CalFire Grant Expands National City Urban Forest

National City — a small disadvantaged city in San Diego County — will expand its urban forest by planting 1,700 trees in city-managed properties with a $650,000  CAL FIRE grant. CAL FIRE’s  Urban and Community Forestry Program focuses on using trees to provide neighborhoods the benefits of urban forests, such as  sequestering greenhouse house gas,…

Digital Transformation of Managing Environmental Data

Digital technology has transformed collecting environmental field data.  Data is collected more efficiently, more accurately, in greater quantity, and processed more quickly than ever before. For Dudek biologists, archaeologists, urban foresters, hydrologists, and other science and engineering professionals that manage projects involving fieldwork, applying technology is a constant challenge as it evolves. Three Dudek team members…

Dudek Awarded EIRs for Major Aquatic Park Improvements

The City of San Diego has selected Dudek to provide environmental impact studies for two separate projects as part of  major upgrades planned for the city’s  high-profile Mission Bay Park, the largest aquatic park of its kind in the United States. The 4,600 acre half-land, half-water park is visited by more than 15 million people…

Learn How To Develop Grant Applications for Sustainable Groundwater Funding

Dudek’s Jane Gray is hosting a webinar Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. to discuss developing competitive grant applications for the California Department of Water Resources’ upcoming round of funding for sustainable groundwater management projects. The 45-minute webinar and Q&A session will help groundwater sustainability agencies learn about: the importance of being strategic about category…

Four Environmental Restoration Projects Win Awards

The Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) and the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognized four environmental restoration projects for excellence that Dudek performed for the City of Carlsbad and Lakeside River Park Conservancy. AEP recognized our work preparing enviornmental technical studies for the City of San Diego’s Pure Water Program (PWP) programmatic environmental impact report (PEIR).   As one…

Tips for Infill Battery Energy Storage Permitting

Powin Energy’s 2-megawatt (MW)/8-MW-hour battery energy storage system (BESS) recently went online fewer than six months after the project was awarded, marking an energy industry first for the speed of manufacturing, installing, and commissioning of an asset of this size on a distribution feeder.

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