Featured Member: ESA

Since 1969 ESA has been fostering some of the most transformative projects that shape the cities and shoreline of the Greater Bay Area as we know it today. We are a firm committed to the principles of exceptional client service and environmental stewardship. With headquarters in San Francisco, and offices throughout California, the Pacific Northwest […]

ESA Connects – June 2017

ESA Connects is a quarterly newsletter to inform clients, teaming partners and friends about the latest work that matters, integrated solutions, regulatory and funding updates, and our growing team of experts. ESA is a leading environmental planning and design firm committed to the principles of sustainability. We specialize in environmental and community planning, ecosystem restoration […]

Featured Member: ESA

Since 1969 ESA has been fostering some of the most transformative projects that shape the cities and shoreline of the Greater Bay Area as we know it today. We are a firm committed to the principles of exceptional client service and environmental stewardship. With headquarters in San Francisco, and offices throughout California, the Pacific Northwest […]

USFWS Facing Lawsuit for Failure to List Species Under ESA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) may soon be facing a lawsuit in regards to the listing of over 400 species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  On August 23, 2016, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a notice of intent (NOI) to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service for allegedly failing to make required 12-month […]

ACWA Continuing Legal Education Workshop for Water Professionals

ACWA CLE 2016 September 15-16, 2016 Bahia Resort Hotel San Diego, CA The workshop will include programs on topics such as: *   Endangered Species Act Consultation *   Legal Issues with Dam Removal *   Waters of the United States *   Ethical Issues and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act *   Legislative Update *   CEQA Litigation *   Role […]

ESA Connects Newsletter for March 2016

ESA Connects is a quarterly newsletter to inform clients, teaming partners and friends about the latest work that matters, integrated solutions, regulatory and funding updates, and our growing team of experts. ESA is a leading environmental planning and design firm committed to the principles of sustainability. We specialize in environmental and community planning, ecosystem restoration […]

“God Squad” Invoked Against Endangered California Fish in House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

Lawmakers invoke God Squad against imperiled Calif. fish Emily Yehle, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe said yesterday that it was “reasonable” for the administration to consider removing federal protections for the delta smelt in the face of California’s drought. The delta smelt — a tiny fish […]

PCR Services Corporation Joins ESA

ESA is a leading environmental planning and design firm committed to the principles of sustainability. We specialize in environmental and community planning, ecosystem restoration design, technical studies and investigations, environmental impact assessment and documentation, and regulatory compliance. Learn more at www.esassoc.com.

Current Water Operations in the Delta

Figure 1. Chart comparing Delta outflow and exports between 2015 and 2016 (source: T. Boardman, SLDMWA) Figure 2.Updated chart showing water losses of 648,000 acre feet attributed to ESA Biological Opinions (source: T. Boardman, SLDMWA) Link to flow forecast just upstream of Sacramento: 46,000 cubic feet per second. Dashed yellow line is the point at […]

FWS and NMFS Release Updated Policy on Federal-State Collaboration on Implementing the ESA

FWS and NMFS Release Updated Policy on Federal-State Collaboration on Implementing the ESA Click here to read the official notice.