During the last 15 years, Shane has developed a line of services related specifically to planning, permitting, and implementing projects that challenge the built-natural environment interface, including landfills, mines, sewage treatment facilities, and similar developments. Shane has a good understanding of engineering concepts and practices and is adept at working collaboratively with engineering professionals to ensure optimum balance between environmental and engineering constraints. These projects often require careful assessments of alternatives, impacts, and opportunities (including value engineering), as well as ensuring that the project and the associated public process (e.g., NEPA, local land use, etc.) is technically well supported.
Wetland and Riparian Restoration Planning, Design, and Implementation
Shane has managed almost 1000 acres of large wetland and riparian restoration projects. Most of these projects required site-specific innovative approaches with regard to grading and re-vegetation, as most involved some complicating factor such as difficult substrates, rare plants and plant communities, or being in an active floodplain. Shane generally provides turnkey services from preliminary project development and constraint analysis through construction and monitoring. Shane is also currently involved in and has aided in the development of several wetland mitigation bank projects in Oregon.