Land Taken into Trust For Wilton Rancheria
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The U.S. Department of the Interior accepted 36-acres of land in Elk Grove, CA today in trust for the Wilton Rancheria. Wilton Rancheria, formerly a landless Indian tribe, plans to construct a 600,000 square-foot casino resort and hotel on the property. The project is anticipated to employ approximately [...] READ

Judge Upholds Ascension Heights Residential Subdivision EIR
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved the Ascension Heights Subdivision Project Environmental Impact Report in February of 2016. AES prepared the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on behalf of the San Mateo County Planning and Building Department. A neighborhood association filed a lawsuit [...] READ

1400-acre Housing Project in Santa Barbara County Approved
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The Chumash Tribal Housing Project, located on a 2.2-square mile property near Santa Ynez, CA, has been approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. The property will be used for 143 homes and associated facilities. The approval and acquisition of the property by the United [...] READ

Cherokee Springs Plaza Casino Project Approved by Department of the Interior
Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Today the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, approved the federal trust acquisition of a 46-acre site in Oklahoma for the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee Nation plans to construct a multi-use commercial development on the property and surrounding lands. The overall project at [...] READ

Crystal Geyser Bottling Plant EIR
Thursday, January 12th, 2017


AES assisted the County of Siskiyou with preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Crystal Geyser Bottling Plant Project (Proposed Project). The Proposed Project evaluated in the Draft EIR consists of the operation [...] READ

Wilton Casino Resort EIS
Friday, December 9th, 2016


The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, has released the Final EIS for the Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Resort Project, located in Elk Grove, Sacramento County, California in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The EIS also satisfies the [...] READ

Project Manager or Assistant Project Manager
Friday, November 11th, 2016

We are looking for either an experienced environmental project manager or assistant project manager. Job duties will include managing large to medium sized environmental studies, including EISs, EAs, EIRs, planning studies and related documents. Requires degree in environmental studies, planning, engineering, [...] READ

Environmental Analyst
Friday, November 11th, 2016

Analytical Environmental Services (AES), an environmental consulting and planning services firm based in Sacramento, seeks candidates with a strong commitment to providing exceptional client service to join our team and technical proficiency in the area(s) of biology, air quality and/or water quality. Job [...] READ

Air Quality Analyst
Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Analytical Environmental Services ("AES") is seeking an Air Quality Analyst with technical expertise in air quality and greenhouse gas analyses and modeling. Duties will include preparing technical analysis in support of CEQA documents and related technical reports. The successful candidate will have: Experience [...] READ

Carmichael Water District Restoration Project Nears Completion
Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Carmichael Water District is implementing a series of water facility and habitat restoration projects along the American River in Sacramento. The projects include: 1) installation of a new 30-inch diameter, 1,000-foot long water pipeline under the American River to provide treated drinking water for [...] READ

North Fork Rancheria Casino EIS Upheld by Federal Court
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A federal judge rejected what she termed a “scorched earth” and wide-ranging legal challenge to the North Fork Rancheria’s proposed casino north of Fresno, CA. U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell dismissed an array of arguments raised by casino opponents who have been fighting the project for [...] READ

Seminole Coconut Creek Hotel Project Final EIS
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Seminole FEIS Cover

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, has released the Final EIS for the Seminole Tribe of Florida Coconut Creek Fee-to-Trust and Hotel Project. The proposed project consists of the phased construction of a hotel/resort facility, spa, conference center, structured parking, and [...] READ

Yolo County and Water Board Permit Compliance for Medicinal Cannabis Farms
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

In March, Yolo County approved an ordinance lifting a ban on outdoor medicinal cannabis cultivation. The Ordinance limits the operations to one-acre and it must be located greater than 1,000 feet from a youth-oriented facility such as a school, bus stop, park, or a church or 75 feet from a legal residential [...] READ

Central Valley Water Board Permitting Medicinal Cannabis Farms
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

In June, Sacramento, Davis, Yuba County, and Nevada County residents will be voting on various medicinal cannabis measures that range from growing prohibitions to legalizing outdoor farms. While local governments are grappling with the issue, State agencies have moved forward with implementing environmental [...] READ

Walt Ranch Vineyard Final EIR
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Walt Ranch Vineyard Final EIR Cover

The proposed Walt Ranch Vineyard Project involves planting 356 acres of vineyard on the 2,300 acre Walt Ranch in the Atlas Peak Area of Napa County, California. Over 200 comment letters and 2,100 petition signatures were received on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), published in July 2014. [...] READ

Folsom and Concord Project CEQA Documents Approved on the Same Night
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Although separated by nearly 100 miles, the Econome Family Park Project in Folsom and the Autumn Brook Subdivision Project in Concord where approved and the CEQA documents certified by the respective City councils within hours of each other tonight. AES prepared the initial study/mitigated negative [...] READ

Ascension Heights Residential Subdivision EIR Approved by San Mateo County
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

After a four hour public hearing and 15 years after the initial proposal was submitted to the Planning Department, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved the Ascension Heights Subdivision Project and certified the Environmental Impact Report with a 4 to 1 vote today. AES prepared the EIR [...] READ

AES Selected for City of Sacramento and Placer County On-Call Services
Monday, January 4th, 2016

The City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation has selected AES to provide on-call biological services for City projects. For the next five years, AES will have the opportunity to work with the City of Sacramento on various Parks and Recreation projects. Additionally, Placer County has selected [...] READ

Nez Perce Integrated Resource Management Plan Notice of Intent
Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Nez Perce IRMP NOI Cover

A Notice of Intent was published on December 7, 2015 in the Federal Register advising the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency intends to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) and conduct public scoping meetings to evaluate potential environmental impacts [...] READ

EIS on Ione Tribe Casino Project Upheld By Federal Court
Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Litigation regarding the approval by the U.S. Department of the Interior of an application by the Ione Band of Miwok Indians for land in trust has been decided by Judge Troy Nunley in favor of the Department and the Tribe. Among other things, the litigation challenged the adequacy of the NEPA Environmental [...] READ