Dogwood Drip

Megan Kalyankar


Megan Kalyankar is an associate at MIG experienced with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Quality Act (NEPA) analysis, biological permitting, special status species surveys, wetland monitoring, and biological construction monitoring. Ms Kalyankar has a background in biology and environmental analysis.

Ms. Kalyankar has prepared or assisted in the preparation of numerous CEQA Initial Studies (IS) and Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) on projects ranging from golf courses and recreation areas to residential and commercial building projects to roadway and utility projects. NEPA projects have included Categorical Exclusions (CE) and Environmental Assessments (EA) for trail, housing and public facilities projects. She has prepared or assisted in the preparation of a number of biological assessments, biological studies, natural environment studies and resource management plans for recreational, land management and restoration projects. Ms. Kalyankar has in-depth knowledge of environmental regulations such as the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Clean Water Act and California Fish and Game Code and has assisted with permitting requirements for a variety of projects. Ms. Kalyankar has field experience in plant and wildlife identification, reconnaissance-level site surveys, construction monitoring, mitigation monitoring, and vegetation and wildlife monitoring. She has experience surveying for and providing management recommendations for nesting birds and a variety of special-status species including California red-legged frog, California tiger salamander, listed butterflies, burrowing owl, western pond turtle, San Joaquin kit fox, salt marsh harvest mouse, and San Francisco dusky-footed wood rat, among others.


For the Eastern Kern County Acquisition Project EIR, Ms. Kalyankar prepared the avian point count and broadcast surveys and avian report, vegetation mapping, and biological resources section.

She has prepared hydrology/water quality, transportation/traffic and public services/utilities sections for the Smoky Bear Acquisition Project EIR, in Ridgecrest, California.

For the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) Dust Control Project EIR, Ms. Kalyankar prepared the biological resources and hydrology/water quality sections.

She has prepared Hollister Hills SVRA Buffer Trails Project IS/MND including substantial edits to biology and land use sections.

Ms. Kalyankar’s work for Guadalupe Creek Bank Stabilization Project in San Jose, California included preparation of a biological report, CEQA IS/MND, and biological permit applications.

For the Palo Alto Landfill Closure IS/MND, she prepared the biological resources and several other sections.

She also prepared the biological resources and several other sections for the Redwood City Water Tank and Pump Station Replacement IS/MND project located in Redwood City, California.

Educational Background

University of Tasmania, Australia
Master of Science, Environmental Management

University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Arts, Nature and Culture
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish

University of Chile, Santiago
Education abroad

Professional Training

Trained Wetland Delineator, Romberg Tiburon Center, College of Extended Learning, SFSU.