Backed by an unparalleled legacy, Mason Bruce & Girard is one of the nation’s premier natural resource consulting firms.
We combine our passion for sound stewardship of natural resources and our deep commitment to client satisfaction to deliver a level of consulting unrivaled for 100 years.
• Integrity – honesty, doing the right thing, independent
• Expertise – best at what we do, getting it right
• Positivity – great attitude, personable, helpful
• Motivation – strong work ethic, motivated, taking on challenges
• Collaboration – communicating with team, working together to achieve common goals
Mason, Bruce & Girard is dedicated to advancing informed natural resource management using innovative ideas and time-tested expertise. We provide our clients with the tools and information needed to manage ecosystems to promote economic, social, and environmental values. Through collaboration, integrity, and a commitment to excellence, we aim to be a positive force in shaping a sustainable future.
Guided by our core values, we will
accomplish our mission by:
• Fostering long-term business relationships by providing clients with timely and credible services and products.
• Building long-term strategic partnerships.
• Providing a multi-disciplinary approach to projects through the integration of our core areas of expertise.
• Seeking new challenges and growing our business by expanding our expertise, providing our services to existing clients, and by increasing our geographical service area.
• Developing creative solutions and applying advancements in science and technology applicable to client need.
• Valuing our employees as our most important resource. We will foster the development of a well-trained, highly-motivated, accountable, and team-oriented staff that is responsive to client needs and demonstrates the highest standards of integrity. We will respect our employees’ needs to balance their professional and personal lives.
• Managing our business profitably to ensure long-term corporate success and expanding employee opportunities and rewards.
We are proud to continue to use their names – David Mason, Donald Bruce, and James Girard – and follow the course they set. MB&G’s current principals and associates work with the firm’s staff to bring to every project the experience and skills relevant to today’s complicated natural resource world.
Mike has used his business education to help MB&G achieve financial success by strengthening our operations and customer service. Since joining MB&G in 1991, Mike Lester has focused on making the firm’s administrative systems function at high efficiency. When not working for MB&G, Mike can be found playing piano and guitar in his home studio that he and his son built over the last few years.
Reggie is responsible for managing the Inventory & Biometrics and Land Management divisions. His work includes forest inventory data management for both industrial and non-industrial landowners and investment companies, as well as forest inventory analysis in support of forest land appraisals and due diligence. Reggie enjoys spending time with his wife, two teenage sons, and his Boston Terrier traveling, hiking, biking, and anything that keeps the family outside and moving.
Erin is responsible for strengthening the Environmental Services Group in both project opportunities and team development. She has over 15 years of successful operations management and 25 years of program and project management experience in natural resource consulting. Erin enjoys spending time with her family outdoors kayaking, fishing, and exercising their rambunctious dog.
Mike is a senior forest economist and is the Director of MB&G’s Technical Services Group. He manages long-term forest planning, forest economics, field data collection, and forest policy analysis projects. Mike enjoys road running races, biking, and hiking. He also volunteers with a non-profit that works with solar power in rural Zambia.
Roger is a principal emeritus and senior appraiser at MB&G. He has over 30 years of experience in the areas of timberland appraisal, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, forest economics, and planning. He is a state certified appraiser in OR, WA, ID, and MT. Roger and his wife are avid fans of the Portland Timbers and Thorns professional soccer teams and can usually be found at the Park on game days. He also enjoys historical fiction and traveling.
Brent has 30 years of experience in forest management, including 25 years at MB&G and five years in private industry. Brent’s land management, project management, and forest inventory experience is extensive and includes projects across the Western United States, Alaska, and Canada. Brent loves Baseball, Hunting, Fishing, and has an extensive music collection of over 3,000 Vinyl Records, CDs, and Cassette Tapes.
Stuart is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) with a focus on natural resource assessment, impact mitigation and restoration while improving built and natural environments. Stuart is an avid outdoor recreator and can often be found running rivers with fishing rod in hand, seeking out powder turns on his snowboard, and experiencing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with his family.
Wendy is an ecologist and wildlife biologist with extensive experience in meeting the environmental consulting needs of public and private sector clients. Wendy has over 20 years of experience specializing in fish and wildlife surveys, wildlife habitat assessment, and mitigation design and implementation. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys riding her Oregon BLM mustang, Greyson.
Holly is a marketing manager focusing on supporting long-term growth, and all other internal and external marketing functions for MB&G. She enjoys reading, traveling, baking, and spending time with her niece.
Phil is the Senior Appraiser for the Eastern US and International properties and leads MB&G’s Appraisal Services Group. He has over 20 years of experience appraising properties across the US, Central America, South America and Europe. Phil is a Certified General Appraiser in 15 eastern states and is an MAI Designated member of the Appraisal Institute. Phil enjoys traveling with his wife and 2 teenagers as well as hiking, camping, and reading newspapers.
As a firm, we strive to find the best possible solutions for our clients, which means we make sure that all environmental regulations are being properly observed, and we work to find a balanced approach that supports both environmental and economic goals. If you share our commitment to environment, to clients, and to excellence in science and technology, we’d like to talk with you about your career.
MB&G has a long history of partnerships. We are proud to work together with other firms to bring our clients the best solutions we can.
Founded in 1981, The Beck Group (TBG) is a leading forest products planning and consulting firm based in Portland, OR. For well over a decade, The Beck Group has partnered with Mason Bruce & Girard on projects that contain both forestry and forest products manufacturing components. Our experience and expertise in forest products manufacturing technology, economics, and markets complements Mason Bruce & Girard’s forestry, GIS, and natural resources services.
MB&G has been providing natural resource consulting services to the private and public sectors since 1921. For 25 of those years, we have been an Esri Business Partner. Esri is headquartered in Redlands, California and is focused on GIS software development. Esri and the Esri Logo are licensed trademarks of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc
MB&G is a member of the Global Consulting Alliance (GCA), a world-wide network of leading forestry consulting and financial advisory firms that specialize in providing services to the international timberland investment community. The goal of the Alliance is to leverage the GCA network of experts to deliver solutions and insights to clients in forest-based industries worldwide.
Realty Marketing/Northwest (RM/NW) and MB&G have formed an alliance for the marketing of timberland properties in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.