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AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. is now AmaTerra Environmental, an ERG Company

ERG's President and CEO, Gina Foringer (center) celebrates the formation of AmaTerra Environmental, an ERG Company with Jill Madden (left) and Victor Palma (right).

ERG's President and CEO, Gina Foringer (center) celebrates the formation of AmaTerra Environmental, an ERG Company with Jill Madden (left) and Victor Palma (right). 

We at AmaTerra Environmental, Inc., are excited to announce that we’ve recently been acquired by Environmental Research Group, LLC, a woman-owned (WO, aka. WBE), service-disabled-veteran-owned (SDV), 8(a) environmental consulting firm.  Founded in Texas 23 years ago, ERG is currently headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with employees in 24 states, working on projects throughout the United States and the Pacific Rim.  We’re thrilled to remain a part of the small business community while joining this vibrant, award-winning firm. 

We are now AmaTerra Environmental, an ERG Company. Still Woman-Owned. Now Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned. Always Small Business.


The environmental and cultural resource landscapes have been volatile in recent years. With so many mergers and acquisitions, it’s become commonplace for us to adjust quickly as our long-standing professional partnerships change in rapid succession. We’re confident that this one’s different. Without qualification or hesitation, we feel that this acquisition is succeeding where so many others simply haven’t: we are conscientiously staying the same where stability and familiarity matter, and we're also keeping an intelligent and strategic eye on the future with increased capabilities and smart, complementary expertise.  

In short, AmaTerra Environmental, an ERG Company, really is the best of both worlds. We are eagerly looking forward to continued – and improved! – relationships with all of you for many years to come.

You may have some questions


Is AmaTerra changing?  

In many ways, no! If you reviewed ERG’s bio and history (above) or you've checked out their website, you might’ve thought it sounded pretty familiar. AmaTerra and ERG are both woman-owned, small businesses who focus on helping our clients/customers and our staff achieve their goals. We both have been providing award-winning environmental and cultural resource services for more than 20 years. We’ve known each other – personally and professionally – for years and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. The ERG leadership and AmaTerra leadership marvel at how two firms can be so closely aligned in culture and values. We think you will too. So, yes, our name is changing (a little) and we’re joining an expanded team of professionals, but who we are most definitely is staying the same.

Can we keep AmaTerra on our existing teams?
Will AmaTerra still qualify for future opportunities? 

Yes (and then some)! The new AmaTerra remains a woman-owned, small business (WBE and SBE) and a disadvantaged business (DBE), so we still fit many subconsultant teaming categories. We now proudly also qualify as a service-disabled veteran-owned (SDV) enterprise and an 8(a) firm as well, so we stand a good chance of opening up new avenues to work together. 

Is AmaTerra’s staff changing?  

No! All of the reliable, personable professionals you have worked with and depended upon over the years aren’t going anywhere. You now just have even more of us working hard for your success. Likewise, ERG’s values of Trust, Expertise, and Compassion are demonstrated in the worldwide work we perform. We are all eager to continue to serve your needs. 

Is AmaTerra still going to work on projects like ours? 

Yes, and maybe even more of your projects! AmaTerra’s solid regional presence with transportation, transit, municipal infrastructure, renewables, etc. will absolutely continue. We now also offer environmental compliance services in auditing, permitting, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and the like; deeper services in natural resource management, cultural heritage, and NEPA. Given ERG’s extensive footprint in Federal work, AmaTerra is going to be able to do more while fundamentally staying the same AmaTerra that you have come to know and love. 

We are proud to now join in ERG’s Mission Statement as AmaTerra Environmental, an ERG Company.

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