Northgate Presents at State of the Estuary Conference

      Northgate is proud to have once again presented at the State of the Estuary Conference. The State of the Estuary Conference focuses on the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges. This year, The 13th Biennial State of the Estuary Conference was held at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, CA. Northgates presented posters included: Applications of UAS (Drones) for Aerial Mapping for Shoreline and Wetland Restoration and Management; presented by Pascual […]

Northgate Selected for Port of San Francisco Contract

Northgate has been selected for a multi-year contract to provide As-Needed Environmental Services to the Port of San Francisco! For the Port of San Francisco contract, Northgate joint ventured with AGS, Inc, a local engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco. Our team brings key technical components to support the Port with high quality and adept environmental planning and engineering including sediment characterization and dredge program support, storm water compliance and climate change evaluation services. We look forward to supporting the environmental needs of the Port along its pier and bay margin properties with cost-effective and sustainable practices through the term […]

Critical Updates to the San Francisco Maher Ordinance: Construction Permitting Related to Subsurface Conditions

In August 2013, the City of San Francisco adopted sweeping changes to Article 22A of the San Francisco Public Health Code also known as the “Maher Ordinance.” These changes greatly expand the types and number of properties potentially subject to Department of Public Health (DPH) review and oversight related to the characterization and mitigation of hazardous materials in soil and groundwater. What is the Maher Ordinance? Created in 1986, the Maher Ordinance requires that properties located along certain portions of the City known to be underlain by artificial bay-margin fill be evaluated for the potential presence of soil or groundwater […]