VESTRA has an extensive background in the timber and logging industry. The company was founded to assist timber companies in building GIS databases in order to analyze and better manage their lands. Our staff continue to assist the timber industry in site cleanup, property transfers, permitting, compliance and more.
We have assisted with the preparation of Program Timberland Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and have a thorough understanding of the laws related to greenhouse gas emissions. We work with our clients to negotiate with Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Regional Water Quality Control Boards to advocate for solutions that are both profitable for the industry and meet the terms outlined by the agencies.
VESTRA has prepared Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) for timberland properties up to 30,000 acres in size in remote areas of Northern California. Other properties were former mill sites where pentachlorophenol (PCP) was a constituent of concern. We have conducted site remediation on several of these types of properties so that future development activities can occur.