About Our Company
FRST is a forestry and environmental consulting firm located in Grass Valley, CA whose experienced professionals provide clients with advanced forest and vegetation management solutions through the application of innovative technology and science. We are committed to high-quality professional service and client care, the conservation and wise use of natural resources, and strong business and land ethics. FRST is an ACF member-owned business and a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE #17001370) certified by the Supplier Clearinghouse in accordance with General Order 156 for the California Public Utility Commission's Utility Supplier Diversity Program.
Along with the 4 full time staff listed below, FRST employs a seasonal field crew of approximately 4 technicians during the warmer months. A high standard of professionalism, technical competence, and innovation set FRST apart in the Sierras of California, and the country.
Andrea H Eggleton
I am a Registered Professional Forester in CA and West Virginia, an SAF Certified Forester, and a graduate of UC Berkeley with Master and BS of Forestry degrees. I have extensive project experience in timber sale preparation and administration, fuels and vegetation management, utility infrastructure construction and specialized tree removal consultation, EIS/EIR technical support and preparation, long-term timberland management planning, cost-share grant application and project management, and carbon offset project development and verification.
My deep understanding and broad experience with both technical and regulatory aspects of forest resource management on private and public lands uniquely suit me to plan, permit, and implement complex projects within forested landscapes.
I am a proud member of the Association of Consulting Foresters, California Licensed Foresters Association, and a Trustee of the Practicing Foresters Institute. I live my passion for active management of California’s forests and natural resources for their conservation, health, and future.
JR Christian Eggleton
I am a CA Registered Professional Forester and an ISA Certified Arborist and graduate of UC Berkeley with Master of City and Regional Planning and BA of Environmental Economics and Policy degrees. My work experience includes heritage preservation planning, field forestry, geographic information science, and forestry planning and permitting. I excel at planning for a GIS, from GPS data acquisition, database management, spatial modeling, to cartographic representation. Additionally, I have multiple years experience with CA Forest Practice Rules including writing and administering timber harvesting plans, nonindustrial timber management plans, exemptions, and state-funded cost share programs. I have also been part of a verification team for multiple CA Air Resources Board US Forest Projects. I am a proud member of the Rotary Club of Grass Valley and Candidate Member of the Association of Consulting Foresters.
Andrea and Christian both grew up in Southern California and met on the UC Berkeley Logging Sports team in 2009. Since then, they have shared their enthusiasm for the outdoors in their work and recreation. Andrea and Christian have called Nevada County "home" since 2010 and are actively engaged in the community through their involvement the local meeting group for the California Licensed Foresters Association and the Rotary Club of Grass Valley . Besides spending time with their dog, Kate, family, and friends, you may find them skiing, enjoying time on the water, or hunting birds in the Valley.
I am a graduate of Oregon State University with a Masters of Forestry in Silviculture, Fire, and Forest Health with partnership in the Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI) Program, and a BS in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. My work experience with FRST includes carbon offset project development and verification, completing forest inventories, forest modeling and analysis, grant application technical writing, and fire and fuels modeling. In graduate school, I was a Teaching Assistant for a graduate-level wildland fire modeling course and an undergraduate photogrammetry and remote sensing course at Oregon State University. In technical forestry, I have experience as a wildland firefighter and sawyer, herbicide technician, and as a member of a tree planting crew. In international forestry, I served in the US Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa as an agroforestry specialist where I earned my degree through a community-owned intensive field agroforestry project. My professional background also includes auditing and risk evaluation of fire and fuels within nuclear power plants, particularly in relation to NFPA codes and standards.
I am a proud member of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Outside of the work environment you can find me trail running, mountain biking, cooking, or playing board games with friends and family.
I am a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS in Forestry. My work at FRST includes writing and implementing timberland management documents, cost share applications, related permits and exemptions, and other environmental compliance documentation; as well as leading and managing field work, preparing timber sales, implementing fuels reduction and fuelbreak projects, and administering contracts throughout all aspects of field operations.
I am a lover of the natural world and am passionate about working in and for the forest. I work to increase my knowledge of forestry, land management, and ecology, in order to create stronger, more resilient ecosystems. Outside of work, I love rocking climbing, camping, mushroom hunting, and jumping in cold water!
The FRST Team is ready to assist you with your forest management needs!
Christian, Andrea, Katherine and Tim.