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John Kalish to Lead Aspen’s Inland Empire and Coachella Valley Office

Based on the extensive work that Aspen Environmental Group has done for infrastructure and energy projects in the Inland Empire, Coachella valley, and western desert areas over the last decade, we decided to significantly expand the capabilities in our Inland Empire office. We are extremely excited to announce that we found the ideal individual to assist us in accomplishing this strategic objective.  Aspen is pleased and proud to announce that John Kalish will be leading our efforts to expand our capabilities in the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, so that we can provide full services from this office to our clients.

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New Leadership and Growth for 2021

Aspen Environmental Group is continuing its pattern of accelerated growth and leadership into the new year. 2021 marks Aspen’s 30th year in business and we are excited to announce a new promotion and department expansion for this milestone year. Hedy Koczwara has been appointed as the newest Vice President to join Aspen’s Executive Committee. Hedy earned a BS and MS in Earth Sciences from Stanford University. She brings 20 years of experience managing and preparing federal, state, and local environmental, planning, and analytical documents for energy and infrastructure projects in the western United States.  Her expertise includes both linear and site-specific projects such as transmission lines, pipelines, renewable and gas-fired power plants, and infrastructure development and improvement projects. Working out of […]

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CMUA Podcast on Groundbreaking Wildfire Risk Reduction Project for Utilities

Aspen Environmental Group is working on a Wildfire Risk Reduction, Reliability, and Asset Protection (WRAP) project with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Sierra Nevada Region (SNR) and Trinity Public Utilities District (TPUD) in Weaverville, California.

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Aspen’s Cultural Resources Specialist Earns Remote Pilot Certification

Aspen’s Cultural Resources Group is pleased to announce that one of our Senior Cultural Resources Specialists, Michael Macko, has earned the FAA Remote Pilot Certification and is now certified to fly Aspen’s drone in conjunction with any of our projects. Our drone capability can provide high-resolution georeferenced aerial photography and video, project area inspections, preliminary reconnaissance surveys, and right-of-way surveys efficiently and at reasonable cost. This additional capability will enhance our productivity and provide for more technically sophisticated deliverables to our wide range of public and private clients. Contact Aspen today to learn how this new capability will be of help to you in the field aspects of your projects.

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A Bright Future Ahead: Aspen Appoints New Leaders

As Aspen approaches its upcoming 30th anniversary, we are pleased to announce that our leadership team is growing through hiring, promotion, and reorganization. Aspen’s newest leaders are tasked with managing the accelerated growth Aspen has been experiencing.

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BLM Issues Record of Decision for Central Coast Oil and Gas Management Plan

On October 4th, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment that authorizes oil and natural gas leasing and development on federal lands across 11 counties in central California. […]

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Aspen Works with Local Agencies to Provide Wildfire Support in Southern California

Climatic changes are occurring locally and globally, and every indication points to the fact that frequent wildfires are becoming a fact of life in California. This will require a whole new mind-set for both private and public entities to develop plans to reduce the frequency of occurrence, mitigate the impacts, and enhance resiliency in dealing with the wildfires in California. Headquartered in southern California and directly affected by these fires in recent years, Aspen was compelled to use our resources and experience in such fields as biological resources, planning, and engineering to provide assistance and support to agencies and entities affected by wildfires. Below is some of our recent experience in this area: Staff Affected by Woolsey Fire Help Local […]

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