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  • 09.25.2013

    Coastal Planning for the City of Eureka

    Storm surges occurring atop rising sea levels will cause extreme water levels to occur more frequently over the next few decades, increasing the frequency and depth of potential flooding. This has the potential to significantly impact coastal communities such as the City of Eureka located adjacent to Humboldt Bay along the Northern California Coast.   Much of Downtown Eureka, including its industrial and other coastal land uses, port activities, transportation links and utilities, is within low-lying areas threatened by sea level rise. read more »

  • 09.25.2013

    Proposition 84 Grants - Upcoming Solicitation

    On September 18, 2013 the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) released the revised draft guidelines for the third and final round of Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and Incentives Program (funded by the Prop 84 grant). The primary goal of the grant is to fund the development or implementation of plans that lead to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to foster the development of sustainable communities in California. read more »

  • 09.25.2013

    Climate Change: State Policy and Regulatory Updates

    AB 32 Scoping Plan The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is currently updating the AB 32 Scoping Plan. The Scoping Plan update will define ARB’s climate change priorities for the next five years and lay the groundwork to reach post-2020 GHG reduction goals (e.g., 80% below 1990 levels by 2050). ARB held public workshops throughout California in June and July of this year to discuss the Scoping Plan Update. Stakeholder comments were accepted from June 13, 2013 through August 5, 2013. read more »

  • 09.25.2013

    Sustainable Communities: How Climate Change is Impacting California's Local and Regional Planning

    Local and regional planning in California is profoundly changing due to our state’s climate change laws. Nation-leading mandates for deep cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are becoming a driving force in community planning across the state, generating the need for multidisciplinary expertise in transportation, land use, resource management, GHG emissions accounting, climate change policy, and CEQA. read more »

  • 09.23.2013

    ESA Combines Portland Offices

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, has consolidated its Portland office with recently acquired ESA Vigil-Agrimis from 522 SW Fifth Avenue to 819 SE Morrison Street, in Portland, Oregon. read more »

  • 09.17.2013

    Hispanic Chamber Honors Ken Vigil with Latino Business Award

    ESA is pleased to announce that the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber recently awarded Ken Vigil, Vice President and Portland Office Director, the Latino Business BRAVO! Award. The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber works with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Latinos in Oregon and Southwest Washington. read more »

  • 09.12.2013

    Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Bay Area: Protecting Our Communities, Infrastructure and the Bay

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  • 09.11.2013

    ESA sponsors local exhibit featuring cultural resources discoveries at Unbuilt San Francisco: The View from Futures Past.

    ESA is a proud sponsor of this five-venue exhibition examining visions of the urban landscape in San Francisco and the Bay Area. The twentieth century saw both a series of ambitious efforts to reimagine the city of San Francisco and the explosive growth of the Bay Area as a metropolitan region. In Unbuilt San Francisco: The View from Futures Past, the California Historical Society and SPUR present some of the most revealing episodes in these distinct but related streams of civic discourse through projects that were proposed but never realized. read more »

  • 09.10.2013

    ESA’s Chief Engineer, Robert (Bob) Battalio, PE, Appointed to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s Engineering Criteria Review Board

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading California environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Bob Battalio, PE, has been appointed to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) Engineering Criteria Review Board (ECRB) on July 18, 2013. Bob will contribute Coastal Civil Engineering expertise. read more »

  • 09.06.2013

    Christina Erwin Joins ESA

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading California environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Christina Erwin has joined our Community Development team as Senior Managing Associate. Christina will be based out of our Sacramento office. read more »