After eight years of managing the first turnkey, full-delivery mitigation project for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), we are excited to announce that the Pioneer Mnt. – Eddyville (PME) Turnkey Mitigation Project has moved into the long-term stewardship phase through a MB&G-brokered partnership between ODOT, The Wetlands Conservancy, and Weyerhaeuser.
MB&G led a multi-disciplinary team to deliver the project from the early site selection phase and property owner coordination through the design, construction, and post-construction establishment phases. The project included culvert removal on a stream with high quality salmon habitat, stream channel restoration, road decommissioning, wetland creation and enhancement, floodplain restoration, forest thinning restoration, riparian buffer enhancement, and conveyance of private timberland to the U.S. Forest Service for Late Successional Reserve management to offset impacts from ODOT’s US20: PME Project.
MB&G Project Manager Stuart Myers has worked on this project since inception, and reflected back on eight years of work stating, “The project has achieved the intended goals we established with ODOT in 2015 and is a testament to effective collaboration amongst multiple stakeholders with a focus on restoring and enhancing sensitive natural resources. It has been a privilege to lead this project and demonstrate the effectiveness of a turnkey mitigation project delivery approach.”
EMA and ODOT have officially released their Culturally Modified Tree (CMT) training video. This was produced as mitigation for adverse effects to some CMTs during the ODOT Wildfire Recovery Hazard Debris Management project. The video highlights why CMTs should be recorded and protected, while underscoring the importance of early and frequent communication with local Tribes […]READ MORE
Every year MB&G attends the Oregon Logging Conference. This year, we had a great booth set up with giveaways and the opportunity to chat with attendees. Our staff also attended the Oregon Women in Timber auction, which raised $147,000 for the Talk About Trees program. A gorgeous painted conk was donated by one of our […]READ MORE
In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring February 11th as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Women Scientist on the Forefront […]READ MORE