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Barbara Nelson

Barbara Nelson has more than 32 years of experience in preparing planning policy documents and related environmental documents on a wide range of land use and design topics for a variety of small- to large-sized projects throughout California. She has an in-depth understanding of the municipal entitlement process, environmental issues, and the importance of working successfully with a range of public and private stakeholders.

Recent Posts

Taking Action: Climate Change and Tourism

Posted by Barbara Nelson on Nov 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM


Few industries are as complexly intertwined with the causes and effects of climate change as tourism. Tourism is a resource-intensive industry, and its components, including transportation and hospitality, contribute to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which are driving climate change.

The Effects of Global Wildfires

Posted by Barbara Nelson on Sep 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM


In 2018, California experienced some of the largest wildfires in its history. The Mendocino Complex Fire, the biggest of several devastating fires that struck the state this summer, scorched more than 459,000 acres and continued burning for over a month. Similarly disastrous wildfires have sprung up across the globe this year, including in Canada, Greece, and Australia. The evidence is clear that climate change is altering the frequency and extent of wildfires worldwide. In a warmer world, wildfires are becoming larger, harder to control, and more destructive.