Upcoming events

    • Saturday, April 08, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Three Rivers Arts Center - 41673 N. Fork Drive, Three Rivers, CA

    When:  Saturday April 8, 2017.


    Where:  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Three Rivers Arts Center (41673 N. Fork Drive, Three Rivers – carpool to the start of the trail)


    Bring:  Sack lunch, water, and camera. (Cell phones are out of range)


    Wear:  Wear layers of clothes and comfortable walking shoes


    Distance: 5 miles (8 km) one way
    Elevation: 3,600 - 5,100 ft
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Time: 4-7 hours round trip (not including stops for rest or picture taking)


    Cost: AEP Members - Free, Non-Members - $10


    A quiet, little-used trail full of contrasts awaits hikers of the Ladybug Trail in the remote southern end of Sequoia National Park. The trail crosses rushing streams, wanders under towering silent canyon live oaks, and winds alongside grassy hillsides as it threads its way for four miles into the steep foothill country on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Dogs are not permitted. For more information on the location go to


    AEP Central Chapter Member, Tim Bailey, will be our guide.  Tim is a Planner IV at the Tulare County Resource Management Agency. However, Tim is also a credentialed, retired federal law enforcement officer, having spent 20 years in the public safety, law enforcement, and military community, Tim retired out of Sequoia National Park in 2014 after spending 10 years there working on a specialized investigative and interdiction team. Tim's service extends across two decades and includes time served with local EMS resources, the NYPD, the Israeli National Police, the Israeli Defense Forces, and the US National Park Service where he also received cross-deputization with several local sheriff departments.  Tim owns and manages a small natural resource security consultancy, the Sierra Technical Advisory Group LLC., that may be viewed here - Bio link 

    • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • John's Incredible Pizza, 7095 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno CA
    • 37

    If your project has the potential to impact a riparian stream zone or waters of the United States, navigating the hurdles of the permitting process can be time consuming. Just when you’ve completed a challenging CEQA/NEPA document process, you can be in a lengthy and multifaceted permitting process. This lunchtime seminar will touch upon some of the most common permits – CA Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 1600 Streambed and Lake Alteration Agreements and the US Army Corps of Engineers Clean Water Act Sections 404 and the Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10. Hear directly from these agencies’ San Joaquin Valley regulatory staff about the common hurdles and mistakes made by applicants, and some beneficial streamlining solutions. Hope you can join us.


