Environmental Stewardship

As with all aspects of our business, our people with their skills and knowledge are our greatest asset to conduct our business, while also providing stewardship for our environment and compliance with all environmental laws and regulations. We rely on our leadership and employees to effectively implement Teichert’s Environmental Policy and continually evaluate our processes for efficiencies and opportunities to improve. Teichert has a history of taking the initiative to stay ahead of environmental requirements – usually exceeding what is required and doing so before requirement deadlines. We participate in developing new environmental rules, policies, and programs by partnering, when possible, with our various regulatory agencies.

Teichert is committed to operating with an industry-leading level of environmental compliance by empowering a dedicated professional environmental staff, implementing a robust Environmental Management System (EMS), and providing environmental training and materials for all appropriate Teichert staff. 

A few examples of the many awards we have received for our environmental leadership include the Business Environmental Resource Center Award for recycling efforts, Excellence in Mine Reclamation Awards from the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association for habitat restoration, the Business Clean Air Award from the American Lung Association, and Business of the Year by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce for our clean mobile fleet. We were an initial volunteer participant in the greenhouse gas emission registry (California Climate Action Registry) in California.

Like our customers, Teichert cares about our community’s future. The teams we field demonstrate through their knowledge, training, and personal commitment, that caring for the environment and the people who live in it is a central part of everything we do.

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Morrison Creek Restoration Project – Sacramento County, CA

We restored 1.5 miles of creek riparian and upland habitat completely following mining activities. All plants within the corridor were hand planted and are native to the region. All oak plantings were grown from acorns that were collected from the formerly degraded local upland habitats prior to mining. The entire corridor was placed in a conservation easement and transferred to a Land Trust for long term natural management and public benefit.

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Aspen VI Seasonal Wetland Creation Preserve – Sacramento County, CA
Teichert constructed a 50-acre wetland and upland habitat area after mining operations ceased. The wetlands were inoculated with local seasonal wetland and vernal pool flora and fauna. All oak plantings were grown from acorns that were collected from the formerly degraded local upland habitats prior to mining. This wetland area was placed in a conservation easement and transferred to a Land Trust for long term natural management and public benefit.

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Teichert Lincoln Project, Vernal Pool Restoration Project – Lincoln, CA
Teichert restored approximately 25 acres of vernal pools on 150 acres of land which had been seriously degraded as part of land clearing to support grazing done in the 195’s by the site’s original owners. The vernal pools are now 20 years old, highly functional and support vast numbers of endangered species.

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Teichert Vernalis Plant, Wind Turbine Energy Project – San Joaquin County, CA
Teichert partnered to construct one of the San Joaquin regions first large-scale wind energy projects. The turbine produces power both the Vernalis Plant and, when available, for the California energy market.

Click here for our Environmental Policy.

Click here for our PRK AS6 20180508 2018 Notice of Aquatic Vegetation Management.