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CEQA for Biologists

Oct 9 - 10, 2024

  • Starts Oct 9
  • 240 US dollars
  • Althouse and Meade, Paso Robles, CA

25 spots left

Workshop Description

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is the California law that guides how certain development projects are assessed prior to issuance of a permit. CEQA is a process that must be followed and has many specific requirements. Failure to follow CEQA properly may result in the proposed project being denied or a court requiring the impact assessment be redone before the project can be permitted. Impacts to biological resources are often a large component of the CEQA impact assessment process and consulting biologists must know how CEQA works and what is required to be done to be sure that the impact assessment is considered complete. Althouse and Meade is offering a 2-day workshop on CEQA specifically designed for the consulting biologist, including the basics of the CEQA law and guidelines and how to perform an impacts assessment that will survive a legal challenge. Topics covered will include the basic parts of CEQA, how to determine which project-related impacts are significant, how to mitigate those impacts, and then what to include in a mitigation measure. Real projects will be reviewed to determine if the assessment was adequate (to meet CEQA requirements) and how to critically review and comment on CEQA documents. This workshop is designed for the senior and junior consulting biologists as well as planners, regulators, and members of the public that need to have a better understanding of how CEQA works and how to determine if a CEQA impact assessment is adequate. Instructor: David Magney, Principal Biologist at Althouse and Meade, Inc. He is a Certified Consulting Botanist #0001, and a ISA Certified Arborist #WE-7674A. Mr. Magney has conducted assessments to comply with CEQA for over 35 years. He has taught versions of this workshop for over 10 years through the California Native Plant Society. This workshop qualifies for 4 Professional Development Credits for Certified Field and Consulting Botanists. It is also beneficial for botanists that wish to prepared for the Botanist Certification exams.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made up to 30 days prior to the event will incur a 10% refund processing fee. Cancellations made after 30 days but before 7 days prior to the event will incur a 25% refund processing fee. No refunds or cancellations will be accepted within 7 days of the workshop date. Substitutions may be permitted on a case-by-case basis, ensuring price and attendance compatibility with the alternative workshop.

Contact Details

  • Althouse & Meade Inc, Ramada Drive, Paso Robles, CA, USA


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