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.

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March 25, 2017

More Agencies Get On Board with Alternative Project Delivery Methods The 2016 California Transportation Commission (CTC) Annual Report recommends eight California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reforms for promoting efficiency through innovations. One of the reforms is to permanently authorize Caltrans and its regional partners to “use alternative project delivery tools such as public-private partnership (P3), design-build (DB), and construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) methods.” Read More »
March 25, 2017

Completing the Missing Link:
A Multi-Use Trail Sparks Controversy
The Burke-Gilman Trail (BGT) is one of the most heavily used pedestrian and bicycling paths in Seattle, serving as a major transportation corridor for commuter and recreational bicyclists. Noted as a top priority project in the City’s Bicycle Master Plan, the completion of the BGT network will improve Seattle’s health and quality of life by providing safe bicycle and pedestrian travel routes for residents of all ages. Read More »
March 23, 2017

Linda Amato Joins ESA as Northwest Transportation Director “Linda will play an instrumental role in expanding our multifaceted transportation practice, and with her leadership we can better leverage our planning, engineering, and environmental science expertise to serve our transportation clients.” Read More »
February 21, 2017

Christopher Warn Joins ESA’s Southeast Region as Principal Managing Associate Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Christopher Warn has joined ESA as a principal managing associate, with a focus on client service, project management, and business development. Read More »
December 1, 2016

Joseph Richards, MBA, PE, CWRE Joins ESA Joe brings more than 20 years of experience in stream restoration design, stormwater management, water supply, hydropower development, water quality investigations, hydraulic design, hydrologic analysis, and project monitoring and construction observation. Read More »
November 11, 2016

Swen Swenson Joins ESA as Corporate Controller Swen brings over 20 years of experience in financial management with professional services. He has experience in all aspects of the financial operations, including resource allocation, monthly reporting, forecasting, collections, accounts receivable, accounts payable and management of the finance department. Read More »
September 16, 2016

Jill Sunahara Joins ESA’s Northern California Team as a Senior Permitting Specialist “With a practical understanding of biological and water resources, she partners with clients to get projects in the ground—from planning and environmental compliance to permitting and monitoring.” Read More »
June 1, 2016

Chris Sequeira Joins ESA’s Growing Team of Aviation Experts Chris will support our aviation clients nationally in the areas of noise, air quality, land use compatibility, and public outreach from his base in New York City. Read More »
May 11, 2016

ESA Welcomes Albert Cuisinot as Chief Financial Officer “Albert’s impressive track record of maximizing the financial performance of A/E/C companies makes him a great fit for his new role within ESA,” Read More »
April 5, 2016

ESA Announces New President and CEO Leslie Moulton-Post Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Leslie Moulton-Post has been named ESA’s Chief Executive Officer and President effective April 1, 2016. Read More »
March 17, 2016

SF Estuary Partnership Features the Sonoma Creek Marsh Enhancement The Sonoma Creek Marsh Enhancement Project will reduce mosquito production and improve habitat conditions for special status species for roughly 260 acres of centennial marsh located near the mouth of Sonoma Creek and San Pablo Bay in Sonoma County California. Read More »
March 11, 2016

PCR Services Corporation Joins ESA The merger supports ESA’s strategy to deepen our technical expertise and broadens our reach as we continue to meet growing client demands throughout Southern California. Read More »
March 8, 2016

Barbra Calantas Joins ESA’s Southern California Team A leader in the fields of wildlife biology, permit strategy, endangered species act consultation and CEQA/NEPA compliance, Barbra joins our growing Southern California team of more than 20 scientists specializing in biological resources, resources management, wetlands studies, habitat restoration, permitting, and monitoring. Read More »
November 30, 2015

ESA Appoints Leslie Moulton-Post President-Elect Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Leslie Moulton-Post has been appointed ESA’s next Chief Executive Officer and President. Leslie will take over the position from President Gary Oates in the spring of 2016 following a planned transition period. Read More »
November 20, 2015

Terri (Vitar) Avila Named ESA Community Development Practice Leader Terri brings over 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and natural resource planning. With a diverse background that includes urban and greenfield development, natural resources management, transportation, and water, she approaches her work from a multi-faceted perspective, demonstrating a unique ability to reconcile the competing demands of development and natural resources management. Read More »
November 20, 2015

