Leo Lentsch has more than 30 years of experience as a conservation biologist and program/project manager, supporting a wide range of public and private clients in the energy and water sectors. Mr. Lentsch has prepared documents that support incidental take permits under Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Section 7 biological assessments, species recovery plans, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance documents, and other conservation planning documents.
Mr. Lentsch's experience includes managing the assessments of a variety of projects and the impacts of the operations of those projects on sensitive resources. Specific projects include the impact assessment of hydro-electric power generation in the Colorado River system; operation of the federal Columbia River power system; and operation of the Pittsburg and Contra Costa Power Plants and their effects on aquatic resources in the San Francisco Bay Delta. He has also prepared a white paper on the potential effects of offshore wind energy development, and he participates in the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) siting and offshore committees.
Mr. Lentsch has an M.S. in Fishery and Wildlife Biology and a B.S. in Fishery and Biology and Zoology from Colorado State University.