Ecosphere Environmental Services, Inc. staff join Barr Engineering Co.

For immediate release 

Barr Engineering Co. today announced that the staff of Durango, Colorado-based Ecosphere Environmental Services, Inc. have joined Barr. A trusted environmental services partner to clients in a range of industries for 30 years, Ecosphere specializes in environmental compliance and permitting, natural resources surveys and studies, cultural resources management, and geographic information system (GIS) services.

The addition of Ecosphere expands Barr’s capabilities in the western U.S. in areas such as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Endangered Species Act (ESA) analyses, and Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance and permitting. Ecosphere has offices in Durango, Colorado; Pagosa Springs, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Farmington, New Mexico, all of which Barr plans to retain.

“We’re excited to welcome the staff of Ecosphere to our growing team,” said Barr’s president and CEO, Ward Swanson. “Ecosphere’s talented, experienced employees will enhance our ability to serve clients in the Four Corners region and beyond—they’re similarly focused on delivering exceptional outcomes for clients.”

Current clients of Ecosphere will benefit from a smooth transition and uninterrupted project support, along with access to Barr’s additional capabilities and services. An employee-owned company with more than 1,000 staff, Barr provides integrated engineering and environmental services to a range of industries, including fuels, power, mining, manufacturing, and the public sector, from 17 offices across North America.

Ecosphere Principal Mike Fitzgerald said, “We’re confident that this next chapter for Ecosphere clients and employees will be an outstanding one. Both Barr and Ecosphere enjoy strong reputations based on integrity, technical accuracy, and transparency, and we share a highly collaborative approach to our work.”

Ecosphere’s diverse client base includes local and federal government agencies, public and private utilities, commercial developers, renewable energy producers, manufacturers, telecommunications companies, fuels and mining companies, real estate developers, banks, tribal organizations, and private landowners.

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Ecosphere Principal and now Barr Senior NEPA Consultant Mike Fitzgerald (left), with
Barr Vice President and Environmental Management Facilitator Todd Fasking (right).

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