Through my work as an environmental planner, I have come to appreciate how disclosing impacts through an informed public decision-making process strengthens the subsequent environmental protections. These planning processes are critical to ensuring that environmental protections are part of project commitments and positive community outcomes.
Blake Fox is an expert in National Environmental Policy Act implementation, with over a decade of experience in environmental planning and natural resource management. She co-leads ERG’s NEPA team and manages NEPA projects for a variety of federal clients (including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and National Institutes of Health) and non-federal entities. From start to finish, Blake guides projects through all aspects of the NEPA process and integrates other environmental compliance needs into each project’s planning phase.
Since joining ERG in 2019, Blake has coordinated teams for and authored major sections of environmental impact statements, led multiple environmental assessments, and developed dozens of categorical exclusions. She is adept at analyzing and supporting compliance with a suite of environmental laws and authorizations, or federal cross-cutters, such as the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, National Historic Perseveration Act, Environmental Justice Executive Order 12898, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Blake also specializes in NEPA streamlining to deliver efficient integrated NEPA schedules and is an expert in federal permitting and initiatives to streamline environmental reviews.
Blake has a B.S. in environmental science from Virginia Tech, with a concentration in land resources. Outside her work, she enjoys birding, hiking, camping, and spending time with family.