Environmental Services

Experience, Evidence, Results


Are changing regulations jeopardizing your planning project? Can your environmental documentation survive legal scrutiny? Today's budgets and timelines leave no room for error. Get your critical reports prepared right the first time with the Harris & Associates Environmental Services team.

With in-depth knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we deliver rigorous, objective analysis supported by substantial evidence. Our professionally produced documents consistently withstand legal challenges. In fact, no project managed by our team leaders has lost a challenge or been de-certified.

Your Go-To Team

Harris functions as an extension of your staff, just as we have for countless private clients and public agencies, including cities, counties, state agencies, school districts, water districts, hospital districts, colleges and universities.

We assume responsibility for customizing easy-to-read documents that meet all applicable topics under CEQA and NEPA—including hot-button issues such as traffic, greenhouse gas emissions, biological resources and noise.

Clients rely on us to:

  • Explore least-damaging alternatives and consult on feasible solutions when potential issues arise
  • Prepare an objective analysis based on substantial evidence using quantitative and qualitative thresholds to identify potential impacts and feasible mitigation measures
  • Manage public participation in the reporting process and incorporate feedback into our documents
  • Prepare comprehensive and legally defensible documents

Measuring Up

Harris & Associates also offers technical services around air quality, greenhouse gas emissions and noise. Our field team measures potential impacts against local thresholds and provides expert technical reports that support CEQA/NEPA documentation along with other client needs.



Meet Diane Sandman
Director / Environmental Services



Meet Kate Giberson
Director / Environmental Services


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