LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is very excited to begin work on the Marion County Recycling Center Expansion Project near Brooks Oregon. LEI will be working as the Land Surveying and Civil Engineering components of the design-build team to complete this project in 2020.
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Reducing Forest Fire Risk and Improving Forest Health
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon worked during the summer of 2019 to assist the USDA Forest Service out of Republic, Washington, to complete forestry and engineering work for a fuels reduction and stand treatment project. This exciting project involved delineating stand treatment boundaries that will be later treated through thinning and removal of downed woody debris to reduce forest fire risk. LEI completed this project over six months ahead of scheduling allowing the Forest Service to move ahead with stand treatment over a year ahead of schedule.
This project is part of the USDS Forest Services ongoing effort to improve forest stand health and reduce forest fires. LEI was happy to be a part of making this project a success for the Colville National Forest.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is pleased to announce forester Chris Hugget successfully obtained his Certified Arborist Credential. Good job Chris! This means LEI can now expand its comprehensive array of traditional forestry services to include Urban Forestry and Arboriculture. These services include Certified Arborist reports, tree preservation plans, tree removal plans, hazard tree evaluation and risk assessment, determination of critical root zones, evaluation of trees damaged by construction, and construction inspections.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon completed the road engineering component of the Lookout Pass Ski Resort Expansion Project. Logging of the new ski runs is currently underway and construction of the new road will begin this fall. LEI is proud to be a part of the expansion of this exception ski resort!
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At LEI, we believe in being involved in and invested in our local community. We believe in supporting and encouraging youth. As such, LEI is a proud supporter of the Cascade Cougars Baseball Program, in Turner Oregon. LEI Principal Jamie Van Agtmael has been a coach for this program and leads LEI's effort to continue to support and encourage this great youth program.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is seeking a Forester for logging unit layout, forestry surveys, timber cruising and other field forestry related work throughout Oregon and Washington. Minimum of 1 year of Forestry experience and a degree are required to qualify for this position. 5 years of experience in Forestry may be substituted for a forestry degree. This is primarily a field position with some incidental office work. Candidates should be proficient in the use of field data collectors and GPS. Candidates should also be in good physical condition and be willing to work in adverse terrain and inclement weather conditions. Experience with ESRI ArcGIS is a positive, but not required.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is currently conducting a comprehensive inspection and inventory of all stream crossings in a large tract of timberlands in the Oregon Coast range. This effort looks at the current condition of stream crossing and assesses the need for maintenance, stream crossing reconstruction, and other construction needs to insure effective and adequate stream conveyance. Water quality and fish passage are major components of properly designed and constructed stream crossings. LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon assesses this and looks at ways to improve fish passage and water quality.
At LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon, Customer Satisfaction is our #1 Priority. We work hard to make sure every client receives timely and high quality services, meeting their project needs and objectives. We aren't happy with a job until our clients are happy. This focus on client satisfaction is seen in LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon recently being awarded the "Elite Service Professional" badge by HomeAdvisor for top quality services and client reviews. The HomeAdvisor Elite Service Professional badge is awarded to professionals who provide superior expert services.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is the premier Land Survey firm in the Eugene and Springfield Area. Locally owned and operated since 1985, LEI Engineering & Surveying provides leading, professional, and cost effective Land Surveying throughout Oregon and the Northwest. With a focus on client satisfaction, LEI Engineering & Surveying develops solutions to meet client need and expectations.
LEI Engineering & Surveying Oregon's broad range of services includes property corner location, property line marking, topographic surveying, boundary surveying, legal description preparation, deed research, partitions and subdivisions, title surveys (ALTA), civil engineering surveys, and construction surveys.
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Reducing Forest Fire Risk and Improving Forest Health
LEI began work on a new and exciting project for the USDA Forest Service, Region 6: The Limestone/Silver Forest Health and Disease Control project on the Colville National Forest. This project is an effort to promote forest growth and health, reduce tree insect and disease levels, and develop stand densities that sustain wood fiber production. More information can be found on the Forest Service project website: Limestone Silver Project Website
LEI is performing the logging engineering and forestry components of this project through completion of treatment unit reconnaissance and layout, logging system analysis, and unit boundary designation.
LEI is excited to be working for the Colville National Forest to assist in improving the health of this National Forest while reducing risk of forest fire. Projects like this one are so vital to the long term sustainability of our Nations Forests.
Frequently, the developer or homeowner is faced with a situation where it is not possible to utilize existing stormwater treatment infrastructure for a new construction or reconstruction project. A Rain Garden can be an ideal solution that provides effective stormwater treatment and is often very cost effective to construct. Resembling standard landscaping, the rain garden collects stormwater from roof drains and other impervious surfaces and detains it for treatment through natural infiltration. Stormwater entering the rain garden flows through vegetation, and associated root systems, allowing the water to be filtered prior to entering surrounding native soil. The rain garden is an accepted stormwater treatment facility by most regulatory and permitting agencies.
Construction of a rain garden is fairly straight forward and inexpensive process, with the primary requirements that the garden be sized appropriately for regulatory rain storm events and that existing soil provides a minimum level of infiltration. A simple soil infiltration test can be performed at the site of the planned rain garden and then the garden sized by an engineer to accommodate required stormwater flows.
Contact LEI if you would like more information about using a rain garden to address your stormwater treatment need.
The Lookout Pass Ski Resort Expansion EIS has been approved for implementation: https://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43757 LEI completed the road engineering, logging system engineering, and timber economics components of this project, as a sub-contractor to SWCA Environmental Consultants (www.swca.com).
This project took nearly three years to complete and drew on LEI's extensive NEPA and timber sale NEPA experience to complete.
As stated in the final NEPA document:
"The purpose of Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area's proposed expansion is to provide a high-quality downhill skiing recreation opportunity on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and Lolo National Forest. Currently, ski area terrain is insufficient to consistently meet demand by the local skier market, resulting in diminished recreation experiences during high-visitation days. Expansion of the Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area would provide more skiable terrain and more efficient lift systems to enable the ski area to ensure a high-quality recreation experience for a wider range and number of skiers."
LEI principal engineer Greg Zartman, PE, was the lead engineer for this project and completed all of the road engineering, logging systems, design, and timber economics tasks for the SWCA team.