Ascent Environmental, Inc. is a full-service, forward-thinking, environmental planning and natural resources consultancy headquartered in downtown Sacramento, California. We offer a fresh style of environmental consulting with a name evoking our purpose and optimism. The firm was launched in early 2010 by five founding principals who have worked together for 15 to more than 25 years. We are focused on two primary passions: to personally help our clients with their important projects and to support our employees with a caring and career-oriented workplace. Consistent with our expertise and project experience, Ascent professionals provide CEQA/NEPA, natural resources, strategic regulatory guidance, climate change/greenhouse gas (GHG), outdoor recreation planning, and air quality and noise analysis services to California and the Western U.S. Learn More
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- In recognition of its innovative efforts, the California State Parks Road and Trail Change-in-Use Evaluation Process Program EIR won two professional awards in March and April this year. Read more.
- The U.S. Department of Transportation and Caltrans continue to implement the environmental streamlining mandates in MAP-21 and previous Executive Orders. Two new Categorical Exclusions have been adopted to reduce the environmental review time and effort for specified projects.
- The Environmental Assessment for the North Demonstration Project, part of Lake Tahoe’s “Most Beautiful Bikeway in America,” has been released for public review and comment. This is one segment of a premier separated, multi-use trail planned to circle the lake.
- The EchoWater Draft EIR has been released by the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District for public review. The project is an advanced wastewater treatment plant upgrade to protect Delta water quality.
In the Climate Change Implications session at The Wildlife Society, Western Section Conference in Reno, Ascent Principal, Curtis Alling presented an update of climate adaptation planning efforts by federal, state, regional, and local government agencies.
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