PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a $20.4 million contract to provide technical support for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) People, Rules, and Organizations Supporting the Protection of Ecosystem Resources (PROSPER) program. Tetra Tech will help USAID promote community management of forests and other natural resources in Liberia. The country is home to two of the largest remaining blocks of the Upper Guinea forest in West Africa and is recognized as a global hotspot for biodiversity.
Under this new five-year program, Tetra Tech will provide training and knowledge transfer, community outreach, capacity building, and other technical support to help USAID strengthen the legal and policy framework for community management of forest resources. PROSPER also aims to improve basic land tenure, local governance, and property rights.
“Sustainable forest management programs and ecosystem protection are critical to Liberia’s economic and social development,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s CEO and Chairman. “Tetra Tech is pleased to support USAID in its efforts to promote land tenure and environmentally sustainable development in this unique natural area.”
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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions to complex problems focused on water, environment, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources. With more than 13,000 employees worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle.
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