Public Works/School Projects

Project: Image Elementary School

Client: Evergreen School District
Date Completed: May 1994
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Project Description: Conducted wetland and habitat assessments and prepared associated reports for the proposed Image Elementary School. Prepared a compensatory wetland mitigation plan to address indirect wetland impacts. OE is currently working with the client on the wetland mitigation area on the northern portion of the site.

Project: Lacamas Lake Elementary School

Client: City of Battle Ground Public Works – Engineering
Location:  S. Parkway Avenue, Battle Ground, Washington
Project Description
: Conducted wetland and habitat assessments and prepared associated reports for the Lacamas Lake Elementary School. Prepared compensatory wetland and oak habitat mitigation plans to address indirect wetland impacts and the removal of a single Oregon white oak tree. Currently OE is monitoring the wetland and habitat mitigation areas.

Project: S Parkway Avenue Improvements

Client: City of Battle Ground Public Works – Engineering
Location:  S. Parkway Avenue, Battle Ground, Washington
Project Description:  Conducted wetland and habitat assessments and prepared associated reports for street improvements for S. Parkway Avenue from SE Rasmussen Blvd. to SE Eaton Blvd. and the associated stormwater facility. Prepared the wetland compensatory mitigation plan and JARPA form that were submitted to and approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology).

Project: Jemtegaard School Safety Trail Project

Client: City of Washougal, Washington
Location:  Gibbons Creek, Washougal, Washington
Project Description:
  Conducted wetland and habitat assessments and prepared associated reports for the proposed pedestrian safety trail for the Jemtegaard Elementary School. Prepared the SEPA checklist and Master Shoreline Program Substantial Development Permit report in conjunction with HHPR, Inc. that addressed potential environmental issues and shoreline development requirements, respectively. Prepared the WSDOT ECS form and NEPA documentation for a no-effects determination. Prepared a wetland and habitat compensatory mitigation plan for project impacts.

Project: Washougal River Greenway Trail Overlook Deck Project

Client: City of Camas, Washington
Location:  Washougal River, Camas, Washington
Project Description:
  Conducted wetland and habitat assessments and prepared associated reports for the overlook deck located along the shoreline of the backwater ponds of the Washougal River. Prepared the SEPA checklist and Master Shoreline Program Substantial Development Permit report in conjunction with Otak, Inc that addressed environmental issues and shoreline development requirements.

Project: W Street & SE Sunset View Road Culvert Replacements

Client: City of Washougal, Washington
Location:  2 locations within the Washougal UGA
Project Description: 
Conducted wetland and habitat assessments for two culvert replacement projects on W Street and two on SE Sunset View Road. Prepared permit information for review by federal and state agencies under Sections 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act and locally under the Washougal Critical Areas Ordinance. Prepared the biological assessment that addressed project impacts to ESA listed fish species Gibbons and Campen Creeks. Consulted with the Corps and NMFS on ESA issues. Other permitting documents included a SEPA checklist and Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA).

Project: Blue Lake Rock Pit

Client: Skamania County Public Works
Location:  Stevenson, Washington
Project Description:  OE conducted larch mountain salamander and pike surveys for the Blue Lake Rock Pit project. The rock pit is located within the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. OE prepared the wildlife management plan and portions of the reclamation plant that outline compensatory mitigation for the loss of pika habitat caused by mining rock from the pit.

Project: NE 86th Avenue Wetland Mitigation Plan – City of Vancouver Property

Client: City of Vancouver
Date Completed: May 1994
Location: NE 86th Avenue & Burnt Bridge Creek, Vancouver, Washington
Project Description: Project involved the completion of a wetland mitigation plan to mitigate for wetland impacts caused by the development of a stormwater facility in Vancouver, Washington. Project also included permitting through the City’s Wetland Protection Ordinance and the Corps of Engineers 404 permit system.

Project: Burton Road Project

Client: City of Vancouver – Stormwater Services
Date Completed: November 1997
Location: Burton Road from NE 112th Avenue to NE 142nd Avenue, Vancouver, Washington
Project Description: Project involved the completion of a wetland assessment for widening Burton Road between NE 112th Ave. to NE 142nd Ave.

Project: Canyon Creek Project

Client: Skamania County, Washington
Date Completed: February 2000
Location: Canyon Creek Road, Skamania County, Washington
Project Description: Conducted environmental studies for a road widening adjacent to Cougar Creek. Studies included wetland delineation and wildlife and fishery to address creek impacts through a biological assessment. Prepared delineation report and permitting documents for state and federal permits. Prepared biological assessment to address potential impacts to fish and wildlife species of concern.

