Joan Lamphier


Joan Lamphier is an urban planner specializing in environmental review in Northern California. She holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. She is the founding principal of Lamphier-Gregory a Consulting firm specializing in planning, and the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Her work, in over 80 California jurisdictions, has involved the environmental review of major infrastructure projects including dams, refineries, pipelines, transmission lines and corporate complexes. As a result of that work, she has an extensive knowledge of habitats and rare and endangered species.

Since leaving the firm to the next generation in 2010, she has established a solo practice. In addition to serving on Project Coyote’s Advisory Board, Ms. Lamphier is also involved with several environmental organizations as a long term volunteer including the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (Hawkwatch), Farallones Marine Sanctuary (Beach Watch), Point Reyes National Seashore (Seals, Tule Elk Docent), Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Audubon Canyon Ranch (Heron Nesting Survey). These long term commitments provide the opportunity to contribute to long term data monitoring of specific species.

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