Stuart Poulter, AICP, MCRP
Senior Planner

Mr. Poulter joined the firm in 2015. His responsibilities include project management and preparation of environmental review documentation in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), with a primary interest and project experience in addressing impacts associated with wildfire hazards, visual resources, and historical (built) resources.

Mr. Poulter has demonstrated experience across a range of project types including recreation facilities, school sites, residential subdivisions, transportation facilities, coastal development/infrastructure, and commercial/ tourism development.
In addition to his environmental work, Mr. Poulter provides staff support services to various municipal planning departments, including the cities of Gilroy, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Sand City. Processing development applications includes plan review and comments to the applicant, preparation of staff reports, findings, and resolutions, and presentations at public hearing. Additionally, he provides private clients with permit processing and entitlement assistance, constraints analysis, land use assessments, and feasibility analyses.

Prior to joining the firm and while completing his graduate degree in City and Regional Planning at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Mr. Poulter worked as an environmental planning intern/technician in the private sector where he was responsible for the preparation of environmental documents in compliance with CEQA/NEPA and the preparation of permit application packages for various coastal and inland projects.


  • M.C.R.P. – California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo, City and Regional Planning Program, Environmental Planning Concentration, 2015
  • B.A. – Santa Clara University, History, 2008


  • Member, Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP), 2014-Present; Monterey Bay-Silicon Valley Chapter Board of Directors, Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP), Secretary (2017-2019); Member-at-Large (2024-Present
  • Member, American Planning Association, California Chapter, 2014-Present


  • AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners, 2018-Present 


  • AEP Conference (Lake Tahoe), April 2023
  • Introduction to Land Use Planning for Wildfires in California, CAL FIRE & Community Wildfire Planning Center (CWPC), March 2023
  • CLE International – CEQA Conference (San Francisco), December 2022
  • Cultural Resource Management: CEQA, NEPA and Section 106, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, January 2022
  • Mastering CEQA Compliance and Mitigation for Historic Resources, California Preservation Foundation, September 2020       


  • Town of Corte Madera 6th Cycle (2023-2031) Housing Element Update Subsequent EIR, Award of Merit (Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document), 2024 AEP Awards