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4 Vital Observations to Assess the Health of Blue Gum Eucalyptus Trees

Tasmanian blue gum eucalyptus (eucalyptus globulus) are ubiquitous in California. The species was imported as seeds from Australia during the Gold Rush during the mid-1800s, in the hopes that the fast-growing trees’ wood could be used for construction, furniture making, and railroad ties. They were unsuitable for that use due to the propensity of the

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3 Ways Small and Midsize Organizations can Cut Cyber Attack Risk this Year

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs; organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees) are often unprepared for cyber attacks due to the erroneous belief that hackers are only concerned with attacking large enterprises with deep pockets. In fact, 43% of all data breaches involve SMBs. These organizations are an attractive target for ransomware, financial fraud, and supply

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Dudek Elevates Two More Women to its Board, Growing its Strategy and Empowering Future Leaders

In November of 2021, Dudek announced the additions of Jill Weinberger, PhD and Meg Lassarat to the Board of Directors (Board). Weinberger, from Dudek’s Hydrogeology group, was elected as the new internal director. She leverages an ability and willingness to think critically and challenge ideas, a long-standing tenure with Dudek, an understanding and appreciation of

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7 Tips to Help You Manage Spring Biology Surveys this Year

Every spring biology survey is slightly different. While some species—plants and butterflies to name two—have variable survey seasons, others have well-established or federally mandated survey seasons. Missing a survey window can adversely impact a project’s schedule. Working closely with project biologists can help identify biological constraints early in the process, helping a project stay on

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Eric Wilson Named Executive Vice President

Eric Wilson, LEED AP has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Coming from his role as Vice President of Environmental Services, Wilson leverages more than 25 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry to take on the new position. His focus on delivering exceptional results and unparalleled client experiences, coupled with his passion for

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Eric Wilson Appointed Vice President and Environmental Division Leader

We are proud to announce Eric Wilson, LEED AP as Dudek’s new Environmental Group Leader. Eric has been with the firm for 5 years and has 22 years of expertise in his field. With a proven track record delivering exceptional results and unparalleled client experiences, Eric will spearhead Dudek’s environmental consultancy during a time of

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Keys to Developing CEQA Analysis with Net-Zero Emissions Threshold

The environmental impact report (EIR) for the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) new world-class motor vehicle and emissions testing and research facility is one of the first projects to use zero-emissions thresholds for evaluating greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts in a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document. CARB established the zero-emission goal to be proactive in

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Joe Monaco Named President as Dudek Transitions from Founder to Future Leader for the First Time

Dudek announces the approval of Environmental Division head and Executive Vice President, Joe Monaco, as the new President of the company. Frank Dudek, the firm’s founder, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive Officer (CEO). After 37 years of serving water, energy, development, and municipal clients, this is a diligently planned transfer

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4 Keys to Managing CEQA for California’s First LEED Platinum-Certified Hospital

Kaiser Permanente’s ambitious goal for a new 450-bed hospital included LEED Platinum Certification and becoming a valued neighborhood resource. The new medical campus was recently named the Best Healthcare Project in California in 2017 by Engineering News Record. “When you’re building a hospital, it’s like building a mini-city,” said Shawn Shamlou, AICP, Dudek’s CEQA Principal

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