Project: Haapa Boat Ramp

Client: Clark Vancouver Parks & Recreation
Date Completed: December 2000
Location: Lewis River, Clark County, Washington
Project Description: Identified wetlands within the proposed boat ramp and campground area. Prepared permit information for review by federal and state agencies under Sections 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act and locally under the Clark County Wetlands Protection Ordinance. Prepared a biological assessment that addressed project impacts to threatened & endangered animal species that occur within the project area.

Project: Baseline Road at 216th/219th Avenues Road Widening

Client: CH2M Hill
Date Completed: February 1994
Location: Washington County, Oregon
Project Description: Conducted a wetland delineation and assessed the site for significant natural resources. Prepared a report that identified wetlands and significant natural resources within the project area that was submitted and approved by federal, state and local resource agencies (Corps, DSL, USA). Prepared the environmental portions of the federal, state and local permits for the project. Developed a mitigation plans to compensate for wetland and significant natural resource impacts.

Project: NE 72nd Avenue Road Widening

Client: Clark County Department of Public Works
Date Completed: November 1997
Location: Clark County, Washington
Project Description: Applied for and obtain Corps of Engineers Section 404, Washington Department of Ecology 401 and Clark County permits for the wetland impacts for this project. Worked with Clark County Department of Transportation to develop and implement the mitigation to compensate for wetland impacts caused by the project. The mitigation plan was reviewed and approved by federal, state and local agencies.

Project: NE 199th Street Road Widening

Client: Clark County Department of Public Works
Date Completed: In Progress
Location: Clark County, Washington
Project Description: Conducted a wetland delineation, prepared permit documents for Clark County Wetlands Ordinance and Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Washington Department of Ecology 401 permits. Developed mitigation documents for wetlands compensation.

Project: NW 119/117th Street Extension

Client: Clark County Department of Public Works
Date Completed: In Progress
Location: Clark County, Washington
Project Description: Conducted a wetland delineation, prepared permit documents for Clark County Wetlands Ordinance and Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Washington Department of Ecology 401 permits. In the process of conducting impact analysis and preparation of compensatory mitigation reports.

Project: Lalonde Creek Storm Water Facility

Client: Clark County Department of Public Works
Date Completed: In Progress
Location: Clark County, Washington
Project Description: Conducted a wetland delineation, prepared permit documents for Clark County Wetlands Ordinance and Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Washington Department of Ecology 401 permits to construct a storm water line and detention facility within in wetlands and wetland buffers.
Prepared compensatory wetland and buffer mitigation plan for approval by local, state and federal regulatory agencies.

Project: John O. Stormwater Facility Site

Client: City of Vancouver – Stormwater Services
Date Completed: In Progress
Location: NE 18th Street and Andresen Road, Vancouver, Washington
Project Description: Conducted a wetland delineation, prepared permit documents for Clark County Wetlands Ordinance and Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Washington Department of Ecology 401 permits to construct a storm detention facility and wetland and buffer zone enhancement areas next to Burnt Bridge Creek. Prepared A JARPA form and wetland and buffer enhancement plans for approval by local, state and federal regulatory agencies. Completed a biological assessment for the Corps to address potential impacts to threatened and endangered species resulting from the proposed construction of the John O Stormwater Facility located north of Burnt Bridge Creek. The BA is currently being reviewed by the Corps.

Project: Hillhurst Road Improvements

Client: Wallis Engineering
Date Completed: Summer 2000
Location: Ridgefield, Washington
The project involved the construction of a rural pedestrian walkway along the east half of Hillhurst Road, south of the city of Ridgefield. The length of the project was approximately 2,000 lineal feet and consisted of widening Hillhurst Road six to eight feet to provide a total eight-foot rural pedestrian walkway. Eventually this pedestrian walkway will extend to the Ridgefield High School. The increased width of pavement was delineated as a rural pedestrian walkway in conformance with the Pedestrian Facilities Guidebook, which was sponsored by the Washington State Department of Transportation. The project was funded by the Washington Department of Transportation through the Federal Highway Administration.

Olson Environmental LLC completed a biological assessment (BA) to address the potential impacts from this project to bald eagle, bull trout, chinook salmon, chum salmon, or steelhead resulting from its construction and operation. The BA was used in informal consultation with the proponents, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The BA was accepted by the reviewing agencies in Fall 2000.

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