From Grey to Green: Developing the Guidelines for Natural Infrastructure

ESA’s coastal engineering team, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, Point Blue, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Site Sentinel Cooperative, has developed the Natural Shoreline Infrastructure: Technical Guidance for the California Coast; a guideline and toolset for the implementation of natural infrastructure elements as accountable, effective, and sustainable solutions for protecting our shores against sea-level rise.

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June 25, 2019 | April 4, 2019 |
Linda Peters

ESA Welcomes Linda Peters as Principal Associate in Northern California Region Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm with five offices in Northern California, adds Linda Peters as Principal Associate to the region’s growing team. 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 »
February 7, 2019 |
Spencer Mains

Environmental Science Associates Welcomes Spencer Mains as Director of Information Technology

Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental science and planning firm with offices on the West and Gulf Coasts, adds 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.

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October 24, 2018 |

Environmental Science Associates Adds Paul Schlenger to Biological Resources and Land Management Group in Seattle Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental science and planning firm with offices on the West and Gulf Coasts, welcomes Paul Schlenger.  With over two decades of experience in ecosystem recovery and habitat restoration planning and design, Schlenger  joins ESA after owning his own environmental consulting company. 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 |
Eric Haase

ESA Welcomes Eric Haase as Chief Operating Officer

Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental science and planning firm with offices on the West and Gulf Coasts, adds 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. He joins ESA after a tenure serving as a director of operations at AECOM.

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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

Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental science and planning firm with offices on the West and Gulf Coasts, has added Patrick Tennant as environmental mitigation compliance director and Jon Waggoner as environmental compliance program manager. 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.

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June 21, 2018 |
Adrienne Centano

ESA Welcomes Adrienne Centano as Director of Communications Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental science and planning firm with offices on the West and Gulf Coasts, has added 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 »
June 18, 2018 |
1952 SFPUC Biosolids Aerial

Biosolids Digester Project Gains Support with Environmental Justice Report Originally constructed in 1952, the Southeast Treatment Plant in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood receives 80 percent of the city’s wastewater and stormwater flows, treating 60 million gallons per day (mgd) on average. Read More »
April 22, 2018 |
Chris Easter

Chris Easter Joins ESA as Director of Air Quality and Noise in Northern California Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce Chris Easter as its new director of Air Quality and Noise for the Northern California region. This role better positions ESA to respond to the growing need for consulting services in Chris’ areas of specialty, including air quality permitting, climate-sustainability strategy, and environmental management systems and regulatory compliance. Read More »
April 5, 2018 |

Pam Xander Joins ESA as Principal Planner in Pacific Northwest Region

Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Pam Xander has joined their Seattle office as a Principal Associate. Pam brings more than 30 years of experience in planning, conducting, and preparing environmental studies and has worked with public agencies and private developers on more than 200 small- and large-scale projects requiring State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)/National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes.

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June 28, 2017 |
Aerial of River

Integrating Flood Management and Ecosystem Enhancement in California’s Central Valley The Central Valley, an enormous landscape feature dominating the state of California, experiences devastating floods on a fairly regular basis. It produces 25 percent of the nation’s food (including 40 percent of the nation’s fruit, nuts, and other table foods) from less than 1 percent of U.S. farmland, making it an agricultural powerhouse. Read More »
June 28, 2017 |

Floodplains, Farming, and Multi-Benefit Projects in Puget Sound Across Puget Sound, there are competing demands on floodplain areas: local jurisdictions need to manage flood risk, salmon recovery entities need to restore and reconnect habitat areas, and farmers need to ensure that their farms remain viable. Read More »
March 11, 2016 |

PCR Services Corporation Joins ESA

Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading West Coast environmental science and planning firm, announced today that PCR Services Corporation, a Southern California-based multi-disciplinary environmental consulting firm has joined 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.

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May 15, 2015 | 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 »
May 23, 2012 |

California State Legislature Applauds Napa River Rutherford Restoration The California State Legislature formally recognized the Napa River Restoration Rutherford Reach project and ESA received a certificate honoring their work and contribution to the project. Andy Collison and Jorgen Blomberg were in attendance to receive the award on the company’s behalf, and were thrilled by the overwhelming enthusiasm for this successful project. The project was described and received rounds of applause from the floors of both the Senate and Assembly. Read More »
July 19, 2011 |

ESA Completes Most Comprehensive Fast-Track Environmental Review of its Kind

Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a San Francisco-based environmental science and planning firm, led the City and County of San Francisco’s environmental consultant team in releasing the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the 34th America’s Cup (AC34) venue for the City and Port of San Francisco.

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February 11, 2011 |

ESA’s EIR featured in Smithsonian Exhibition

ESA's 1975 Environmental Impact Report on Christo's Running Fence was featured in the Smithsonian's exhibition of Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence, a definitive record of the Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, a major early work of art by the world-renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The work of art, a 24 1/2-mile long, 18-foot high fabric fence, lasted for 2 weeks and stretched from Petaluma, California through the town of Valley Ford and, finally, into the Pacific Ocean at the northern tip of Marin County. Read More »

February 11, 2011 |

Senator Feinstein Marks Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project Milestone The first phase of the Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, the largest restoration project on the West Coast, was officially opened at a ceremony attended by Senator Diane Feinstein and California Resources Secretary Lester Snow. The former Cargill Salt pond, now part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, is being transformed into a thriving wetland with islands for birds, new trails, and wooden walkway for the public. Read More »
February 11, 2011 |

ESA delivers EIS for Largest Solar Energy Project on Public Lands

ESA successfully assisted the Bureau of Land Management with interagency coordination and preparation of the final environmental impact statement for the largest solar energy project on U.S. public lands. The Blythe Solar Power Project will produce up to 1,000 megawatts of solar power, generating enough electricity to power 300,000 to 750,000 homes. The project was proposed by Palo Verde Solar I, a subsidiary of Berkeley, California’s Solar Millennium, LLC. Read More »

August 31, 2010 |
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