SAN FRANCISCO and PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is happy to announce that it has merged Sitka Technology Group (Sitka) into its operations. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., the 36-person agency will be part of ESA’s new Technology Services apply that may serve purchasers all through the United States and past. 

Founded in California in 1969, ESA has steadily grown right into a staff of greater than 550 employee-owners who present planning, design, allowing, mitigation, and habitat restoration providers for tasks serving communities, infrastructure methods, open areas, and wildlands. Sitka, based in 2008, develops and manages information infrastructures for conservation, restoration, and sustainable improvement. The merger is a pure extension of ESA’s knowledge administration capabilities, offering accelerated strategic progress in a precedence service space for its purchasers.  

“It is incredibly exciting to start a new year with this big step forward in ESA’s growth, which will greatly benefit our clients, communities, and employee-owners,” stated Leslie Moulton-Post, ESA President and CEO. “We have long admired the Sitka team’s unparalleled experience and expertise in creating and implementing innovative technology services, and we look forward to working together to support our clients and communities in translating data into transparent decisions, powerful solutions, and effective action. These technology services are becoming increasingly integral to all community planning, resource management, and environmental compliance efforts, and will serve clients across all of our markets and growing geographic reach. We are committed to our common foundation of leveraging science and technology to conserve and enhance our natural resources and the health of our communities.”

Sitka cofounders Matt Deniston, Brian Knowles, and Keith Steele will assume management positions as Vice Presidents inside ESA’s Technology Services apply, with Deniston serving as Practice Leader. Over the final three years, ESA and Sitka have partnered on tasks for a number of key purchasers, together with the California Department of Water Resources and Los Angeles World Airports. Services have included knowledge administration, visualization methods, and mitigation monitoring and reporting applications for these complicated tasks.

“Joining forces with ESA is a natural fit for the Sitka team, building on our shared values that include commitment to innovation, client service, taking care of our people, and making a positive difference in the world,” stated Matt Deniston, ESA Sitka Vice President and Technology Services Practice Leader. “I want to thank and acknowledge my cofounders, colleagues, and clients who have supported our mission and vision from the beginning. We are thrilled to be able to continue to serve you in an enhanced capacity.”

“The ability to effectively use technology to capture and analyze large and complex sets of data is critical in helping our clients make decisions and communicate clearly with stakeholders,” stated Mike Leech, ESA Vice President and Technology Services Director. “We have made significant strides in these areas, and the integration of Sitka greatly accelerates our goal of being a leader in this space. I know many of us at ESA have already had the pleasure of working with our new colleagues and share sentiments of enthusiasm and deep respect for their work.”

ESA’s historical past consists of a number of notable mergers and acquisitions which have served to deepen the agency’s technical providers capabilities. Read extra about these here.

About Environmental Science Associates

ESA is a distinguished environmental providers agency, main the business in planning and design, environmental science, regulatory compliance, and restoration. ESA works to enhance the sustainability and resilience of communities and the pure atmosphere, offering responsive shopper service and tackling complicated environmental challenges. A 100% employee-owned agency, rising thoughtfully and intentionally, ESA invests in its employee-owners throughout places of work in California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southeastern United States. For extra data, go to: www.esassoc.com.

About Sitka Technology Group

Sitka combines people-focused consulting with methods design and software program engineering providers. Sitka companions with purchasers to create more healthy and extra sustainable ecologies, economies, and communities. Sitka has a protracted historical past of success in knowledge methods evaluation, design, improvement, implementation, and administration. Knowledge infrastructures developed and managed by Sitka ship optimized outcomes for tasks together with watershed partnerships and worldwide applications. For extra data, go to: www.sitkatech.com.

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