AUG
18

LEI Oregon's Marion Country Recycling Center Expansion Project Has Broken Ground!

 LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is pleased to announced that our Marion Country Recycling Center Expansion project has broken ground and construction is underway for this last summer and fall.   LEI Oregon will continue to be heavily involved in construction engineering, construction surveying and staking, and project oversight.  It will be exciting to see this upgraded and expanded facility take shape to provide Marion County with even better and more advanced recycling services.

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AUG
18

LEI Oregon helps local landowners with Oregon Wildfires

LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is committed to supporting our local communities. We mobilized our crew and resources to volunteer and support a small woodland owner to establish fire lines and defensible zones around structures to prevent them from being burned and we also helped to make defensible zones around stands of trees to be protected.

At LEI Oregon, we believe in supporting our community and local business owners. 

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JUL
23

Successfully Establishing National Forest Boundaries

 LEI Oregon President Jamie Van Agtmael uncovers a National Forest boundary monument as the LEI Oregon cadastral survey crews continue another successful week of establishing, monumenting, and marking National Forest boundaries on the Willamette National Forest.  The days have been long and hot, but the crews are making exceptional headway as they continuing a successful field season.   Great Job!

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JUL
20

LEI Oregon Begins Fish Creek Rock Quarry Development Project

 LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon (LEI Oregon) is pleased to announce the start of the Fish Creek Rock Quarry Development Project for the USDA Forest Service on the Umpqua National Forest.   This is a project to perform sub-surface exploration and design of the possible expansion of the Fish Creek Rock Quarry to much larger capacity.   If successful, this rock quarry could provide a material source for southern Oregon for decades to come!   

LEI Oregon teamed with renowned drilling company Western States Drilling to begin the exploration phase of this project this summer, with design continuing into the fall of this year.

LEI Oregon Senior Engineering Geologist Steven Palmer, CEG, PHD supervises setup of the drill rig to begin a week of exploratory rock coring. 

The week of drilling went extremely well, with LEI Oregon and Western States Drilling meeting their goal of drilling two 150 feet depth borings, or 300 lineal feet of rock coring and sampling.   Well Done Team!!

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FEB
19

LEI Oregon's Pacific Valley Apartment Complex Project Breaks Ground

LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is pleased to announce that our Pacific Valley Apartment Complex project in Woodburn, Oregon, has broken ground!   This 500 unit apartment complex development started in early 2019 and will bring new high density residential housing to the City of Woodburn.

LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is the Civil Engineering and Land Surveying team member for a multi-disciplinary development team to develop this new residential housing development being completed with community input and deploying the latest in architectural and engineering practices.   The team lead for this development is Leeb Architects out of Portland Oregon.   Leeb leads the development team with innovation in high density residential development and with a focus on the highest quality architectural design. 

Working in close coordination with City of Woodburn Public Works Staff, LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon looks forward to completing the Engineering of this new and exciting development.

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FEB
05

Nestucca River Back Country Byway Structural Plate Arch Design

LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon completed the route surveying, hydraulic surveying, hydraulic analysis and design, structural analysis, and roadway design for a 39-foot structural plate arch over the Nestucca River, on the Nestucca River Back Country Byway, west of Yamhill Oregon.  

The existing structure at this crossing was a 10-foot span box culvert that was providing minimal to no fish passage. Due to site constraints, a bridge was not possible at this location.  LEI worked with the BLM Hydraulics Resource Specialist to determine the channel width that needed to be spanned by a structural plate arch drainage structure.  During this discussion and analysis, it was determined that not only should the structure span the 35'+ active channel width, but a 9-foot width low water channel should be included along the river thelweg to provide adequate depth for fish passage during low flow conditions.  It was also determined that the channel design through the structure should provide boulders and large woody debris to simulate the natural river channel.  

The developed design incorporated these hydraulic and stream geomorphology components to provide both an economically feasible and environmentally friendly crossing. 

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FEB
04

LEI Oregon Principal Jamie Van Agtmael Passes the NCEES Professional Land Surveyor Exam!

LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is excited to announce that President and Principal Jamie Van Agmael successfully passed the NCEES Professional Land Surveyor Exam, paving the way for Jamie to becoming licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Oregon.  Well done Jamie!  

