About LCA

Leonard Charles and Associates has provided comprehensive environmental and land use consulting to public agencies and groups for over thirty years.

As a small company dedicated to quality we offer clients many distinguishing attributes. Our staff has extensive experience with the broad range of impacts that can be expected from most types of projects. We are familiar with the varied geographic regions of Northern California, and have established working relationships with many staff members of pertinent State and County reviewing agencies. We do not work for developers or other private interests, ensuring our objectivity in assessing projects.

As a California certified small business, the skills of LCA staff are augmented by working with a select group of technical consultants. This allows us the flexibility to adapt our team to suit every project. LCA has worked with these consultants over periods ranging from five to thirty years. Their experience ensures that, whenever necessary, we have experts in the appropriate field addressing technical issues.

Many of our projects have been highly controversial, subject to the intense scrutiny of both public agencies and the general public. In every case, our work has been praised for its thoroughness, objectivity, and combination of creative and practical approaches to developing alternatives and mitigation measures.