ESA was hired by the California State Coastal Conservancy to provide engineering design, construction planning, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, and permitting, and monitoring services related to removal of more than 2,500 concrete and creosote-contaminated timber piles from the Bay, as well as other dilapidated wharf, and decking structures at the derelict Terminal 4 Wharf site along the Richmond waterfront. This removal would enhance subtidal and intertidal habitat by enabling existing eelgrass beds in the vicinity to expand their presence. By removing large amounts of fill, alleviating an ongoing source of contamination, and preventing current and future navigational hazards, the City of Richmond can move closer to re-opening this section of shoreline for productive development and public use.
Since 1969, ESA has been fostering some of the most transformative projects that help to shape the Bay’s shoreline. 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 and the Southeast, our team of more than 500 environmental planners, scientists, engineers, and other experts are always seeking new ways to partner with our clients in order to help provide enduring solutions to complex planning and environmental challenges.
ESA provides a breadth of experience preparing environmental documents in compliance with the CEQA, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, state and federal endangered species acts, and other local, state, and federal requirements. Our engineers and scientists contribute daily to the quickly evolving landscape of creative and multi-objective ecosystem restoration solutions that deliver flood and climate change adaptation strategies. ESA’s clients include many of the most prominent San Francisco Bayfront agencies and municipalities, such as the Port of San Francisco; San Francisco International Airport; Port of Oakland; City of Alameda; Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District; City of Richmond; City of Antioch; City of San Leandro; City of Albany; Caltrans; California State Lands Commission; and the National Park Service.
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