In 1993, Peter McRae founded Quattro Environmental with the goal of researching and developing state-of-the-art native revegetation technologies. Peter started Quattro because he realized applying the standard agronomic techniques to native revegetation projects wasn’t producing long-term sustained success that clients wanted to achieve for their projects. Clients were seeking out a more effective, long-term approach to sustainable native revegetation. Over the past 20 years, the Quattro team has developed an industry leading, innovative approach to achieve sustainable performance for revegetation projects that have not responded to conventional seeding practices. Using our Living Soil Membrane Technology, we have delivered results that demonstrate sustained performance for native plant growth on drastically disturbed soils, primarily in the western United States where arid climate, sterile or mineral-imbalanced, high-salt soils and erosion are significant challenges.
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As Quattro has grown, so has our team of expert alliance partners. Peter leads an alliance of top scientists, engineers, manufacturers, seed specialists, application contractors and thought leaders in the industry. Our team includes professionals with Ph.D.’s in soil analysis and interpretation, soil microorganism nutrition, humic substances and slope engineering. Our experts also include project team members with proven track records of site design and field implementation success. The Quattro team brings 150+ years of diverse experience to every Quattro erosion and revegetation project to ensure consistent, optimum results each and every time.
Peter has over 20 years experience successfully leading the Quattro Alliance team in the design and implementation of reclamation projects in harsh environments throughout the Western United States. As an innovative thought leader, Peter led the industry in developing the Quattro Living Soil Membrane Technology which promotes the natural re-establishment of functioning soil communities, the key to any sustainable native revegetation project. He has developed the Quattro BIND and GROW series product lines, a comprehensive proprietary line of soil restoration products which are manufactured across the United States.
As Chief Technical Strategist, Peter initiated the team-inspired working relationships with both the U.S. Federal Highway Administration and State transport agencies in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada and California, as well as with private sector clients such as Shell Exploration, Hyundai Motor Corporation and Rio Tinto Minerals.
A barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Peter came to North America via the law faculty and business school of the University of British Columbia, Canada, as a recipient of a Rotary Graduate Fellowship scholarship in 1979.