ECORP has expanded and opened a new office in the city of Chico, California. Our wide range of environmental services now includes noise monitoring and analysis, and air quality and greenhouse gas emissions modeling. Our new staff bring experience with projects ranging from the processing of site plan, land division, and design review applications; land use and zone change projects; and management and primary authorship of numerous General Plans, Specific Plans, and City Codes.
ECORP will continue to provide our full spectrum of existing services from the Chico office, which include cultural and biological resources, and the preparation of environmental documents that comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Chico office address:
ECORP Consulting, Inc.
55 Hanover Lane, Suite A
Chico, CA 95973
Phone: (530) 809-2585
Fax: (530) 809-4149
Meet the Chico Staff!
Scott Friend, AICP
ECORP welcomes Scott Friend as a senior member of the ECORP team in the service areas of land use planning and environmental analysis. Scott oversees the activities and staff of ECORP’s Chico office with a practice-area focus on the northern California area. He oversees all work in the office and provides senior-level planning, environmental, contract staffing, and project management services. He has professional planning experience in both local government planning and private sector consulting and has managed numerous public and private sector programs.
For more than 20 years, Scott has enhanced his local government experience in both current and advance planning, including serving as a contract staff planner/department director for various northern California counties, cities, and towns. Scott’s professional background includes projects ranging from the processing of site plan, land division, and design review applications; land use and zone change projects; preparation and management of annexation requests; management and primary authorship of numerous General Plans, Specific Plans, and City Codes; preparation of all types of environmental analysis documents for both CEQA and NEPA projects; and, oversight, management, and operations of public agency and private sector organizations. Primary clients have included private land owner and land development interests, public planning agencies, school districts, local agency formation commissions, and special districts.
With 11 years of experience as an environmental planner and air quality/noise analyst, Seth is involved in the preparation of a full range of CEQA and NEPA environmental compliance and review documents, including environmental impact reports. He has extensive expertise conducting air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and noise analyses and has a comprehensive working knowledge of the associated regulatory environment. He is proficient in the use of CalEEMod, EMFAC2014, AERMOD, the Roadway Construction Model, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Highway Traffic Noise Prediction Model, and other industry standard emissions and noise modeling tools. In addition, Seth prepares implementation documents and programs such as zoning ordinance updates, design review programs, and planning program guidelines. As a certified arborist (ISA #WE-7501A), he also provides landscape and irrigation plan review for development and public works projects.
As a project manager and assistant project manager with 15 years of experience, Mike has completed environmental impact reports for large-scale residential developments, multi-use developments, commercial developments, and general plan updates. In addition, he has written numerous initial studies/negative declarations for a variety of development types. He has also provided contract planning staff for various jurisdictions in northern California and has written zoning code and subdivision code updates, municipal service reviews, development impact fee updates, housing elements, and general plan updates. Mike joins ECORP to bring his expertise in environmental planning, policy document preparation, and contract planning services for client agencies.
For more information about our new services, staff, and location, please contact Scott Friend at (530) 809-2585.