells us about her experience at ESA and what she learned and benefited from while she was here. Read More »
January 6, 2021

Webinar Replay: Reimagine San Geronimo Learn more about the restoration efforts underway at San Geronimo and ESA’s involvement by watching the full webinar replay from The Trust for Public Land. 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 22, 2020

President’s Letter This year in particular, I am comforted by the natural cycles and rhythms that remain steady and grounding—the daily sunrise, the lengthening of days after the Winter Solstice, our instinct to help one another. I have also found reasons to be grateful that this year was anything but “business as usual”—patterns have been disrupted, mobility restricted, and busyness throttled. While destabilizing, this has been a time of paring down and waking up. 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 »
December 20, 2020

More Than Meets the Eye (or Nose): A Q&A with Air Quality Specialist Heidi Rous We caught up with our very own air quality, climate change adaptation, and health risk assessment expert, Heidi Rous, CPP, to find out the answers to some commonly asked questions about the sight and smell of smoke and how this situation relates to our health. Read More »
December 14, 2020

A Holistic Approach to Healthier Rivers See how our restoration team is starting to think of waterways as patients, and how a holistic approach to their long-term health will be infinitely more beneficial than the “band-aid” approach. 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 20, 2020

The State of Recycled Water in California As demands increase and water sources are constricted by climate change and increasing environmental awareness, water supply planners in the state continue to manage the co-equal goals of water supply reliability and environmental protection. Find out how recycled water plays into this equation. 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 »
September 4, 2020

Join ESA at the 2020 APA California Virtual Conference We are excited to be at the APA California Virtual Conference September 14-16. This year’s conference is centered around the theme of “State of Change.” Read more to see how to connect with us! Read More »
August 28, 2020

President’s Letter In the face of uncertainty and change, we look for ways to remain resilient—for each of our employee-owners at the firm, and especially, for our clients. Read More »
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