Portfolio Category: Wildlife & Habitat

Small Cruise Vessel Dock

ELS was contracted by PND Engineers on behalf of the Port of Kalama (Port) to assist with the permitting required for building a dock for small cruise ships on the Columbia River in Kalama, Washington. This project consisted of building an elevated dock for cruise ship mooring that included a landing area, gangway, and tower…

SR 131 Water Line Replacement

ELS was contracted by Grayling Engineers on behalf of Lewis County Water District #1, to complete an ESA document and other critical area reporting for a water line to be installed beneath the Cowlitz River with horizontal directional drilling located in Randle, Washington. ELS biologists created a project plan with the engineer and environmental planner…

Trillium Mitigation Bank

ELS completed a draft wetland mitigation bank prospectus on 1,200 acres of privately owned land in the northern part of Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. ELS inventoried the site using the WESPAK-SE assessment. The site contains fens, bogs, forested wetlands and the highly functioning El Capitan Creek which provides spawning habitat for several…

Haydu Park

ELS biologists provided mitigation installation oversight for the Haydu Community Park wetland mitigation site south of Norris Pit Road and Kalama River Road. The Park, which was constructed in 2014-2015, impacted riverine and depressional wetland buffers. ELS biologists continue to conduct the annual mitigation monitoring and reporting.  

Woodland Marine Terminal

ELS biologists prepared environmental permit-applications for a proposed commercial dock terminal in Cowlitz County for the offloading of calcium carbonate that will eliminate the need for extra barging and costly truck delivery from Portland. Applications included an expanded SEPA environmental checklist designed to avoid the lengthy Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. In addition, the following…

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