(Portions of this text are reproduced from the Change.LA website) In the UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences study released December 2014, Dr. Alex Hall and his research team looked at the total amount of precipitation—rain and snow—that falls in the Los Angeles region’s wet season, during the months of December through March. Their key finding […]
The LAUSD Board of Education certified the Final MND for the Monseñor Oscar Romero Charter School (MORCS) on Tuesday December 9, 2014. Impact Sciences published the Draft MND in August of this year and completed the Final MND in October. In addition, the Board approved the project, allowing YPI Charter Schools, Inc.to move forward with […]
Pasadena’s City Council certified the Final EIR for the Re-Use of the Desiderio Army Reserve Center Project on Monday October 27, 2014. Impact Sciences published the Draft EIR in April of this year and completed the Final EIR this past summer. The project includes the reuse of the 5.1-acre Desiderio US Army Reserve Center into […]
As we continue to experience drought conditions here in California, our biologists are noticing its impact on the local wildlife. The biology staff has seen a decline in the number and diversity of animals when conducting small mammal and pitfall trapping in recent weeks. This could potentially have an effect on how regulatory agencies view […]
Impact sciences’ biologists are performing focused surveys for several special status wildlife species for projects in the Santa Clarita valley. The most recent surveys are for silvery legless lizard and desert woodrat. The biologists use live traps that do not harm the animals. The animals are identified, recorded, and released, none the worse for wear.
The call for CEQA reform by politicians, practitioners, and lead agencies has caught the attention of the California Legislature. In the end of May the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee requested input from statewide stakeholders regarding their experience with the environmental review process. Feedback from stakeholders who participate in this questionnaire […]