Regional Manager, Northern California
Pat spearheads HELIX’s growth in Northern California to increase the depth and breadth of services we provide to our clients and teaming partners in that region. Pat leads our Sacramento County (Folsom) and Placer County (Roseville) office teams for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, biological resource studies, cultural resource management, landscape architecture, and regulatory permitting services.
Prior to his current role, Pat Britton originally joined HELIX as Office Principal overseeing the firm’s biological resources and environmental compliance programs for the Northern California region. This included overseeing the biology and regulatory groups and managing mitigation monitoring programs, biological assessments (for both the Federal and California Endangered Species Acts), and resource impact evaluations for CEQA/NEPA environmental compliance documents.
Pat has many years of specialized experience with wetland restoration and enhancement. He has managed the preparation and processing of Section 404/10 permit applications (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Section 401 water quality certification applications (Regional Water Quality Control Board), permit applications for Coastal Zone Management and McAteer Petris Act compliance (San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission), and Section 1602 Agreements (California Department of Fish & Wildlife).
For more than 19 years, Pat has advised clients regarding regulatory requirements and environmentally sensitive design of projects, completing environmental compliance documents, permits, and technical reports for a variety of clients and project types throughout California, Nevada, and Utah. Pat has extensive experience leading teams and managing complex projects, ensuring that appropriate entitlements are received in a timely manner and within budget, and helping clients to navigate applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Pat has Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Botany from Humboldt State University. He is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist, an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA-) certified Arborist, and a California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) Practitioner.
You can reach Pat at PatrickB@helixepi.com.