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.
Cascade has been selected by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services as an on-call consultant for Riparian, Wetland, and Upland Habitat Restoration and Enhancement. Our team, which includes Waterways Consulting, generated a winning proposal due to our extensive restoration experience and track record working on complex projects in the Portland Metro Area. As a Portland-based company, we are excited to work on restoring habitats in our own backyard and working with Bureau staff.
Cascade Environmental Group’s abstract “Rinearson Natural Area: Urban Habitat Restoration:” has been selected as one of the oral presentations for the upcoming, Fourteenth Annual Urban Ecology and Conservation Symposium to be held at PSU’s Smith Center Ballroom on Monday, February 8th, 2016.
The symposium focuses on urban environmental issues and the practical application of related ecological and social science research in the Portland/Vancouver region.
More information can be found at:
Construction is under way at the Wallooskee-Young Restoration Project! Cascade is providing construction observation services to the Cowlitz Tribe to assure that construction is implemented in accordance with developed plans and that erosion control and other permit requirements are met.
Cascade is officially listed as an Emerging Small Business in the state of Oregon by Business Oregon, an Oregon state agency.
The Office of Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business is the official certification authority for the state. Our certification number is #9486. Find us in Business Oregon's OMWESB Certification Directory by searching "Cascade Environmental" as the business name.
Certification at the federal level is in the works. Please check back as this certification is updated.
Cascade Environmental Group staff worked with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, BPA, and the US Army Corps of Engineers to deauthorize the levee at the Wallooskee-Youngs Restoration Project site. Deauthorization of a federal levee requires an act of congress; the project team lobbied Senator Merckley’s office to add the Wallooskee-Youngs project to the 2014 Water Resources Development Act, and it was passed in Spring 2014. The deauthorization allows the project team to breach and modify the levee to restore estuary habitat.
Goats are being used at our Rinearson Natural Area site as a method to control invading plant species. Several characteristics of goats make them a great choice for vegetation management. They are a low-input animal, have diverse dietary preferences, and consume a wide variety of plants. They have very nimble lips, allowing for selection and consumption of the most nutritious components of the available biomass, and they can stand on their hind legs to reach more than 6 feet into browse plants.
River Restoration Northwest's Portland-based Speaker Series continues on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall in NW Portland.
Colin Thorne will be sharing his Experiences Working on International Rivers.
We will be there and would love to see you there, too. The Speaker Series events are great opportunities to learn from experts and network in an informal atmosphere. Read RRNW's complete post for more details.
River Restoration Northwest is presenting a film showcase at the Hollywood Theater in NE Portland on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7:30pm. Selected films highlight restoration work in the Pacific Northwest and beyond and have been submitted by a variety of conservation organization, tribes, watershed councils, agencies, and filmmakers.
Read their complete announcement, including summaries of the films, here.
Bill Bradbury spoke at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall in NW Portland on April 1st as part of River Restoration Northwest's Portland-based Speaker Series. His topic was the Columbia River Treaty.
Cascade acted as a sponsor and coordinator for this first RRNW Portland Speaker event of the year. We are looking forward to the rest of the series!