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  • 05.01.2013

    Christopher Fitzer Joins ESA as Fisheries Program Manager

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading California environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Christopher Fitzer has joined our Sacramento Office as Fisheries Program Manager. Chris’ expertise naturally bridges ESA’s existing service areas of aquatic ecosystem restoration and enhancement, water resources, water supply, land use, and wastewater planning and management, water rights applications, flood control and levee setbacks, natural resource planning, environmental permitting and CEQA/NEPA compliance. read more »

  • 04.22.2013

    ESA Releases 2012 Sustainability Plan in Celebration of Earth Day!

    ESA celebrated Earth Day 2013 by releasing our 2012 Sustainability Plan. The 28-page document maps the firm’s commitment to being a more sustainable business by promoting stewardship of the environment, our communities, and our employee-owners. read more »

  • 04.05.2013

    ESA’s Work Receives 2013 NAEP National Environmental Excellence and 2013 AEP Outstanding Environmental Analysis Awards

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading California environmental consulting firm, was involved with four award-winning projects recognized at the April 2, 2013 awards luncheons during the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) and Association of Environmental (AEP) Professionals Joint Conference in Los Angeles, CA. read more »

  • 03.12.2013

    Brian Ramos, PhD Joins ESA as Northern California Regional Director

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading California environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Brian Ramos, PhD has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Northern California Regional Director. He directs more than 160 staff from our Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz and Petaluma offices. read more »

  • 02.15.2013

    David Pohl, PhD, PE, LEED AP Joins ESA’s Southern California Water Team

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is pleased to announce that David Pohl, PhD, PE, LEED AP has joined our San Diego office as Senior Water Quality Program Manager. Dr Pohl’s expertise will integrate with ESA’s existing practice areas of ecosystem restoration, environmental permitting and CEQA/NEPA compliance. read more »

  • 01.22.2013

    Robert Battalio, PE Named Chief Engineer and Vice President

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Battalio, PE, has been appointed Chief Engineer and named an ESA vice president. As Chief Engineer, he will oversee the firm’s engineering services in flood management, restoration design, and coastal engineering. As a Vice President, Bob joins senior leadership in setting the firm’s direction and committing the firm’s resources to meet client needs. read more »

  • 11.27.2012

    Proposed Changes to Washington State Municipal Stormwater Permits May Have Far-Reaching Impacts

    Research conducted throughout the Puget Sound region indicates a connection between land clearing activities and adverse impacts to stream hydrology and instream habitat quality. The inclusion of salmon on the endangered species list has led to increased stormwater management and land development regulations, with broad implications throughout the region. To further strengthen stormwater and development controls, the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is currently updating its Nationwide Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permitting process. read more »

  • 11.15.2012

    Expert Eyes and Ears…and Noses

    A floor-by-floor snapshot provides building managers with a useful assessment of the effectiveness of their building's waste diversion programs and suggestions for increasing compliance. read more »

  • 11.15.2012

    FAA Issues Guidance on Recycling at Major Airports

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued a Program Guidance Letter (PGL) 12-08 to instruct Airport District Offices (ADOs) on how to implement portions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA). read more »

  • 11.15.2012

    What is the New Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Protocol Anyway?

    With more and more cities and counties planning for a greener future, a key baseline of both an effective sustainability plan and climate action plan is to clearly assess current conditions. Community-scale Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories are critical to the development of GHG reduction strategies in both sustainability plans and climate action plans. The new Community GHG Inventory Protocol provides a framework for accounting consistency between inventories and among communities within a larger county, region, or state. read more »