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Joaquin Pacheco

Joaquin Pacheco Joaquin Meckler-Pacheco joined FirstCarbon Solutions as a biological consultant in June of 2018 on the Environmental Services Biology Team. He carries out various field studies, such as rare plant surveys, habitat assessments, and wetland delineations, to ensure the requirements of CEQA are followed. He drafts, reviews, and analyzes Biological Resource Assessments (BRA), Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (ISMND). In particular, Joaquin evaluates potential impacts from project development through field surveys and written documents and works towards developing strong relationships with clients and regulatory agencies to effectively communicate project goals. Joaquin graduated from the University of California at Davis in June of 2018 with a major in Conservation Biology and a minor in Education. He previously worked in a variety of research positions, including a plant ecology lab and fire disturbance lab, and he was a member of Camp Kesem at UC Davis.

Recent Posts

Science on the Hill: Scientists in Congress

Posted by Joaquin Pacheco on Feb 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM


The 2018 United States midterm elections occurred on November 6th, offering an exciting day of notable outcomes. The midterms saw a record voter turnout, with 50.3 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot, making it the highest turnout in a midterm election since 1914.

Going Zero-Plastic for a Week: Lessons in Conscious Consumption

Posted by Joaquin Pacheco on Jan 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM


In early December of 2018, the Royal Statistical Society announced their international statistic of the year: 90.5%. This number stood for the portion of plastic waste that has never been recycled, totaling roughly 6,300 million metric tons. While a part of that staggering number comes from industrial and commercial development, the vast majority is from small, everyday single-use plastic that can easily be avoided. From shopping bags to water bottles, plastic has become ingrained in our daily lives.