Alisa Moore Promoted to Bay Area Water Director “Alisa is integral to the measured growth and success of our water and energy practice, and her career has been focused on the integration of water, energy, and the environment. In this new role, she will continue to collaborate with clients as a trusted strategic advisor to meet the increasing environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.” Read More »
November 18, 2015

Dan Dameron Named ESA’s Northern California Community Development Director Dan brings more 30 years of experience working on large-scale, complex, multidisciplinary planning and development projects. His leadership and expertise has been integral to growing ESA’s community development practice and advancing our community and environmental planning work. Read More »
September 23, 2015

Dana McGowan Joins ESA as Cultural Resources Practice Leader From our Sacramento office, Dana will lead the firm’s Cultural Resources Practice, which is comprised of a team of 60 professionals including prehistoric and historical archaeologists, architectural historians, preservation planners, maritime archaeologists, and curation specialists. Read More »
August 6, 2015

Michael Houlihan, AICP Joins ESA as Principal Managing Associate “With more than three decades of experience in Orange County, Michael’s established relationships with agencies, districts, and regulators will strategically build upon ESA’s successful legacy of providing premier environmental planning and design solutions to our Southern California clients.” Read More »
July 17, 2015

ESA’s Brian Boxer, AICP Named Northern California Regional Director Brian has dedicated his career to strategically addressing technically and politically complex issues of resource allocation, balancing the demands of the built and natural environment by delivering integrating solutions for environmental compliance and documentation, community planning, and project development. Read More »
June 18, 2015

Geospatial Services Advance Projects ESA is charting new territories and solving environmental problems in ways that are more powerful and efficient than ever before. Read More »
June 15, 2015

Derry Dell Stream Restoration Project On June 9th, the Oregon Department of State Lands awarded the Derry Dell Stream Restoration Project the Project of the Year Award. Read More »
June 12, 2015

Jim Keany Named Northwest Director of Biological Resources Jim manages our growing northwest team of more than 20 professionals specializing in biological resources, fisheries science, resource management, wetlands studies, habitat restoration, permitting, and monitoring. Read More »
June 9, 2015

Mark Johnson, PLA Named Northwest Director of Community Development Mark manages our northwest team of planners and technical specialists with a thorough understanding of environmental conditions, design processes, and agency requirements to help clients plan, design, permit, and implement their planning and development projects. Read More »
Mike Leach, GISP
May 15, 2015

Mike Leech Named ESA’s Director of Geospatial Services Mike’s experience includes deploying field teams with GPS devices for data collection, mapping plant communities using object-based and pixel-based remote sensing tools and managing software development life cycles for international humanitarian organizations. Read More »
March 4, 2015

Can We Even Begin To Imagine What Our Cities Will Look Like In The Year 2050? Cities are indeed where the action is: for the first time in history, the majority of the world’s population lives in cities; by 2050 66% of us will be urban dwellers as the global population swells to more than 9 billion. Read More »
Restore Americas Estuaries
February 13, 2015

Restore America’s Estuaries brings science and business together for Tampa Bay Partnership with Tampa Bay Watch, Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Environmental Science Associates, NOAA, U.S. EPA, U.S. FWS, and ScottsMiracle-Gro will demonstrate how Bay restoration efforts can best help mitigate climate change impacts. Read More »
February 5, 2015

ESA’s Margaret Clancy, PWS, Named Vice President and Northwest Regional Director “She is an effective leader with deep technical expertise and strong people skills that our clients and employees truly value. In her new role as Regional Director, Margaret will continue to advance our firm’s integrated services and solutions for clients throughout the Northwest.” Read More »
July 17, 2013

Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Bay Area: Protecting Our Communities, Infrastructure and the Bay The rapid changes in climate and sea level projected over the next 100 years threaten not only the natural wetlands, but also the communities and infrastructure around San Francisco Bay. How can we proactively create a new, more sustainable shoreline that integrates natural processes and undervalued resources such as sediment and wastewater? Read More »
November 8, 2011

A Major Shift in Floodplain Management Although September 2011 marked a major milestone in floodplain management across the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound region, the road forward remains uncertain. Read More »
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