Dr. Cheryl Bly Chester's Bio


Civil Engineering
          Dr. Bly-Chester began her career as a civil engineering assistant in 1976 interested in mechanics of soils and transportation facilities working at the California Department of Water Resources in the Survey Section on the proposed peripheral canal and then the Earthquake Engineering Section evaluating seismic activity occurring near State Water Project infrastructure. She was classically trained in engineering practices while with the State of California Department of Water Resources and Caltrans, gaining experience early in her career in hands-on design, construction, and inspection. She has designed or design checked 14 prestressed/post-tensioned concrete highway bridges. She also conducted onsite Assistant Resident Engineer construction inspection projects of 12 post-tensioned or reinforced concrete bridges and one steel truss bridge. Her civil engineering experience also includes grading and utility plans, land surveying, seismic design, and land development work.

          She has continued to engage in civil engineering throughout her career, most recently completing FEMA studies for several houses located in the American River flood plain in Sacramento. Her disciplined, solution-oriented thinking developed through engineering, has served her well in all areas of consulting.

Energy/Nuclear Power Engineering
          Dr. Chester was hired by International Energy Associates, Ltd in Washington, D.C. after obtaining her MBA International Management concentrating in Global Resources from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Her initial task with the firm was to explore the alternative energy and appropriate technology market in lower developed countries, concentrating on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian sub-continent.
Though this effort produced many good contacts in Washington D.C., it was not long before the company took note of Dr. Bly-Chester's extensive concrete design experience and assigned her to a task force in Texas to re-inspect the concrete base mat and containment of a nuclear power plant. Later in her career, she was able to return to sustainable energy studies working on bio-mass plant permitting, co-generation opportunities in California, solar and wind energy studies in California and New Mexico, and small hydroelectric projects in southern Africa. First though, she conducted safety inspections at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant.

          One inspection led to another and by the end of a year, she had written inspection instructions and led inspection teams for several of the plant systems, including piping, seismic supports, valves, and coatings. She returned to Washington D.C. at the time of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in 1986 and researched Soviet RMBK Reactors, preparing white papers for the Principal Nuclear Engineers who were supporting Secretary of Energy Herrington's policy statements and position papers at the Innsbruck IAEA response summit for the disaster. That year, she attended MIT for special sessions, receiving a certificate in Nuclear Power Reactor Safety. She was active on several national committees in the nuclear power industry sponsored by EPRI, DOD and DOE. She worked on litigation cases, conducted international studies on various practices within the nuclear power industry, and assisted with technology transfer projects, including silenced valve technology for the submarine US Navy.

          Her nuclear power experience led her in 1988 to work on an international research project studying the long-term disposal scenarios for high-level radioactive waste under consideration by the nuclear power nations at the time. This in turn led to studying the consequences of releases of radioactive, toxic, and mixed waste to soil and groundwater. Her studies and interests developed into an environmental career in the hazardous waste remediation field, which she began in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Environmental Engineering Experience
          Since entering the environmental engineering field in 1987, Dr. Bly Chester has performed, directed, or peer-reviewed thousands of environmental projects involving site assessment, investigation, and remediation at a variety of commercial and industrial facilities located primarily in California and Nevada, but also in 22 States and 13 countries. Dr. Bly-Chester's environmental project experience includes soil and groundwater hazardous waste investigations and remediation, underground storage tank investigations, asbestos remediation, litigation support, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of soil vapor extraction systems and industrial wastewater treatment plants; erosion control; and sedimentation studies; storm water pollution prevention, institutional and engineering controls preventative measures and a host of other unique projects involving emerging technologies in the remediation and recycling fields.

          Bly-Chester was an early developer of the Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessment practice, formulating the lender criteria for several banks, including Wells Fargo. She contributed to criteria set by the Association of Soils and Foundation Engineers and to the E-50 and E-51 Committees of ASTM. She was also responsible for establishing the Environmental Assessment groups for Dames and Moore (now in URS), Kleinfelder, Inc., Levine Fricke (now ARCADIS), TerraSearch (now RMA Group of Northern California) and Rosewood Environmental Engineering. As group manager for these consulting firms, and as contracted interim managers for three banks reviewing environmental assessment due diligence documentation, Dr. Bly-Chester has been directly involved in conducting or reviewing thousands of environmental assessments covering a broad spectrum of industries. Her projects have taken her around the world evaluating environmental resources and hazardous materials liabilities in Europe, the Pacific Rim, Africa, and Latin America. Her primary area of studies has been in California.

