Energy Sector


Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project (EITP)

Curtis Wambach, M.S., Senior Biologist & Principal, managed a $10 million environmental permits budget for the $350 million Southern California Edison (SCE) Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project (EITP) located along a 35 mile reach in the Mohave Desert from Primm California to the Eldorado Substation in Nevada near Los Vegas. 

Mr. Wambach gained valuable experience in administering a mitigation bank within the Mojave desert to off-set impacts to the desert tortoise, desert washes, and desert habitat. Other valuable experience includes: 1) big-horned sheep mitigation, 2) rare plant mitigation, 3) cactus and yucca mitigation plan, 4) Raven Management Plan, 5) NEPA/CEQA/Biological Opinion Review, 6) JD Report, 7) Biological Assessment, 8) raptor survey, 9) RRRP, 10) project management, and 11) State and local permitting in California and Nevada.

Oregon Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)

Managed a team of biologists subcontracting for CH2M Hill to evaluate 35 miles of potential pipeline route for wetlands, wildlife, and steep slopes along the Oregon Coastal range during October 2011. Recorded data using both a Trimble and a Garmin GPS unit. Covered rugged steep terrain on foot over forested mountain ranges that were in various stages of timber harvest.