Erich Fischer Named an ESA Senior Vice President


Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Erich Fischer, California Biological Resources and Land Management Practice Leader, has been named Senior Vice President.

“Effective management and protection of biological resources is a central concern and topic of focus on many of our projects,” said ESA’s President, Gary Oates. “Erich’s strong technical background, coupled with a deep understanding of regulatory requirements and procedures, has driven the firm’s expertise in strategic permitting to the benefit of our many public and private clients. His leadership is critical as we continue to help our clients meet the ever-evolving environmental challenges associated with implementing projects.”

As California Practice Leader, Erich manages ESA’s 40 professionals dedicated to managing, studying, conserving, and monitoring the natural environment. With 24 years of experience in project management, wildlife biology, GIS modeling, and regulatory permitting, he brings integrated regulatory permitting and land management solutions to clients throughout California and western Nevada. Erich has assisted in environmental and regulatory compliance for utilities infrastructure, commercial, institutional, and residential developments, ecological restoration, and habitat creation projects. He is well versed in the preparation of CEQA, NEPA, and federal Endangered Species Act documents and policies and has prepared over 50 biological assessments.

Erich has worked with several federal and state agencies on large infrastructure and land management projects and assisted tribal governments with land use decisions. He specializes in strategic planning for comprehensive permitting and regulatory compliance. Erich has partnered with clients including the California Department of Water Resources, National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and cities, counties, and tribes throughout California and Nevada.

Press Release: Erich Fiscer Named an ESA Senior Vice President