          Dr. Bly-Chester’s many environmental engineering projects included reclamation plans for a limestone quarry in California, a Rhyolite mine in Nevada, and several gravel quarries. She also conducted assessment of multiple Natural Gas fields and one oil field. She has also consulted in bringing several abandoned mine sites up to residential, school, and hospital use standards by remediating toxic concentrations of heavy metals, asbestos containing tailings, and acidic waste water.

Professional Leadership and Political Appointments
          Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Dr. Bly-Chester to the Reclamation Board (now the Central Valley Flood Protection Board) in 2005 within 2-weeks of the Katrina Hurricane disaster in New Orleans. On the board, she worked to improve flood management in California, providing a vision for long-term planning, integrating the dual goals of public safety and environmental protection with considerations of feasibility, policy implications, government liability, and funding sources.

          Dr. Bly-Chester served on the Interagency Collaborative Effort Committee addressing emergency levee repairs along the Sacramento River and Cache Creek under Governor Schwarzenegger’s State of Emergency declaration. She also served as the lead for permitting issues for the board.
While on the Reclamation Board, Mrs. Bly-Chester demonstrated her ability to bring stakeholders and agencies together. She initiated stakeholder taskforce meetings to remove sediment accumulated over 20 years from the Tisdale and Sutter Bypasses. The meetings were attended by regulatory and operations officers from the Army Corps of Engineers, local agricultural and landowner interests, Fish and Game, Fish and Wildlife Service, DWR, The CV RWQCB, NOAA Fisheries, the SMGB, three local reclamation districts, Woodland Biomass Power, Ltd., and three construction materials companies.

          In addition, Dr. Bly-Chester moderated negotiations among CalTrans, DWR, Reclamation Board, and local reclamation district attorneys and engineers to resolve a long-standing impasse about responsibility to repair levees collocated with Hwy 160. The resulting MOU enabled critical repairs to proceed on levee failures that occurred due to wave wash erosion and flooding during the New Years storms of 2006. Dr. Bly-Chester also assisted SAFCA and WAPA in preparing conditional permit language acceptable to the Reclamation Board to allow improvements in the flood conveyance corridor involving construction near endangered species.

          Dr. Bly-Chester was the leader of the Reclamation Board Taskforce on Permitting bringing the permit processes into compliance with the California Permit Streamlining Act. She also served on the Board’s committee addressing application of the 1899 408 law (over the 208.10 regulation) to vest authorization of levee alterations in the Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers. The committee met with the Division and District Commanders, engineers, and attorneys of USACE, and held a committee meeting attended by several stakeholders as well as congressional and state legislative offices.

          Dr. Bly Chester was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the California Emergency Council, Emergency Public Advisory Workgroup, Construction, Engineering and Debris Removal Committee representing the Society of American Military Engineers. As a member of the Academy of Fellows with the Society of American Military Engineers, her efforts have been directed towards Homeland Security and Readiness Planning for over a decade. In 1999, as President of the Sacramento Post, she developed the current Readiness Program to prepare for Y2K. She has served as an officer or director of the Post since 1994.

          Dr. Bly-Chester is an Expert Advisor to the UC Berkeley Center for Catastrophic Risk Management (CCRM), which focuses on disaster preparedness and recovery. Through CCRM, she worked on a grant from the National Science Foundation to study Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures in the San Francisco Bay Delta. The infrastructures included water delivery, water security, power delivery, transportation, communication and the environment. Dr. Bly-Chester led the Stakeholder analysis for the study and conducted field assessment health and Safety and notation standardization workshops for the participants. She has been a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley’s graduate programs in environmental engineering and systems engineering departments.

          In 2010 – 2011, Dr. Bly-Chester served as a Placer County Parks Commissioner. The Park Commissioners together develop policy and provide direction to the County’s Parks Division and advise the Board of Supervisors on all matters related to public parks and recreation in Placer County, including but not limited to funding and grant programs.

