One of Southern California’s premier environmental planning and resource management consulting firms, BonTerra Consulting, has joined Psomas. They will operate as a subsidiary of Psomas and be called BonTerra Psomas.
Both firms will be provided with a wider breadth and depth of environmental services. According to Blake Murillo, Psomas CEO, “BonTerra is recognized as one of the most experienced teams of environmental professionals in California. Mergers have been part of our strategic growth plan for over 10 years, so this is an exciting and positive move for us. It enables us to expand our services in the pre-construction phases of project planning, impact assessment, and natural and cultural resources evaluation.”
With the addition of BonTerra, Psomas’ environmental expertise is firmly established by adding major services such as environmental documentation pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), in addition to substantially augmenting the firm’s biological, regulatory, and habitat restoration services. The merger also adds offerings such as aquatic and fisheries; air quality and noise; and archaeological studies.
Since the two firms have worked together on projects for many years, the merger will further create a seamless relationship that will benefit both firms’ clients. Joan Patronite Kelly, AICP, Managing Principal of BonTerra Consulting, adds, “We are really pleased about the opportunities this merger presents to our staff and clients. The combination of the two firms offers our existing clients a much wider array of services under one roof.”
About BonTerra Consulting
One of the most prominent environmental firms in Southern California, BonTerra Consulting provides a wide range of services, including CEQA and NEPA documentation; biological resources surveys; habitat restoration; regulatory permitting; cultural resources assessments; and air quality, greenhouse gas and noise analyses. With over 60 employees in its Irvine and Pasadena, California offices, the firm’s project experience includes transportation, utilities, water/wastewater, aviation, residential, mixed-use, urban infill, industrial, resort, retail, and park/conservation programs.