ESA announced that it has merged Sitka Technology Group into its operations. Headquartered in Portland, OR, the 36-person firm will join ESA’s new Technology Services practice that will serve clients the throughout the United States and beyond.
ESA has steadily grown into a team of more than 550 employee-owners who provide planning, design, permitting, mitigation, and habitat restoration services for projects serving communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands. Sitka, founded in 2008, develops and manages knowledge infrastructures for conservation, restoration, and sustainable development. The merger is a natural extension of ESA’s data management capabilities, providing accelerated strategic growth in a priority service area for our clients.
“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,” said 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.”
Morrissey Goodale advised ESA in the transaction.