Business Owner
          Cheryl Bly-Chester is the owner and Principal Engineer of Rosewood Environmental Engineering consulting firm, founded in 1997. In addition to environmental assessment and hazardous waste remediation, Dr. Bly-Chester is currently working on slope stability, erosion and sediment control, water quality, and construction projects in environmentally sensitive ecological systems. Dr. Bly-Chester specializes in projects with environmentally sensitive considerations and was the Design Engineer of an award-winning bicycle path in a coastal community, resolving difficult alignment issues that saved a stand of heritage trees housing a butterfly breeding habitat and brought the polarized stake-holders together.
In her career, Dr. Bly-Chester has also been involved in BRAC hazardous waste clean-up work. She worked as a subcontractor on large Navy CLEAN Contracts for several years with Levine-Fricke, Inc., and on some innovative hazardous waste remediation projects with clients for both Dames and Moore and Levine-Fricke. However, her most prominent hazardous waste-related engineering position was as the Program Manager of Operations and Maintenance contracts for Tetra Tech, Inc. She was the Project Manager for the $150 million O&M contract at McClellan AFB in Sacramento that included the base’s five wastewater treatment plants and several groundwater remediation systems.

          Additional environmental engineering included providing expert witness testimony on environmental assessments; reclamation projects: erosion control and sediment implications; and on grading issues. She has consulted on sites including: electronics facilities, plastics facilities, food production plants, meat packing plants, recycling facilities, electrical generation facilities (e.g.: cogeneration plants, biomass, geothermal, industrial heat exchange, nuclear, solar and wind energy), automobile manufacturing sites, highways and highway structures, railroad corridors and facilities, airports, landfills, mines and quarries, natural gas well sites, bioresearch facilities, medical/hospital facilities, military bases, prisons, service stations, dry cleaners, telecommunications centers, agricultural sites, forest lands, nurseries, wineries, golf and ski resorts, warehouses, and commercial, retail, office buildings, and Native American lands.


University of California, Davis: B.Sc. Civil Engineering, 1979
(Senior Project was on California Earthquake Modeling)
Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management, Glendale Campus, Arizona: MBA/International Management, Global Resources, With Distinction, 1984. (Global Resources)
University of Phoenix: Doctorate 2011, Management and Organizational Leadership, Dissertation on California State Boards and Commissions


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postgraduate Certificate,
Nuclear Power Reactor Safety Systems, (Addressing Chernobyl Accident (1986)

Professional Civil Engineer: California, No. 34358 (1982)
Professional Civil Engineer: Virginia, No. 18375 (not active) (1988)
California Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Designer (QSD) (2011) (2010)
California Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner (QSP) (2010)
California Disaster Service Worker – Trainer for SAP (2010)
California Disaster Service Worker – Safety Assessor – SAPV 60476 (2005)
Certified Environmental Manager: Nevada, No. EM-1355 (1993)
Registered Environmental Assessor-: California, No. 1002 (1989)
California Disaster Service Worker – Train the Trainer for SAP (2010)
HSEEP, US Dept. Homeland Security, Disaster Response Exercise Design Certification (2009)
FEMA NIMS ICS-100, 120, 200 Incident Command (2009)
US Green Building Committee – LEED professional training – not certified (2010)
California State and County level Employee Ethics Training (2005)
Certified CITI Social/Behavioral Human Subjects Research Investigator (2007)
DOD ESGR – USERRA Training (2004)
California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) (2002)
OSHA 8-Hour Refresher and Supervisor Training (1988)
OSHA 40-Hour HazWaOper Training: 29CFR 1910.120 (1988)


2006 – 2010, California State Mining and Geology Board, Vice Chair, Bly-Chester was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger, unanimously confirmed by the Senate, elected three times by fellow board members as the Vice Chair of the Board, and chaired multiple meetings.

GeoHazards Committee – Bly-Chester served as the chair of the committee, which oversees the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Mapping and other geohazard issues.

Surface Mining Standards Committee – committee member, for reviewing permits and suggested rule making affecting the SMARA initiating act.

