Rich has over three decades of experience in environmental planning, climate action planning, compliance strategy, permitting, and mitigation development and implementation. He has worked on numerous controversial and complex environmental planning and compliance programs, involving both state and federal environmental planning, review, and compliance.
Partnering with public and private sector clients, Rich has directed and participated in environmental impact assessments, alternatives analysis, and environmental permitting processes for a variety of proposed development and infrastructure. He has expertise in high-speed, intercity, and commuter rail; residential, commercial, and industrial development; park and recreation facilities and resorts; general plans and specific plans; flood control; water supply; wetland restoration; solar and wind energy; marine oil terminals and oil pipelines; natural gas power plants and pipelines; roads, highways, and bike paths; vineyards; telecommunications; and mining ventures. Rich also leads our California Municipal Climate Action Planning practice, which focuses on greenhouse gas inventories and greenhouse gas reduction planning for cities, counties, and regional governments in California.
M.A., Energy Environment, Science, and Technology, the School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
B.A., History, Stanford University
- (2019). Best Practices in Implementing Climate Action Plans. Association of Environmental Professionals, California.
- (2017). Production, Activity-Based, and Consumption-Based GHG Inventories: Implications for CEQA and Climate Action Planning. Association of Environmental Professionals, California.
- (2015). Beyond 2020: The Challenge for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Planning by Local Governments in California. Association of Environmental Professionals, California.