Synthesis Planning is an environmental and safety consultancy specializing in environmental planning, permitting, OSHA compliance and emergency planning.



Synthesis provides specialized services including:

  • Wetland and Riparian Corridor Delineation and Surveying
  • Environmental Permitting and Planning
  • Habitat and Environmental Assessment
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
  • Sensitive Wildlife Species Management and Permitting
  • Environmental Compliance and Mitigation Monitoring

Our mission is to deliver scientifically accurate, innovative, and practical solutions to our clients’ environmental challenges. Synthesis offers top-notch planning and permitting services with a focus on cost-effectiveness and project flexibility as we help our clients understand and comply with increasingly complicated environmental regulations.

We thrive on an open exchange of ideas between our clients, the community, and regulatory agencies as we foster projects that protect, serve, and sustain both the natural and the human environments.


At Synthesis, we work hand in hand with both public and private clients to comply with state and federal legislation—including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, California Environmental Quality Act, and National Environmental Policy Act—as well as with regional and local ordinances. We aren’t daunted by complex projects that require multiple simultaneous permitting processes and significant environmental review.

Our environmental management and biological expertise will shepherd your project from the earliest planning stages to field implementation and monitoring. And you can always count on our solid, dedicated project management efforts to keep your vision on target with the development of critical path schedules and stringent project oversight.

We are known for our problem-solving acumen, our unmatched experience with a broad range of issues, and our utmost respect for and dedication to the environment. You’ll find that we are often able to streamline the permitting process as a result of our long-standing relationships with regulatory staff, our thorough grasp of the permitting process, and our customized strategies for negotiating with regulatory agencies. But ultimately, Synthesis’ outstanding reputation is based on professional and technical competence: we consistently produce technically sound, scientifically defensible analyses.