Jim Keany Joins ESA as Senior Program Manager


Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading West Coast-based environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Jim Keany has joined our Northwest Biological Resources and Land Management practice as a Senior Program Manager. Jim will be based in ESA’s Seattle office.

“Jim is a great fit for our team because he has an innate curiosity in science and a sincere interest in wildlife and fisheries biology. He’s also a skilled consultant and problem-solver. Our clients are going to love working with Jim because he thinks on his feet, communicates well and is extremely responsive to scope, schedule and budget needs” said Margaret Clancy, Northwest Biological Resources and Land Management Director. “Jim augments our capabilities in nearshore science, terrestrial resource management, and environmental compliance; His biological and regulatory expertise will help us stay on the forefront of issues related to Puget Sound recovery, Endangered Species Act compliance, floodplain management, and ecosystem function assessment.”

Jim brings more than 30 years of experience in aquatic and terrestrial ecology, guiding clients through complex state and local planning processes to better manage natural resources. From Biological Assessments analyzing potential effects to federally listed species to facilitating stakeholder workgroups, Jim has led multidisciplinary, complex, high-profile studies and inventories throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, and Alaska. His recent work includes landscape-scale analyses of the effects of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program in Washington and Oregon; restoration feasibility studies in Hood Canal and the development of a Nearshore Assessment Tool for estuary restoration projects.

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 Joins ESA as Senior Program Manager