Construction of the Hopkins Forest Wetland Restoration Project was completed in September of 2018. Two ponds and associated wetlands were graded, and habitat features such as logs, rock piles, and sand areas were installed to provide habitat for a variety of species, particularly amphibians. The site will be planted in late Fall of 2018. More
cascade to provide wetland delineation and functions assessment to transalta centralia mining and dnv-gl for tono solar project
Cascade is thrilled to provide wetland delineation and functions assessment assistance to TransAlta Centralia Mining and DNV-GL for the proposed Tono Solar project in Washington State. TransAlta is our longest-running client and we are pleased to be a part of the project in this planning and engineering phase. The project is proposed to be sited on reclamation lands for the mine and would be the largest solar project in the state. It is located near our work on the Big Hanaford Creek and Chehalis Basin Mitigation Bank.
Local news write up and more information can be found here.
John Runyon is participating in a panel at CONNECT Conservation Conference in Seaside on April 19, 2018. The panel will discuss how open-source web-based technology is fostering collaborative watershed restoration in the Clackamas River Basin and other tributaries to the Willamette River. The panel members include the developer of the software, Sitka Technology, and Daniel Newbery, Executive Director for the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. John is assisting the Clackamas Partnership with the development of a strategic restoration action plan focused on native fish recovery.
Cascade is very pleased to announce the completion of all construction activities and plant installation at the Chehalis Basin Mitigation Bank (CBMB) in Hanaford Valley. The purpose of CBMB is to restore wetland and floodplain functionality, and to restore wetland habitat to generate mitigation credits. Credits will be applied to future projects that will have an adverse impact on the aquatic environment, and that need mitigation to fulfill permit requirements.
The bank site was selected because it has the potential to provide ecological functional lift and would expand on two previously developed mitigation projects along Big Hanaford Creek. These two previously constructed sites combined provide 149.77 acres of successful wetland, riparian, and stream restoration on Big Hanaford Creek; construction of the CBMB will increase the area of contiguous floodplain restoration to approximately 327 acres.
Cascade has assisted with the design, MBI preparation, permitting, site preparation, and construction assistance on the CBMB site. CBMB construction included ditch filling, removal of sediment pond berms, restoring segments of seasonal and semi-permanent tributary streams, habitat structure placement, invasive species removal and native plant establishment. We are excited to see this work completed by our client at TransAlta Centralia Mining. MORE
Cascade has been the target of an employment scam. Someone claiming to be John Runyon from Cascade Environmental Group is circulating a false job announcement on Craigslist, Zip Recruiter, and other employment websites. This is not true. Cascade does not have any position openings at this time. Please do not respond to this false announcement – we believe this is a criminal operation intended to obtain personal information.
Cascade completes juvenile coho salmon, stream habitat, and water temperature inventories in the Elk Creek Watershed.
Join us Monday, Feb 8th as we present our abstract "Rinearson Natural Area: Urban Habitat Restoration" at the 14th Annual Urban Ecology & Conservation Symposium.
Cascade has been awarded an on-call contract with the City of Gresham for Natural Resource Consulting Services. Cascade was selected from a competitive field of proposals based on our broad and complex project experience in the region. Cascade is excited about working with the dedicated staff at the City of Gresham.