2005 – 2006, California State Board of Reclamation (Central Valley Flood Control Board); Vice President, Interagency Cooperation Task Leader, Permitting Task Leader Sacramento, Bly-Chester was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger when the Katrina disaster brought attention to flood issues. She was elected by fellow board members as the Vice President. In addition to leading the permitting efforts on behalf of the board, she served on the interagency task force and on the 408 federal statute task force.

Permitting Lead – Responsibilities included establishing an in-process tracking format for all permits and reviewing rule-making proposals for improving the permitting process to bring it in compliance with the State Permit Streamlining act. Responsibilities included reviewing the emergency evacuation plans for flood emergencies.

Interagency Collaborative Effort – Bly-Chester represented the board collaborating with multiple state and federal levees on the effort to accelerate the emergency levee repair efforts mandated by Governor Schwarzenegger in his state-of-emergency declaration.

CALTRANS/DWR MOU – Bly-Chester led negotiations to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of how DWR and Caltrans jointly were to support local reclamation districts in a flood fight.

2007- 2010 – Governor’s Emergency Partnership Advisory Workgroup (EPAW) – Bly-Chester served on the Construction, Engineering, and Debris Removal Committee of EPAW representing the Society of American Military Engineers.


2010 - 2011 – Placer County Park Commission – Seat 1 Representing District 1. – The Park Commissioners together develop policy and provide direction to the County’s Parks Division and advise the Board of Supervisors on all matters related to public parks and recreation in Placer County, including but not limited to funding and grant programs.


1997 – present, Rosewood Environmental Engineering, Owner and Principal Engineer, Roseville, California. Water quality and erosion control engineering; hazardous waste investigations, characterizations, and remediation project management; storm water pollution prevention plans; NPDES permitting, Environmental assessments and site characterizations, baseline studies, EIR/EIS. Dr. Bly-Chester consulted with MBB Consultants on Seismic Design Review of the Muda River Dam in Mozambique and on other projects in South Africa and Namibia. Rosewood Environmental Engineering has conducted more than 300 projects for over 60 clients.
2011- present, Advocacy for Jobs Affected by Regulations (AJAR), Director, AJAR is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public education project (located in California) of the Center for Environment, Commerce, and Energy of Washington, D.C. Dr. Bly-Chester is the West Coast liaison and regulatory specialist for CECE and directs the AJAR program.

2009 - 2010, University of California, Berkeley, Researcher, Performing research on interconnected critical infrastructure system failure modes in the Sacramento River Delta on a grant from the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) studying Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN), leading the Stakeholder analysis research and leading the full-scale emergency response exercise design efforts Through the U. C. Berkeley Center for Catastrophic Risk Management.

1997 - 1999 Tetra Tech, Inc, Program Manager/Associate Engineer for the Center for Federal Operation and Maintenance Services, Roseville, California ($150 million contract limits in military base clean-up, industrial waste-water treatment plants). Also responsible for bringing the plant equipment up to secure status for the Y2K preparedness. Proposal writing and preparation for DOD contracts, leading to successful procurements of multi-million contracts

1991 - 1997, Levine –Fricke, Recon, Inc., Manager of Government Marketing, Senior Engineer, Roseville, California. Environmental Consultant, Manager of Environmental Engineering Group for the Roseville/Granite Bay Office.

1989 - 1991, Kleinfelder, Inc., Manager of Environmental Assessment Group, Senior Engineer, Walnut Creek, California. Environmental Consultant. In addition to hazardous waste site characterizations, RI/FS, she also initiated the preparedness and continuity of business training and consulting services group following the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.

1988 - 1989, Dames & Moore, Subgroup Leader for Environmental Assessments within the Geosciences Group, Senior Project Engineer, San Francisco, California. Environmental Consultant. Civil and Environmental Engineering.

1985 - 1988, ERC International, Energy and Environment Group, Senior Consultant, Fairfax, Virginia (formerly IEAL of Washington D.C. and subsequently Ogden Energy and Environment Group.) Nuclear and Alternative Energy Consultant. Seismic Design Inspector for the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant re-inspection team. On the international team that consulted directly to Secretary of Energy Herrington during the response to the Chernobyl Disaster.

