Wood Rodgers is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Hughes, PE as a Principal in our Roseville Water Flood & Drainage team. With over 35 years of experience managing large and complex design and construction projects, Michael brings a wealth of expertise to the team. His areas of specialization include landslide investigation and remediation, slope stability analysis, natural terrain hazard assessment, transportation, water resources, wastewater, and flood management.

“I’m looking forward to joining the Wood Rodgers team to expand the services we provide clients and to mentor the next generation of Water Resources professionals to grow Wood Rodgers’ capabilities into the future.”

– Michael Hughes, PE

Wood Rodgers is pleased to announce that Jason Lemons, PE has joined our team as Principal Engineer and will lead our transportation engineering efforts in Orange County and the surrounding region. With 23 years of experience in engineering, leadership, and business development, we believe Jason will help us continue to achieve our mission of providing exceptional service to our clients and creating long-term value for society through our work.

Wood Rodgers has recently been selected by Placer County to lead the SR89 and SR267 Corridor Strategic Implementation and Phasing Plan. This plan is aimed at advancing the Resort Triangle Transportation Plan vision by transitioning it into a more comprehensive plan for continued project development within the Caltrans system. Wood Rodgers is proud to bring its highly skilled and adaptable team to the forefront of this effort, working towards a solution for the persistent and burgeoning recreational congestion in the area.

In collaboration with esteemed team members such as Mark Thomas, HDR, Kittelson & Associates, Ascent Environmental, and Monument, Wood Rodgers has assembled a group of experts with a wealth of collective experience and deep knowledge of the Tahoe Basin. Together, this dynamic team is committed to delivering the adaptability and expertise needed to successfully bring this project to fruition for the benefit of residents and visitors of Placer County, the Town of Truckee, and Lake Tahoe.

Learn more here: https://www.sierrasun.com/news/placer-county-commissions-plan-for-north-lake-tahoe-highway-transit-improvements/

We have a new addition to our team in Orange! Pranesh Tarikere, TE has joined Wood Rodgers to help grow our Transportation/Traffic services throughout the Southern California area.

Mr. Tarikere has over 19 years of experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering, and traffic analysis, serving as a consultant for private land development clients and public agencies in Southern California.

If you have any transportation needs in southern California reach out to us at info@woodrodgers.com

We have some great news! James Springgate is our Reno offices first Nevada State Water Rights Surveyor! Which means we can now do water rights survey maps and applications.



Here are some services we can now offer:

  • New water rights appropriations for development
  • Transfer of water rights between owners, uses, or adding additional rights to existing ones.
  • Changing points of diversion for uses, conveyances, or points of return.
  • Impoundment of water for large detention or retention ponds.
  • Mining development, mine remediation, and mining in general.
  • Jurisdictional work regarding canals, irrigation ditches, and other man-made conveyances.
  • Proof of completion of work, or proof of beneficial use.

This is just another way that we can deliver exceptional results to our clients!

Email us at info@woodrodgers.com for more information

We are pleased to share the exciting news that Wood Rodgers has been chosen by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada to provide traffic study and outreach services for the rapidly expanding area surrounding the Nellis Air Force Base (AFB). Thanks to a Department of Defense grant this study will play a pivotal role in addressing the present and future challenges associated with the AFB’s growth and the dynamic development taking place adjacent to the base.

Nellis AFB

Building upon our successful completion of the Northeast Valley Transportation Network study, we possess invaluable institutional knowledge and a deep understanding of the pertinent issues, which seamlessly transitions to the current Nellis AFB Traffic Study. Collaborating with HDR, we have assembled an exceptional team with unparalleled expertise and experience to support the expansion of one of the nation’s most significant air force bases.

Last week our Sacramento office participated in the ACEC California Legislative Visit Day. Our team had the opportunity to network with other industry leaders, engage in meaningful discussions on legislative matters, and visit legislative offices to advocate for our profession. It was an insightful and impactful experience that strengthens our commitment to engineering excellence!


David Brent, PLS – Associate Surveyor | 10 Years of Experience

1. Why/how did you get into Surveying?

Land surveying is a profession that I stumbled into after high school. It started off as a summer job on a field crew pounding construction stakes. I eventually ran my own field crew and then worked my way into the office.

2. What was your career path to get into Surveying?

For me, it was all on-the-job experience. I started off in the field and then transitioned into the office and started pursuing my professional license.

3. What is your favorite part of Surveying?

I enjoy the diversity of the projects we get to work on and the variety of services we provide. It has also been exciting to the see the advancements in technology within our industry since I first started.

4. What is your advice for anyone looking to get into Surveying?

If possible, try to find a mentor. I’ve had a few different mentors throughout my career and they’ve each contributed significantly to my growth as a land surveyor. Because there are so few college surveying programs out there, mentorship and on-the-job training are a great way to break into our profession.


Mike Long, PLS, CFedS – Director of Surveying | 40 Years of Experience

1. Why/how did you get into Surveying?

I was an Architectural draftsman and was asked to assist on a Survey crew. It was great to work outdoors using Survey instruments and to see how the data made its way onto paper.

2. What was your career path to get into Surveying?

My journey started with the US Army. My aptitude tests placed me into the Geodetic Survey program which I surprisingly excelled. This allowed me to work all over the country on a 3-person crew, including a 3-month project in Puerto Rico.

3. What is your favorite part of Surveying?

I enjoy working with talented people forming a team to complete a project.

4. What is your advice for anyone looking to get into Surveying?

Enroll in a Survey program. This will enlighten you on all the elements that make up Land Surveying. There are so many opportunities online and this will make you a well rounded Land Surveyor.