LEI Oregon's survey crews are getting a jump on fire season by starting full force on our 2021 National Forest Boundary Surveying project in the Willamette National Forest. With the late snow this year in the cascade range, it has been challenging the access the jobsite in the Santiam Drainage. This last week, the roads and access has opened up so LEI crews are started in full force for this project. We look forward to a successful and productive file season.
Survey Crew Chief Chris Huggett trains Survey Technician Kane Nixon in the use of the Trimble S7 Robotic Total Station for off-site development improvements in the City of Woodburn, Oregon. LEI Oregon makes it a priority to train and cross train all staff to perform an wide array of tasks and function. At LEI Oregon, we take mentorship very seriously because passing knowledge and wisdom from experienced staff to less experienced staff is essential to the professional growth of the next generation of surveyors and engineers.
Forgive our dust for the next several weeks as we work to expand our office to better service our clients. We are happy to be adding significantly more office space and a new warehouse and equipment bay. LEI Oregon is excited for this new expansion and the additional resources it will bring the company
For those who visit our office, please know that there may be some disruptions to standard client interactions and access. We thank you for your patience ahead of time!
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is happy to announce that Chris Fogerson, P.E., is now an owner! Chris has been with LEI Oregon, previously LEI Engineering & Surveying, since 2011. He has been at the core of LEI Oregon's land surveying and civil engineering team. Just this year Chris was licensed in Oregon as a Professional Engineering and he also recently passed the national professional land surveying exam. Owners Jamie Van Agtmael and Greg Zartman are excited to have Chris as a partner at LEI Oregon and look forward to what the future brings.
Many home/land owners in Oregon have lots and parcels that can legally be subdivided or partitioned into multiple new lots that can be sold at values that are at historic highs. At LEI Oregon, we see dozens of owners capitalizing on their valuable land holdings to convert this land into multiple sellable lots. You don't need to have a large tract of land to take advantage of partitioning and subdividing. We often see land owners with small to medium parcels and lots converting these lands into lots that are very sought after in todays housing market.
Call or email LEI Oregon today for a free assessment of your property for partitioning and/or subdividing and consultation. Our land use and land surveying professionals stand ready to provide you with practical and cost effective options to help you maximize the best and highest return on your land assets. At LEI Oregon, we pride ourselves in giving our clients honest and practical solutions that allow them to realize the potential and value of their land assets.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is pleased to announce that LEI Oregon President Jamie Van Agtmael is now licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is happy to announce that Lead Designer Chris Fogerson is now an Oregon Licensed Professional Engineer.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is excited to announce that Lead Designer Chris Fogerson has successfully passed the NCEES Professional Land Surveyor Exam, paving the way for Chris to becoming licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Oregon. Well done Chris! LEI Oregon looks forward to having another licensed PLS on our staff of highly skilled professionals. This makes Chris the first dual licensed professional in LEI Oregon history!
Building pad foundation preparation for LEI Oregon's Pacific Valley Apartment Complex Development. This new multi-family apartment development in Woodburn Oregon entered full construction this week. Construction progress has been very good through rough grading, even despite the recent adverse weather. Soon construction of the on-site utilities will commence.
LEI Oregon is pleased to report that our Marion County Recycling Center expansion project is proceeding at a great pace, with the framing for the new structure almost entirely erected. The majority of the site grading has been completed and the new stormwater detention facility was completed and is functioning very well.
We will continue to report updates to this exciting project as construction enters the final phase this late winter and early spring.
LEI Oregon Survey Crew Chief Chris Hugget performing construction staking for the building crews and the expansion facility project. Even with the cold and wet days, Chris is reporting very good production and results.
As 2020 is coming to a close, LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is reflecting back on the challenges and successes of 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic and the devastating Oregon wildfires have certainly been very challenging for Oregonians. Through this challenging time, LEI Oregon has done what we are good at: Adapting and pivoting to continue to service our very valuable clients with high quality professional services with a focus on client satisfaction. Despite the challenges of 2020, LEI Oregon continued to succeed and grow on both our Civil Engineering/Land Surveying side and also our Forestry/Forest Engineering side. As we look back on 2020, we are pleased at the successes we have achieved as a company including breaking ground on several new Civil Engineering projects, completing over 8 miles of National Forest boundary surveying and marking, completing two forest restoration and forest fire reduction projects, and dozens of land survey projects.