1979 - 1983, CALTRANS, Structures Design and Structures Construction Section, Transportation Engineer, Sacramento, California. Multiple bridge design and design reviews and onsite inspections, including seismic design. Assisted in STRUBAG seismic retrofit computer software testing and the seismic retrofit design for bridges.

1978 - 1979, Dr. Farhat Siddiqui - Consultant, Soils Laboratory Assistant, Davis, California

1976 - 1979, California Department of Water Resources, DWR, Earthquake Engineering Section and Surveying Section; Engineering Assistant for Seismic Mapping.


• Director of AJAR (Advocacy for Jobs Affected by Regulation) a project of the Center For The Environment, Commerce, and Energy, a nonprofit organization out of Washington, D.C. Bly-Chester is also the California Representative for CECE.
• Society of American Military Engineers for more than 15 years, Life Member and Inducted into the Academy of Fellows, Past President and National Security Director of the Sacramento Post since 1999. Wrote the Sacramento Post Readiness/Emergency Preparedness Plan and deployed the plan in response to California State emergencies.
• El Dorado County Surveyors, Architects, Geologists, and Engineers (SAGE). Past Chair of the Committee on Flood Management.
• American Society of Civil Engineers (1981 Founding President of the Young Member Forum in Sacramento).
• Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California Berkeley, Advisory Board Member and Expert Researcher.
• Engineers without Boarders, Member
• Department of Defense, Reserve Affairs, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, California Committee (2006 Seven Seals, Meritorious Leadership Award, 2004 Above and Beyond Award,) Public Affairs Officer and Legislative Lead for California.
• Tailhook Association, for more than 15 years, Vice President (XO) of the Bay Area Ready Room, Supporters of Carrier Aviation since 1999.
• South Placer County Women in Leadership.

Former or less active Associations:
• Professional Environmental Marketers Association, Past President (Founding Sacramento Chapter President).
• African American Environmental Association, guest editorial contributor
• Safely Out Project (A Citizen Voice and Red Cross emergency preparedness project), Volunteer
• Tahoe Beach & Ski Club Advisory Committee
• Building Industry Association (Placer County Environmental Committee)
• American Society of Testing and Materials, (E-50 Committee)
• American Bar Association (Sacramento County Environmental Section Associate Member)
• American Whitewater Affiliation
• Friends of the River
• Sierra Club
• Markham Creek Cleanup Supporter for the Markham Ravine Neighborhood Committee
• National Ski Industry Association (Environmental Committee)
• California Ski Areas Association
• National Ski Patrol
• American Nuclear Society
• San Francisco Fleet Week Committee
• Rotary (Dublin, California)
• CORO Foundation Supporter, Reviewer for Legislative Affairs Fellows Class in Sacramento.
• California Scholastic Federation
• Who’s Who of California
• Who’s Who National Directory of Professionals
• Who’s Who International Directory of Environmental Professionals


Bly-Chester, C. (2011). A Quantitative Study of California State Board Representation Using Board Design and Appointee Descriptor Variables. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.

Bly-Chester, C. (2009). Chapter 5: Stakeholder Analysis in the Delta. 2009 Annual Report of the Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures Grant, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Chester, Cheryl Bly, (1996). Chapter 1 "Environmental Issues, "Highway Engineering Handbook, Building and Rehabilitating the Infrastructure. McGraw-Hill Publications, Washington DC, 1996, pp 1.1 - 1.82.

Bly, C. A., (1986). "Current United States Valve Diagnostic Practices, " Proceedings of the International Forum on Nuclear Valve Technology, Wrentham, Massachusetts, 1986, pp 3.1- 3.24

Bly, C. A., (1985). "Pressure Verification Methods for Safety Relief Valves in Boiling Water Reactors," Proceedings of the International Forum on Nuclear Valve Technology, Wrentham, Massachusetts, 1985, pp 12.1 - 12.18


