Dudek Names Industry Veteran to Lead Firm's Northern California Environmental Practice

Jan 09, 2007, 00:00 ET from Dudek

    ENCINITAS, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dudek today announced that
 Keith Babcock has joined the California-based engineering and environmental
 consulting firm to lead its Northern California environmental practice.
 Babcock is based in the Sacramento area.
     "A major landowner developing a master-planned community and a local
 water agency general manager needing environmental permits to upgrade a
 pipeline face the same challenge of balancing regulatory compliance with
 the project's financial and scheduling constraints," said June Collins,
 Dudek's vice president and environmental services manager. "Keith brings 20
 years experience providing practical, implementable environmental solutions
 to assist the developer and the general manager in achieving their project
     Dudek's Northern California office will focus on the Central Valley,
 the Sierra foothills and the greater Sacramento region.
     "Dudek has extensive experience working in growth regions where
 projects combine challenging environmental issues with active and
 interested stakeholders," said Babcock. "We provide expertise in the
 traditional environmental services, such as CEQA/NEPA compliance,
 biological investigations and permitting, and habitat restoration, as well
 as newer services with a growing demand in California, such as noise
 analysis, urban/community forestry, and fire protection and prevention
 planning at the wildlands-urban interface."
     Babcock has more than 20 years experience in wildlife biology,
 regulatory compliance and project management as well as a proven record of
 opening offices and building private environmental consulting practices. He
 previously served as a managing principal at a private practice
 environmental firm, where he managed its biological services operation and
 opened and built two regional offices. Babcock is a member of the
 Association of Environmental Professionals and several other scientific and
 business organizations.
     About Dudek
     Dudek is a California-based engineering and environmental consulting
 corporation that creatively solves regulatory challenges for municipal
 agencies and major land owners. The firm helps clients plan, design,
 construct and manage successful infrastructure and environmental projects
 that balance regulatory mandates and technical requirements within
 financial and scheduling goals. Founded in 1980, Dudek is headquartered in
 Encinitas in San Diego County with offices in Orange, Riverside, Los
 Angeles, Santa Barbara and Sacramento counties. For more information, visit
 www.dudek.com or e-mail info@dudek.com.
     Christine Clinton