Pasadena Company Gets 5-Year $23 million Federal Contract for Forest Program in Peru

Published : Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 5:41 AM

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Tetra Tech, Inc., a Pasadena-based global consulting and engineering services provider, a $23 million single-award contract to strengthen forest management in Peru and promote private sector engagement in the country’s forest sector.

A Tetra Tech statement Wednesday said under the contract, the company will provide technical services in developing and implementing monitoring tools, such as an electronic timber tracking system, to document timber movement throughout the value chain. Tetra Tech also will promote private sector engagement and increase the participation of indigenous and other forest-dependent communities in forest value chains.

“Tetra Tech is pleased to support USAID’s work in Peru to promote sustainable forestry management and increase economic opportunities in a region that includes some of the highest biodiversity in the world,” Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech Chairman and CEO, said.

The five-year contract will be in support of USAID’s PRO-BOSQUES (National Program for the Conservation of Forests for the Mitigation of Climate Change) project in Peru, which aims to conserve 54 million hectares of tropical forests in that country as a contribution to mitigation against climate change and sustainable development.

Tetra Tech, with more than 17,000 associates worldwide, supports global commercial and government clients involved in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

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