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Benjamin Pogue

MPA, PMP, AICP​​​​​​​

Director of Environmental Policy & Natural Resource Management
Mr. Pogue is a founding principal of Catalyst Environmental Solutions Corporation and serves as the firm’s Director of Environmental Planning & Natural Resource Management. He has nearly 20 years of professional experience performing land use and environmental planning; environmental permitting and compliance; and resource economic analysis for public, private, and tribal clients across the western United States.

His primary area of practice is leading permitting processes for energy and infrastructure projects, having performed environmental impact analysis for geothermal, solar, wind, coal, natural gas, and battery storage projects. Mr. Pogue maintains expertise in NEPA, CEQA, and the federal suite of environmental regulations (CWA, ESA, NHPA, FLPMA, and CAA) and has led permitting and planning processes for numerous high-profile and complex projects across the western United States. Most recently, Mr. Pogue’s assisted the California Energy Commission with preparing the AB525 Strategic Plan for California’s imminent offshore wind industry.  

Mr. Pogue’s technical expertise includes resource economics, socioeconomics, environmental justice, visual resources, federal tribal trust policy, land use/planning, and natural resource management. His planning experience includes developing CUP application packages for a wide range of infrastructure and energy projects, critical issues analysis, facility siting recommendations, and climate change adaptation/resiliency planning. 

Mr. Pogue is also skilled in public involvement, stakeholder management, and inter-agency facilitation. Mr. Pogue has assisted numerous state departments and federal agencies with developing scoping, visioning, and public involvement strategies for highly visible projects that involve environmental justice populations, including numerous tribes throughout the western United States.
Mr. Pogue is a certified Project Management Professional and certified planner (AICP). He is accustomed to managing large inter-disciplinary technical teams and agency working groups, with an aptitude for keeping diverse project teams focused on project objectives and on schedule.


  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • Northwest Association of Env. Professionals
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Geothermal Energy Association
  • American Wind Energy Association


Master of Public Affairs, Natural Resource Mgt. & Env. Policy, The School of Public & Env. Affairs at Indiana University, 2005
Bachelor of Arts, History and Env. Science, DePauw University, 2002

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