Stantec acquires California-based environmental services firm
October 30, 2017
North State Resources, Inc. is a 60-person environmental consulting firm based in Redding, California with additional offices in Sacramento and Chico, California.
Stantec is boosting its environmental service presence and capabilities across northern California with the acquisition of North State Resources, Inc. (NSR), a 60-person environmental consulting firm based in Redding, California with additional offices in Sacramento and Chico, California.
“The talent and regional reputation held by NSR is invaluable as we continually expand our capabilities to serve clients in California and throughout the Western U.S.,” said Bob Gomes, Stantec president and CEO in a company release.
Founded in 1986, NSR resolves technical and regulatory issues that affect construction and operation of infrastructure and management of natural resources. The firm’s key areas of focus support National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and environmental permitting in primarily the power, transportation, water, and community development sectors.
Among the firm’s notable efforts, NSR performed technical studies and assisted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers documenting NEPA compliance for military and civil works projects in California, Nevada, and Arizona, including environmental evaluations of bank protection measures at 25 priority erosion sites in five California counties. The firm assisted the Bureau of Land Management in evaluating the 240-mile Pacific Connector pipeline project proposed to transport natural gas across southern Oregon. They also support local northern California counties and cities to implement bridge replacement and other transportation improvement projects.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to continue supporting public works projects that are important to the communities we live in — and in new geographies as well — while offering our clients an expanded and complementary suite of capabilities drawn from the larger Stantec network,” said Tim Reilly, NSR Principal, in the media release.