Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading West Coast-based environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Jim Keany has been named Northwest Director of Biological Resources in our Seattle office. 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.
“Jim has a wealth of knowledge about terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and the species that depend on them, but what our clients value most is his ability to apply his expertise in ways that help them solve problems,” said Margaret Clancy, PWS, Northwest Regional Director. “With Jim’s leadership and expertise, we are more equipped to tackle large-scale habitat assessments, complex NEPA projects, all types of Endangered Species Act compliance challenges, and multi-disciplinary restoration efforts.”
Jim brings more than 30 years of experience as an ecologist and project manager guiding public and private clients through complex planning and permitting processes to better manage natural resources. From hydroelectric relicensing projects to landscape-scale habitat analyses and baseline studies of estuary function, Jim has led multi-disciplinary teams of ecologists, planners, engineers, and GIS specialists to complete high profile energy, transportation and conservation projects throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, and Alaska.
Jim holds a Masters Degree in wildlife ecology from Frostburg State College and a Bachelor of Science in natural resource management with an emphasis in fisheries, forestry, and wildlife from Rutgers University. He is a member of the Society of Conservation Biology, the Wildlife Society, and the Northwest Hydroelectric Association.
Press Release: Jim Keany Named Northwest Director of Biological Resources