Founded in 1884 as a paper manufacturer, The Westervelt Company (parent company of Westervelt Ecological Services), has established itself as a leader in sustainable forest management, responsibly sourced forest products and services, natural resource stewardship and ecosystem conservation. We are privately held, with more than a half-million acres under management. Our diverse businesses all work to ensure the sustainable stewardship of natural resources today, tomorrow and for generations to come.
Throughout the company, our passion for the forest and its integrity, and our commitment to environmental stewardship is evident. Westervelt Ecological Services (WES) demonstrates that commitment, providing long-term investment options and enduring ecological solutions that benefit both our stakeholders and the lands we conserve. Along with businesses that manage our forests, operate agriculture and recreation opportunities in New Zealand, and produce sustainably sourced wood products in the southeastern United States, WES is part of one of the most enduring, respected and trusted names in the forest sector. Our most recent project, a new lumber facility in Thomasville, Alabama, will combine our sustainability promise with our legacy of innovation and commitment to safety. The facility, set for completion late next year, will complement our flagship facility in Moundville, Alabama, and they will both produce high-quality products made from Southern yellow pine.
This year, on May 7 th , Westervelt Ecological Services General Manager and The Westervelt Company Vice President, Greg Sutter was honored as the 2019 Enivironmental Law Institute's National Wetlands Award Business Leader recipient.
Congratulations to Greg on this prestigious achievement. We are proud to have you as our Westervelt Ecological Services leader!
Check out the story map featuring our newest approved bank: Westervelt Mitigation Bank
For more information, call the
Southeastern Region at 
Named in honor of The Westervelt Company founder, Herbert Eugene Westervelt, this newly approved stream and wetland bank is our 10th bank in the Southeastern Region. It consists of ~290 acres within the Lower Black Warrior watershed in Tuscaloosa and Bibb Counties, Alabama. The project will stabilize streams and revegetate native riparian habitat along six and a half miles of Big Sandy Creek and its tributaries.

Western Region Staff Attend the 49th Annual Cap-to-Cap
Each year a group of 400 people from the Sacramento Metro region, comprised of members of the business community and local elected officials, head to Washington D.C. to advocate on issues critical to the development and economic growth of the greater Sacramento area. The Capitol-to-Capitol program, or Cap-to-Cap as it’s commonly known, is the largest delegation of its kind to visit Washington DC. The ambassadors from Sacramento break up into 12 policy teams and meet with key members of Congress and agency personnel to discuss and advocate for issues important to the region.

This year’s event took place from May 4-8, and the WES Western Region delegates included Jeff Mathews, Senior Business Development Manager, who served on the Flood Protection and Transportation teams, and Jessica Daugherty, Western Region Business Development Manager, who served on the Land and Natural Resources team. Each met with key members of Congress including Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Congressmen Ami Bera, Tom McClintock, John Garamendi, and Dough LaMalfa. In addition, meetings with agency staff from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others were held to advance issues important to WES and encourage federal funding for the Sacramento Metro region. WES delegates from this year’s Cap-to-Cap will continue to follow up with elected leaders and agency staff throughout the year in order to make progress on topics discussed and issues of critical importance to WES. 
Starting the Summer with Safety
As a leader in the industry of wetland, stream, and endangered species mitigation banks and services nationwide, we create an atmosphere and attitude toward safety that rivals that of our stewardship for the land, restoration of sensitive habitat, and protection of species. Along with that notion, the safety and preventative care of the human species is also paramont to our daily operations. As such, we have pledged to cultivate a safe and healthful working environment for ourselves, our co-workers, and our clients.
WES kicked off the summer with regional safety training days to reinforce key safety practices and habits. The topics ranged from heat stroke prevention to water rescue. Trainings included CPR, chainsaw handling and use, proper boating and kayaking techniques, and many others.
Safety is a top priority for the employees of WES. Both in the office and at home, employees are encouraged to look for opportunities to improve safety initiatives. This year, our commitment to safety is stronger than ever! Share with us your own safety strategies by clicking the link below and enter to win a $5 Starbucks gift card!
WES is excited to announce our partnership with Capitol Public Radio and NPR as the exclusive underwriter for their upcoming "Tahoeland" podcast. The series is set to launch August 5th. Find it on the Apple iTunes podcast app and keep an ear out for special WES messaging.
New Positions open in the Western and
Rocky Mountain Regions
Senior Biologist/Ecologist
Sacramento, CA 

