Industry News

Farallon Welcomes Principal Geologist Chris Moody
October 20, 2017
Chris Moody, a Principal Geologist, joins Farallon’s Portland, Oregon office, bringing 23 years of environmental consulting experience to the firm.  Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Applied Geology from Northern Arizona University.  He has served as a project manager or lead project geologist for remedial investigations/feasibility studies, sediment...
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Farallon Owners Sell Company to Employees
October 11, 2017
Farallon Consulting, L.L.C. (Farallon) Chief Executive Officer Amy Essig Desai announced that ownership of the firm was transferring to those most responsible for and invested in our continuing success:  our employees.  “At Farallon, our people have always been our most valuable resource,” said co-founder Peter Jewett.  “Their experience and expertise have made Farallon a leader in providing...
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Amy Essig Desai to Speak at the Environmental Industry Summit II
July 19, 2017
Farallon Chief Executive Officer Amy Essig Desai will speak at the Pacific Northwest Environmental Industry Summit II presented by Environmental Business International (EBI) in Seattle, Washington on July 27, 2017.  EBI will present regional and state market statistics and forecasts, and interactive panels will discuss industry drivers, new practice areas, managing growth and mergers and...
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Rob Leet and Pete Kingston Join the Farallon Team
May 23, 2017
Farallon recently welcomed Rob Leet, Senior Geologist, and Pete Kingston, Associate Geologist, as new technical staff in Farallon’s Seattle, Washington office. Rob holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences from Pennsylvania State University, and has over 26 years of experience in the environmental industry helping clients assess...
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Amy Essig Desai Announced as Farallon Chief Executive Officer
January 19, 2017
Farallon Consulting, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Essig Desai has been named Chief Executive Officer.  Amy has been with Farallon since 2002, and a Member since 2008.  Farallon Co-Founders Peter Jewett and Clifford Schmitt will continue to provide technical expertise to clients and will transition into a leadership structure supported by a Board of Directors as Amy serves in the...
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Climate Resiliency and Green Remediation
January 16, 2017
Farallon is assisting the Washington State Department of Ecology in evaluating state cleanup sites and landfills that may be vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, wildfires, flooding, and landslides.  Farallon’s research into ways to make projects more resilient to climate change includes assessing vulnerabilities, compiling mitigation technologies, and providing support...
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Perfluorinated Chemicals: An Emerging Contaminant
December 8, 2016
Perfluorinated Chemicals: An Emerging Contaminant Contributing Authors:Katherine Dlubac, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Farallon ConsultingGary Hokkanen, Principal and Member, Farallon ConsultingSteve Figgins, Principal, Farallon Consulting An emerging contaminant of significant interest to regulators and the public is a class of chemicals known as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), human-made chemicals...
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Dr. Teresa Michelsen to Conduct Sediments Workshop
August 8, 2016
Farallon Principal Environmental Scientist Dr. Teresa Michelsen will teach a course on sediment cleanup standards with the Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC) in Kirkland, Washington on October 18, 2016.  NWETC offers customized in-person and online courses on current policy, standards, technology, and regulations for environmental professionals. Topics to be covered in this 1-day...
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Current Status of Voluntary Cleanup Program
August 4, 2016
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) serves hundreds of applicants working toward a No Further Action (NFA) determination for contaminated sites.  Ecology budget cuts and staff attrition have left over 200 sites enrolled in the VCP without a Project Manager, and minimal staff at Ecology Regional Offices to address the increasing number of sites...
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2016 Managing Stormwater in Oregon
May 20, 2016
Farallon is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Managing Stormwater in Oregon conference presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council.  These annual stormwater conferences bring together regulated companies, regulators, and service providers to discuss the challenges of handling stormwater in our region. Again this year, Farallon will be a presenter, sharing its stormwater expertise...
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