    11:00 – 11:30       Networking

    11:30 – 12:00       Lunch

    12:00 – 2:00         Workshop


    Registration: AEP Members: $10, Non-Members: $30.00, Students: $15

Past events

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 2017 Advanced CEQA Workshop
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Legislative Update and Membership Appreciation Event
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 AEP & APA Holiday Mixer
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 AEP's 2016 CEQA Essentials Workshop
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 CEQA Case Law Update
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Beyond 2020: The Challenge of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Planning by Local Governments in California
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Chaffee Zoo - African Adventure Guided Tour
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 NEPA Essentials Workshop
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 404 Permit - Compensatory Mitigation Program
Saturday, March 05, 2016 Fine Gold Creek Hike
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 2016 Advanced CEQA Workshop
Thursday, February 18, 2016 Farmland Preservation Workshop
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 AB 52 and the New Tribal Role in CEQA
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Holiday Mixer
Thursday, November 05, 2015 CEQA Essentials Workshop
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Section 404 Permitting Process
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Sponsor the 2015 Eastern Slope Conference
Thursday, September 24, 2015 2015 Eastern Slope Conference
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2015 Summer NEPA Workshops
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 The Fresno General Plan Update - The Inside Story
Saturday, April 11, 2015 Fine Gold Creek Hike
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Dispersion Modeling for Health Risk Assessments Workshop
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Advanced CEQA Workshop
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Annual Membership Appreciation Event
Thursday, December 11, 2014 AEP and APA Holiday Mixer
Thursday, November 06, 2014 2014 CEQA Essentials: An Introduction & Intermediate Level Training Workshop
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 The Endangered Species Act and California Endangered Species Act - An Overview Toolbox
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Draft CEQA Guidelines for Analyzing Transportation Impacts from New Development Workshop
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Oil Field and Natural Gas Exploration in Kern County
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 The Fulton Mall: Past, Present and Future Presented by ITE
Monday, June 23, 2014 Basic NEPA Workshop
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Making Effective Presentations at Public Meetings
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Wetland and Riparian Stream permitting – An Overview and Toolbox for Applicants
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Canceled - Speed Networking
Saturday, March 29, 2014 Fine Gold Creek Hike
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Air Quality Analysis CEQA Tools Workshop
Thursday, February 06, 2014 2014 Advanced CEQA Workshop
Thursday, January 16, 2014 AEP Membership Appreciation Night with Legislative Update
Monday, December 16, 2013 CEQA Reform/Enhancement Roundtable
Thursday, December 05, 2013 AEP & APA Holiday Mixer
Thursday, November 07, 2013 Fall 2013 AEP CEQA Basics Workshop
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Eastern Slope Conference
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 NEPA Basics Workshop
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Photography for Environmental Professionals
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Streamlining Environmental Compliance and Permitting - How to Expedite Environmental Permitting
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Renewable Energy – Environmental Issues and Local Jurisdiction Initiatives
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Fine Gold Creek Hike
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Kings Basin Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
Friday, March 15, 2013 Careers in the Environmental Field Student Event
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2013 AEP Advanced CEQA Workshop
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 AEP Membership Meeting & Clovis General Plan Update
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Making Effective Presentations at Public Meetings
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Air Quality Health Risk Assessments in CEQA
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 Fall 2012 AEP CEQA Basics Workshop
Friday, September 21, 2012 Friday Night Wine Tasting and Music Event
Saturday, August 04, 2012 Moonlight Kayak Trip On the San Joaquin River
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 NEPA Basics Workshop
Thursday, July 19, 2012 CEQA Streamlining: Best Practices and Avoiding Common Pitfalls
Thursday, June 28, 2012 Association of Environmental Professionals Mixer
Sunday, May 06, 2012 2012 AEP Conference in Sacramento
Saturday, April 28, 2012 McKenzie Preserve Table Top Hike
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Mixer with ACEC
Thursday, March 15, 2012 Project Management Institute (PMI) Presents - Project Managment of Environmental Projects
Thursday, March 15, 2012 Practicing Planners Luncheon
Monday, March 12, 2012 2012 AEP Advanced CEQA Workshop In Fresno
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 AEP General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Association of Environmental Professionals Holiday Mixer
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 Indirect Source Review Permit Luncheon
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Fall 2011 AEP CEQA Basics Workshop
Friday, October 14, 2011 Biological Impacts of Solar Farms
Monday, August 22, 2011 Update on the High Speed Rail Project
Thursday, July 07, 2011 Legislative Update with AEP Lobbyist Allan Lind
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 Summer 2011 AEP Advanced CEQA Workshop In Tulare
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 Summer 2011 AEP Advanced CEQA Workshop In Fresno
Thursday, May 26, 2011 Association of Environmental Professionals Mixer
Friday, April 29, 2011 Fresno & Clovis Water Management Tour
Saturday, April 09, 2011 McKenzie Preserve Table Top Hike
Friday, March 25, 2011 Fresno & Clovis Water Management Tour
Sunday, March 06, 2011 AEP 2011 Conference
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 AEP General Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 27, 2011 AEP Winter Advanced CEQA Series Workshop
Friday, December 03, 2010 Christmas Tree Lane Holiday Event with APA
Thursday, October 14, 2010 AEP Fall 2010 CEQA Basics & Refresher Workshop
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Presentation: A New Flexible Solution for Addressing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Growing Communities
Thursday, July 29, 2010 Attorneys' Perspectives on Managing the CEQA Process to Avoid Litigation
Thursday, May 20, 2010 AEP Spring 2010 CEQA Series Advanced Workshop
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Fresno Green Drinks
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 AEP Central Chapter Board Meeting
Thursday, March 11, 2010 Legislative Update with AEP Lobbyist Allan Lind
Monday, February 08, 2010 AEP General Membership Meeting
Thursday, December 03, 2009 Central AEP & APA Holiday Mixer
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 Fall 2009 CEQA Basics Workshop
Thursday, September 24, 2009 Fresno Zero Waste Recycling Presentation and Tour of Sunset Recycling Plant
Friday, August 28, 2009 APA & AEP Retreat at Sequoia Lake
Saturday, August 22, 2009 Go Green Grizzlies Game
Thursday, June 25, 2009 Air Quality in the Central Valley: Past, Present, and Future
Saturday, June 13, 2009 Tree Planting at Basin Park
Thursday, May 07, 2009 Grizzlies Baseball Night (Thirsty Thursday)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Spring 2009 CEQA Series Advanced Workshop
Friday, March 27, 2009 San Joaquin Adobe Sunburst Mitigation Site Field Trip
Thursday, March 12, 2009 Joint APA/AEP Mixer
Thursday, February 12, 2009 General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Fall 2008 CEQA Basics
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