The Senior Biologist/Ecologist position supports the Ecological Resources Manager with all aspects of the department's objectives. This position also provides a high level of technical support in the fields of biology, ecology, and habitat restoration in support of the development and long-term stewardship of WES western region projects. The Senior Biologist/Ecologist may also both guide and conduct investigations and generate the data necessary to convey the conservation and/or restoration potential of proposed projects to both internal and external parties. This person also conducts biological resource monitoring in support of WES’ conservation and restoration projects and report results to applicable natural resource agencies in support of credit releases.  
Restoration Ecologist 
Denver, CO 

The Restoration Ecologist works
collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team in the planning, design, and execution of habitat restoration for Westervelt Ecological Services' Rocky Mountain Region projects including conducting site investigations, collecting baseline data, and design development. The Restoration Ecologist also prepares documents that convey the conservation value and/or restoration potential of proposed projects to both internal and external parties. Successful candidates in this position will oversee projects during development, construction, performance monitoring, and into long-term stewardship. This position provides a unique opportunity to remain involved in a restoration or conservation project from its inception into long-term stewardship .  
Welcome New WES Employees!
Latrice Jones
Western Region Receptionist

Latrice is a fun loving young lady who is dedicated, hard-working, and always willing to lend a hand. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time relaxing with family and friends, creating memories. Latrice's independence, passion, and drive have not only aided her in her growth as a young professional but also a good person as a whole!
Melony Wood
Western Region, Land Stewardship Technical Administrative Assistant

Melony recently graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a B.S. in Environmental Studies. In her role, Melony will be assisting the land stewardship department both in the office and in the field.
In her free time, Melody likes to read, camp, kayak, swim travel, and spend time with family and friends.
One of our favorite things about summer is that we get to meet and work with a whole new suite of up-and-coming talent. We are pleased to announce the interns who have joined the Westervelt Ecological Services Team.
Brandon Buckelew is an intern at our Southeastern Region office in Auburn, Alabama. A native of Opp, Alabama, he received his Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Ecology and Management from Auburn University and is currently pursuing his M.S. degree in Natural Resources, Forestry with a Restoration Ecology certificate. Brandon has also worked with Oakmulgee Wildlife Management in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Brandon grew up on a small pine plantation in south Alabama where he worked with his family to manage the property. He enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, and scuba diving.
Joshua Smith is an intern at our Southeastern Region office in Auburn, Alabama. A native of Dunwoody, Georgia, he recently graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Management with a minor in Watershed Management. He has worked with Wildland Services on wetland delineations and also served as an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Christopher Anderson at Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. He enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, and backpacking. Other hobbies include playing basketball, soccer, and cooking.  
CJ Porter is an intern at our Western Region office in Sacramento, California. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering at Stanford, with a completion goal of December 2019. CJ completed his Bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford in the spring of 2018. His focus and interests lie in hydrology, and he hopes to work as a water resource engineer and/or with water management in the future. CJ played for Stanford's men's water polo team in his freshman and sophmore years, and enjoys skiing and swimming in his spare time.
Matthew Delbar is an intern at our Western Region office in Sacramento, California.  You might recognize his face because Matthew is a returning intern from 2018. Matthew is attending the University of Idaho to obtain his Bachelor's of Science in Rangeland Ecology Science and Management as well as a Bachelor's of Science in Agricultural Economics with Business Emphasis. He is involved with the Collegiate Farm Bureau, the California Young Cattlemen's Association, Potter Valley Junior Rodeo Committee, and the California Rangeland Trust Legacy Committee.
Abraham Fong is an intern at our Western Region office in Sacramento, California. He is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture and minor in Restoration Ecology at University of California, Davis with a completion goal of 2020. His passion lies with environmental design, improving his graphic communication skills, and ultimately become a licensed Landscape Architect.
Do you know of a great college student looking for an internship? We are accepting applications year round in all of our regional offices. Send us your resumes and recommendations! Did we mentioned these are paid internships?
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