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AEP Chapters


Channel Counties Chapter (our local chapter)

California State Chapter

National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP)


UC Santa Barbara- Bren School

San Diego Area

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Cal Poly Information

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Natural Resources Management (NRM) Department

NRES Employment & Internships

NRM Scholarships

Academic Sustainability Committee

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Club Information

Building for Sustainability

Cal Poly Land

Coastal Resources Institute (CRI)

Fair Trade Club

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute (UFEI)

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Consulting Firms

Refer to our Jobs page for a comprehensive list of consulting firms with offices in California, the United States, and around the world.

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Agencies & Jurisdictions

Army Corps of Engineers

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

California Department of Fish and Game (DFG)


Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Forest Service

National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE)

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Park Service (NPS)

Office of Biological & Environmental Research

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)

San Luis Obsipo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD)

San Luis Obispo County Planning and Building Department

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) California and Nevada Operations

Local Environmental Organizations

California Native Plant Society (CNPS)

California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC)

Central Coast Environmental Health Project (CCEHP)

Central Coast Salmon Enhancement (CCSE)

Dunes Center

Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO)

Environmental Defense Center (EDC)


Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

Morro Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP)

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS)

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

Sierra Club - Santa Lucia Chapter

SLO Green Build

Small Wilderness Area Preservation (SWAP) - Los Osos/Morro Bay Chapter

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Environmental Legislation

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

    - CEQA Flowchart

    - Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

    - Negative Declaration (Neg. Dec.)

    - Initial Study (IS)

    - Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP)

Clean Air Act (CAA)

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund)

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

    - NEPA Flowchart

    - Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

    - Environmental Assessment (EA)

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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Research Tools

Calflora Species Query

California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants

California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) (plants and animals)

Caltrans (CA Scenic Highways) 

CEQA Documents Archive

CEQAnet Database (online searchable environmental database of the State Clearinghouse )


ESRI Guide to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (training and general information)

FindLaw (cases and codes)

Free Dictionary Acronym Index (for all those pesky acronyms)

Geo Area (California environmental information by geographical area)

Integrated Waste Management Board (facility/site search)

LUPIN (California Land Use Planning Information Network)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Web Soil Survey

Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) U.S. Law and Policy

Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government

Topozone (USGS interactive maps)

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute (UFEI) (tree database)

World Energy Centre

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