The following is a list of publications that have featured shorter articles by Dr. Chester or printed her letters.
• Advocacy for Jobs Affected by Regulations, http//www.AJARatCECE.blogspot.com Regular contributor since the founding beginning in 2011
• The Sacramento Bee, September 2006, December 1992
• The Communicator, (DOD publication for the California Committee on the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), Summer 2006
• The Roseville Press-Tribune, March 2007, March 2006
• The Military Engineer Magazine, March, 2009, June-July 2006, April-May 2001, February-March 1999
• The Hook, Journal of Carrier Aviation, Summer 1996, Winter 1998, Winter 2000, Winter 2001, Summer 2001, Spring 2004
• The Wall Street Journal, December 1996
• San Francisco Examiner/Chronicle, October 1996
• Navy Times Newspaper, June 1996, November 1996
• Proceedings (Naval Institute) April 1996, June 1998
• NSAA Quarterly (National Ski Industry Association) February 1995
• San Jose Business Journal, November 1989 (Emergency Preparedness for Hazardous Waste Issues)
• Outside Magazine, April 1982


Bly-Chester, Cheryl, “Managing California’s Water - Research Needs Workshop”. 2011 California Water Conference: Managing California's Water - 
Solutions through Outreach and Partnering. Society of American Military Engineers. Sacramento, California, October 3 – 6, 2011
Bly-Chester, C., Fields, R., Montgomery, M., Tomarkian, T., “Nuclear Hot Fusion Power on the Horizon”, Featured Guests on Libertarian Counterpoint, Sacramento Access Cable Television, Sacramento, California, October 13, 2011.

Bly-Chester, C., Fields, R., Montgomery, M., Tomarkian, T., “Bridging from Fossil Fuels to Alternative Energy Solutions”, Featured Guests on Libertarian Counterpoint, Sacramento Access Cable Television, Sacramento, California, October 6, 2011.

Bly-Chester, C., Fields, R., Montgomery, M., Tomarkian, T.,. “Economics of Practical Energy Solutions”, Featured Guests on Libertarian Counterpoint, Sacramento Access Cable Television, Sacramento, California, September 28, 2011.

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, “California Global Warming Solutions Act, AB-32”, Luncheon Speaker before the Auburn Area Republican Women Federated, Auburn, California, June 10, 2011.

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, “The Power of Public Scrutiny”, Featured Presentation before the Northern California Federation of Republican Women Annual Leadership Conference. Chico, California, May 27, 2011.

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, “California Boards and Commissions”, Testimony before the California Joint Legislative Sunset Review Committee, State Capitol, Sacramento, California, May 10, 2011.

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, “California Boards and Commissions”, Testimony before the California Joint Legislative Audit Committee, State Capitol, Sacramento, California, April 4, 2011.

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, “Japan Quake and Tsunami Nuclear Fall-Out”, Featured Guest on Libertarian Counterpoint, Sacramento Access Cable Television, Sacramento, California, March 3, 2011.

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, “History of American Military Engineering”, Annual Guest Lecture to the Military History Class at Oakmont High School, Roseville, California, February 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, Provided Testimony on Resilient and Sustainable Interactive Critical Infrastructures in the Delta, before The National Research Council (NRC) arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) hearings on Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta. Davis, California, January 28, 2010.
Bly-Chester, Cheryl, “Field Practices, Conventions, and Protocols for the Sherman Island Pilot Project,” Workshop and Field Practical, for the Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Research for the National Science Foundation Grant to the UC Berkeley Center for Catastrophic Risk Management. Sherman Island, California, November 31, 2009

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, Moderated a panel of Resilient and Sustainable Interactive Critical Infrastructures in the Delta, The Society of American Military Engineers, Changing Tides in the Inland Sea Conference, Sacramento, California, October 28, 2009.

Bly-Chester, Cheryl; Challenges in Environmental Careers; UC Berkeley Environmental Engineering Department Guest Lecturer Graduate Seminar Series; UC Berkeley, California. March 14, 2008

Bly-Chester, Cheryl; One Regulator’s Erosion Control is Another’s Fire Hazard – Untangling Regulatory Conflicts, El Dorado County Surveyors, Architects, Geologists, and Engineers (SAGE). Placerville, California. March 6, 2008.