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DEC
04

Timberline Hills Subdivision Phase 5 Public Meeting Completed

On December 3, 2019, LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon conducted a public meeting at McCornack Elementary School for Phase 5 of the Timberline Hills Subdivision Phase 5.  This final phase of this PUD project will involved development of 96 residential lots, construction of new public streets and utilities, extension of the existing trail systems, and establishment of several conservation areas.  

The Timberline Hill PUD project began in 2005 with the construction of Phase 1, 2, and 3.  Phase 4 of the PUD is currently under final permitting and is planned for construction in 2020.  Construction of Phase 5 is planned for the summer of 2021. 

Many local residence attended the public meeting where they were able to share their thoughts of the new development as well as express any concerns.  LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon looks forward to working with the City of Eugene Planning Department staff to finalize planning approval for this final phase and move the project into construction.

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NOV
25

LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon Awarded Marion County Recycling Center Expansion Project

LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is very excited to begin work on the Marion County Recycling Center Expansion Project near Brooks Oregon.  LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon 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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OCT
17

LEI Oregon Completes the Westside Presale Services Forest Health Project for USDA Forest Service

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 Engineering & Surveying of Oregon 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 USDA Forest Services ongoing effort to improve forest stand health and reduce forest fires.  LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon was happy to be a part of making this project a success for the Colville National Forest.

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NOV
15

LEI Oregon Forester Chris Hugget Gets Certified Arborist Credential

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.

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AUG
22

Lookout Pass Ski Resort Expansion Road Engineering Completed

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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MAY
02

We've won the 2018 Best of HomeAdvisor Award!!

HomeAdvisor has collected over 5 million ratings and reviews from actual homeowners that have used a service pro in our network. Ratings and Reviews are featured on a service pro's HomeAdvisor profile page.  LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon was selected as Oregon Best of HomeAdvisor Land Surveying firm!

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MAY
02

LEI Engineering & Surveying Of Oregon Proudly Supporting the Cascade Cougars Baseball Program of Turner Oregon

​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. 

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MAR
01

LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon Seeking a Forester for Full Time Hire

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.

Compensation:  $14-$20/hr.

To apply for this position, please email LEI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 503-399-3828.

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FEB
14

Proactive Road Maintenance Improves Water Quality While Maximizing ROI

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.

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FEB
01

LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon Awarded Elite Service Professional Award by HomeAdvisor

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.


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DEC
27

Premier Land Surveying in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon

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.

More information can be found by clicking on the following link: http://wp.leiengineering.com/properyline

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DEC
15

When Should A Land Owner Hire a Land Surveyor?

At LEI, we often receive phone calls and emails from land owners asking about doing property improvement in and around their property lines such as fences, out-buildings, roads, and other structures. In some instances a neighbor is either doing or has done some type of improvement near a property line. These land owners frequently are unsure how to proceed with improvements or are unsure how to address a neighbor who they feel has encroached on their property. 

Hiring a Licensed Land Surveyor to identify the location of property corners/monuments and property lines is often fairly inexpensive and can save the landowner significant liability. For example, accidentally cutting down even a few trees from a neighbors property can cost the land owner thousands of dollars in damages, because State Law imposes up to a triple penalty for this mistake. 

A Licensed Land Surveyor will research the public recorded documents, such as deeds and plats, to establish how the property line is legally described and determine the best approach to field locate this line. The Licensed Land Surveyor will then use specialized equipment, techniques and experience to efficiently identify the legally described property line in the field. This will include identifying survey monuments and other field evidence to establish the property line. 

One key point the land owner should keep in mind is that a fence does not always designate a property line. A catch phrase often used among the LEI land survey crews is "A fence is just a fence." 

LEI's Land Survey Staff will evaluate the location of fences, as they relate to the researched survey documents and field identified field evidence, and determine where the legally defined property line is located. 

Whether you are a large landowner or a typical homeowner, we at LEI stand ready to assist you with your project need. Our Land Survey Staff will be happy to answer any of your questions and we can work with you to develop the best approach to address your property line concerns at a cost that fits your specific budget.

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DEC
08

Visit LEI On Home Advisor

LEI Engineering & Surveying is now available as a certified professional on the popular Home Advisor network.   View LEI's Home Advisor profile at the following link:  

Lei Engineering & Surveying, LLC | Salem, OR 97302 - HomeAdvisor

Lei Engineering & Surveying, LLC | HomeAdvisor prescreened Architects & Engineers in Salem, OR.
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