Leslie Lazarotti



Leslie Lazarotti is a Principal at WRA, Inc. Her main focus is helping clients understand the interface of California’s environmental regulations and natural communities. She has worked on projects throughout the varied ecosystems of California, including sensitive coastal communities and wetland habitats. Prior to joining WRA, Leslie worked for San Francisco State University, San Francisco Estuary Institute, and the State Water Quality Resources Control Board as part of the 401 Water Quality Certification Program. She specializes in preparing multi-agency permitting approaches for redevelopment projects along San Francisco Bay, infrastructure improvement projects, and open space and park projects with public access elements. Leslie is also one of WRA’s foremost experts in California Coastal Zone requirements.


Brooklyn Basin Shoreline Redevelopment, Signature Development Group, Oakland, California

Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Redevelopment, Treasure Island Development Authority/Moffatt & Nichol, San Francisco, California

India Basin Shoreline Redevelopment, Build, Inc./San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department/Trust for Public Land, San Francisco, California

Callippe Golf Course Biological Monitoring, Pleasanton, California

Former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital Redevelopment Project, Oakland, California

San Mateo County Planning & Building Department, Midcoast Multimodal Coastal Trail Biological Studies and Permitting, Redwood City, California

Coastside Land Trust, Wavecrest Coastal Trail, City of Half Moon Bay, California

Shadow Cliffs to Arroyo Del Valle Regional Trail: Arroyo del Valle Bridge Feasibility Study, Sycamore Grove Regional Park, Livermore, California

East Bay Regional Park District, Encinal Dune Restoration and Shoreline Stabilization Project, Alameda, California

San Mateo County Parks, Fitzgerald Marin Reserve Coastal Trail, Moss Beach, California

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

Runnymede Storm Drain Phase II Project and Repair of the O’connor Pump Station Outfall Structure, East Palo Alto, California


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

BS, Biology, University of California, Davis, 2001

BA, English, University of California, Davis, 2001


California Native Plant Society

Association of Environmental Professionals

Society of Wetland Scientists

CREW, East Bay

Bay Planning Coalition, Member Sustainable Waterfronts Committee

California Coastal Resilience Network