Summit Environmental Group, Inc.

Balancing Blueprints and Beaches for a Better California

About Us

At Summit Environmental Group, Inc., we don’t just work for you—we work with you. Led by our seasoned Principal and Senior Project Manager, Leslea Meyerhoff, our multi-faceted team of environmental specialists offers unparalleled expertise and comprehensive solutions tailored for both public and private sector clients.


What Sets Us Apart

Our unique blend of scientific rigor, technical finesse, and outstanding customer service has positioned Summit as an industry leader since our inception in 2006. We don’t just meet standards; we set them.

Our Mission

We are committed to fostering a harmonious balance between development and environmental sustainability. Leveraging local, state, and federal guidelines, we navigate the intricate landscape of environmental regulations to ensure your objectives are met—sustainably and compliantly.

Our Expertise

We aren’t just experts; we’re your strategic partners in managing complex California coastal and land-use regulations. We handpick the perfect team for each project based on your specific requirements.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Coastal and land use policy
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Project management and planning
  • Regulatory permitting and compliance


We are honored to have received the Bruin Business 100 award, recognizing UCLA alumni entrepreneurs. Summit is also a certified Small Business and a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) in California, and we proudly hold the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification.

Our Services

Planning and Strategy

  • Resiliency Building and Adaptation Strategy Planning
  • Local Coastal Programs, Policy Development, and LCP Amendments
  • Shoreline Management/Protection Planning and Permitting
  • Site Selection / Due Diligence / Regional and Local Permitting Requirements
  • Specific and Area Plan Development
  • Site Planning / Development Standards
  • Infrastructure and Utilities Planning

Regulatory Compliance and Permitting

  • California Coastal Act Permitting and Compliance
  • Local Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • CEQA & NEPA Assessments, Reporting, and Compliance
  • Land Use Planning and Development Laws and Regulations
  • Discretionary Application Permit Processing
  • Regional and Local Permitting Requirements

Resource and Risk Management

  • Resource Conservation and Management
  • Resource Management Planning
  • Constraints and Opportunities Assessment
  • Resource Inventory and Mapping

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Our Team

Under Leslea’s skilled leadership, we assemble project-specific teams, giving you access to a pool of diverse expertise. Our team’s talents range from biology to coastal engineering, to energy and beyond.

Our accomplished team includes experts in:

  • Biology and ecology
  • Cultural and tribal resources
  • Coastal engineering
  • Energy
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Noise and air quality
  • Traffic analysis and planning

Meet Leslea Meyerhoff

Leslea Meyerhoff brings over 20 years of professional experience in coastal policy and environmental planning to her role as Principal and Senior Project Manager. With a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Environmental Analysis and Policy from UCLA, her expertise extends from public policy development to hands-on project management. Leslea is not just a leader in the industry; she actively participates in numerous professional organizations, shaping the future of environmental planning.

Her affiliations include:

  • Director, American Shore & Beach Preservation Association
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Planners
  • San Diego Section Director Pro-Tem, American Planning Association
  • San Diego Section Legislative Chair, American Planning Association
  • Member, California Chapter, APA, Legislative Review Team
  • Member, California Chapter, APA, State Water Plan Review Team
  • Friend of the Coast, California Coastal Coalition
  • California Realtor DRE# 02087185

Her diverse career includes roles as public agency adjunct staff, Legislative Aide for State and local elected officials, and a Partner and Certified Sommelier at La Jolla Winery. Additionally, she is a dedicated member of the City of Carlsbad’s Community Emergency Response Team, reinforcing our commitment to community safety and preparedness.

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