Senior Project Manager

Education


Graduate Studies in Environmental Policy and Planning, California State University, Fullerton

B.A. in Environmental Studies, minor in Biology, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Contact

Email: kstrain@meridianconsultantsllc.com

Direct: (805) 367-5729


Kelene Strain


Affiliations


American Planning Association

About


Ms. Strain is a land use and environmental planner with 14 years of diverse experience in planning, environmental analysis, and mitigation and conservation banking. Throughout her career she has successfully managed and aided in the preparation and coordination of environmental documentation in compliance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). These environmental documents include Program and Project Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), Supplemental EIRs, Focused EIRs, Addendums to EIRs, Mitigation Monitoring Plans and Reports, Initial Studies (IS), and Mitigated Negative Declarations (MND) and Environmental Assessments. Ms. Strain’s range of project experience includes large-scale general plans, redevelopment plans, high-density and transit-oriented residential developments, park and recreation facilities and trails, commercial and retail complexes, and coastal resort hotels.

Ms. Strain also has experience in obtaining regulatory permit approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), and NOAA Fisheries. Ms. Strain also possesses experience in biological surveying, and wetland delineation and restoration, and mitigation banking compliance efforts that deliver regulatory permits and approvals, including Prospectus, Operation/Management Plans and Bank Entitlement Instruments.

Ms. Strain also worked closely with CDFW and the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, and Orange County Parks as a volunteer wetland scientist and naturalist at both Bolsa Chica State Beach and Upper Newport Bay (Back Bay). Her efforts included wildlife survey, habitat restoration, trail maintenance and restoration, water quality monitoring, and environmental education and public outreach.