Highlighting MB&G’s Fish Salvage Work – ESG’s 25 Year Anniversary

MB&G is excited to share that 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of our Environmental Services Group (ESG). Throughout 2022, this important milestone will be commemorated by looking back at the group’s formation, highlighting a few key projects, and featuring our staff and their work.

This month we are highlighting our fish salvage work, a core part of ESG’s fisheries portfolio. MB&G biologists recently wrapped up a fish salvage project for Clackamas County Department of Transportation. The project involved the construction of river bank stabilization measures along a part of East Lolo Pass Road that was damaged by a high flow event in the Sandy River.

Stabilization of the river’s bank and road foundation necessitated fish salvage and associated environmental compliance reporting to minimize project impacts on regulated fish. Our team salvaged many regulated fish species from the work area including Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and steelhead.

MB&G has extensive experience planning, permitting, conducting, and reporting on fish population sampling projects and in-water construction projects that require fish salvage and relocation efforts. We have successfully completed fish sampling or salvage operations in every major watershed in Oregon.