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, “Water Storage Issues for Northern California”, Auburn Dam Council Sacramento , California. August 6, 2007

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, Workshop Facilitator, CCRM and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California Levee Risk, Now and in the Future; identifying Research and Tools Development Needs, Sacramento, California. September 28, 29, 2006

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, Panelist, “The Anatomy of a Debacle,” Apres Le Deluge: Rebuilding a Sustainable City After Katrina, Legal Charette, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, January 19, 2006

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, Moderator, “Preliminary Findings of the New Orleans Levee Failures”, Seminar of Hurricane Katrina, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, November 16, 2005

Copeland, Craig and Cheryl Bly-Chester, “Engineering Safety Assessors Training” through the California Office of Emergency Services, McClellan Park, Sacramento, California; October 2005

Bly-Chester, Cheryl, “Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act, USERRA) Deployment Responsibilities and Return Rights” Presentation to deploying troops from the 115th Area Support Group - California Army National Guard, Roseville, California, May 2005

Bly-Chester, P.E., Cheryl and Cabe Silverhame, R.G., “Environmental and Erosion Assessment Field Practices and Protocols,” 2-day Workshop and Field Practical, Squaw Valley, California, June 2003

Bly-Chester, P.E., Cheryl and Cabe Silverhame, R.G., “Environmental and Erosion Assessment Field Practices and Protocols,” 2-day Workshop and Field Practical, Squaw Valley, California, May 2002

Chester, Cheryl Bly, "Hazardous Waste Clean-up Considerations in Alpine Regions," Levine Fricke Technical Conference, Northstar, California, 1996.

Chester, C. Bly and F. Lorincz, "Accelerated Clean-up and Reuse at Former Military Bases, "Government Conference on the Environment, Sacramento, California, 1996

Chester, Cheryl Bly, "Keeping Up With UST's," California Ski Industry Association,
Workshop, Mammoth, California, 1996

Chester, Cheryl Bly, "Cleaning Up Your Mess - Emergency Spill Response for Ski Areas" California Ski Industry Association Workshop, Northstar, California, 1995

Chester, Cheryl Bly, "Hazardous Waste Clean-up Considerations in Alpine Regions," California Ski Industry Association Workshop, Squaw Valley, California, 1994

Chester, C. Bly and Maya Rappaport, "Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits on Industrial Properties," Levine Fricke Technical Conference, Northstar, California, 1994

Chester, Cheryl Bly, "Environmental Red Flags in Asset Transactions," Bankers Dozen Forum, Sacramento, California, 1992

Chester, C. Bly and G. S, Widman, "Current Environmental Issues Relating to Real Property Transactions," Workshop Sponsored by the Law Firm of Bronson, Bronson, McKinnon; Fairfield, California, 1991

Chester, Cheryl Bly, "Environmental Issues for Siting Small Businesses" San Ramon Rotary Club, San Ramon, California, San Jose Rotary Club, San Jose, and Walnut Creek Rotary Club, Walnut Creek, 1990 and 1991

Chester, C. Bly and G. S. Widman, "California Proposition 65 Compliance for Apartment House Owners and Managers" a workshop for the California Apartment House Managers Association, Concord, California, 1989

Chester, C. Bly and G. S. Widman, "California Proposition 65 Compliance Issues for Apartment House Owners and Managers" to the California Apartment House Owners Association, Sacramento, California, 1989

Chester, Cheryl Bly, "Establishing Phase I Preliminary Environmental Assessment Standards for Lending Institutions," workshop sponsored by Dames & Moore, San Francisco, California, 1989

Chester, Cheryl Bly, "Environmental Issues for the Small Business" workshop for the Small Business Agency, San Francisco, California, 1989

Chester, Cheryl Bly, "Environmental Ramifications of the Loma Prieta Earthquake," Silicon Valley Business Forum, Santa Clara, California December 1989

Bly, C. A., "Containment Design in the Next Generation of Light Water Reactors," Workshop on Safety Issues in Future Nuclear Power Reactor Design, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 1987

Bly, C. A., "Current United States Valve Diagnostic Practices, " International Forum on Nuclear Valve Technology, Wrentham, Massachusetts, 1986

Bly, C. A., "Pressure Verification Methods for Safety Relief Valves in Boiling Water Reactors," International Forum on Nuclear Valve Technology


Cheryl Bly-Chester
1000 Sunrise Blvd. Suite 9B-122
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 721-8339