Leslie Lazarotti

Senior Regulatory Permitting Specialist

Overview

Leslie is a Senior Regulatory Permitting Specialist at WRA, Inc. Leslie’s main focus is helping clients understand the interface of California’s environmental regulations and natural communities. Having completed a BA in English and a BS in Biology from UC Davis, she went on to receive her Masters degree in Ecology and Systematic Biology from San Francisco State University. During her schooling, Leslie gained experience in wetland monitoring, invasive species biology, and coastal scrub ecology. She has worked for San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Estuary Institute conducting vegetation monitoring and water quality sampling in tidal wetlands throughout the Bay Area. Leslie has also worked for the State Water Quality Resources Control Board as part of the 401 Water Quality Certification Program.

Leslie specializes in preparing multi-agency permitting approaches, navigating projects within the California Coastal Zone, and helping clients understand the SMARA process. In her eight years at WRA, Leslie has worked on projects throughout the varied ecosystems of California, including sensitive coastal communities, riparian corridors, conifer forests, wetland habitats, and grassland habitats.

Projects

Callippe Golf Course Biological Monitoring,Pleasanton, California

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Recoat Mokelumne Aqueduct Project, Bay-Delta, California

Marin-Sonoma Narrows Highway 101 Widening Project, Marin County, California

Marin-Sonoma Narrows Highway 101 Widening Project: Revalidation Areas, Marin County, California

Union Sanitary District Force Main Access Improvement Project, Alameda County, California

Former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital Redevelopment Project, Oakland, California

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Recoat Mokelumne Aqueduct Project, Bay-Delta, California

Education

MS, Ecology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 2004

BS, Biology, University of California, Davis, 2001

BA, English, University of California, Davis, 2001

Other

California Native Plant Society

Association of Environmental Professionals

Society of Wetland Scientists