Building off this success and momentum from 2020, LEI Oregon looks forward to 2021 and the opportunities this New Year will bring!
As a reminder, LEI Oregon's office will be closed from December 21, 2020 - January 4, 2021 for the Christmas and New Year Holidays. Happy Holidays and we will see you all in 2021!
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon (LEI Oregon) is pleased to announce that LEI Oregon Lead Designer Chris Fogerson has successfully passed the Professional NCEES Civil Engineering Exam, paving the way for Chris to obtain his Oregon Professional Engineer License. Great job Chris!
LEI Oregon looks forward to adding another registered professional to our ranks.
The entire LEI Oregon crew made an "all hands on deck" final push to finish off the 2020 field season for our QMS National Forest Boundary survey and marking project in the Oregon Cascade Range. The 2020 field season was an overwhelming success with the LEI Oregon survey crew surveying and marking over 8 miles of National Forest Boundary line in the very steep Quartzville Creek and Upper Santiam River basins.
With the Oregon winter quickly setting in in the Oregon Cascade Range, LEI Oregon made a final push to finish off our 2020 quota and to round out the season. The snow came quickly at these elevations, which made for some cold and wet days, but we successfully achieved our objective.
LEI Oregon President Jamie Van Agtmael performing corner maintenance where he found a unique and "old school" bearing tree.
LEI Oregon Lead Designer Chris Forgerson gets out of the office to help with the final push to finish the 2020 QMS field season.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon (LEI Oregon) has successfully deployed the ESRI Collector platform on Apple iPAD and smartphones for remote field data collection. This unique and new mobile data collection platform uses GPS to establish positioning on existing maps and GIS features. Data is collected into a pre-defined database with fields and attributes designated to quantify and qualify the field features being observed and surveyed. The ESRI Collector platform maintains real time connection to a centralized cloud data server so that all data is centrally stored and synchronized across all devices.
Over the last two season, LEI Oregon has inventories thousands of road stream crossings in the western Oregon cost range to assess condition, maintenance need, need for replacement, and upgrade to fish stream crossings to meet fish passage requirements. The ESRI Collector platform allows for efficient data collection by field crews with nightly synchronization of data to a centralized repository server.
During the 2020 field season, LEI Oregon expanded its use of the Collector application to LEI Oregon's USDA Forest Service projects related to National Forest assessment and analysis for treatment to reduce forest fire risk. The Collector application allowed for very efficient real time data capture for data previously collected using mostly manual methods.
LEI Oregon looks forward to expanding its use of the Collector platform on mobile devices to increase field efficiency and quality of data being collected for our clients.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon (LEI Oregon) is pleased to announce that it has completed a 7-month project on the Umpqua National Forest to perform the engineering and forestry components of an environmental analysis to reduce forest fire risk and improve national forest health. LEI Oregon worked collaboratively with Umpqua National Forest resource specialists to develop and field verified a logging systems and transportation analysis (LSTA) for all acres in the study area, assess the existing road system, perform common stand exam (CSE) plots, and perform forest fuels surveys.
Following the field effort, LEI Oregon performed a comprehensive analysis of the logging system, forestry, and road system data to develop documents for inclusion in the environmental analysis. This included developing detailed timber economics for the project to evaluation the viability of project from a financial perspective.
The project was an overwhelming success with LEI Oregon receiving comments from the agency during the final presentation of:
"Thanks for all of your great work"
"Job well done!"
LEI Oregon is happy to have been a part of this exciting project to improve our National Forests and reduce the risk of forest fires.
In the Summer and Fall of 2020, LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon (LEI Oregon) completed the engineering and forestry analysis for a environmental analysis effort to perform fuels reduction on 7,000 acres of Fremont-Winema National Forest lands to minimize forest fire risk. This included developing an integrated logging systems and transportation analysis (LSTA) for all acres within the planning area, assessment of 70 miles of existing forest roads, assessment of stand density and volume, and assessment of forest fuels loading. LEI Oregon field verified the LSTA using the ESRI ArcGIS Collector field software package to record field specific design elements.
Following field verification, LEI Oregon performed a comprehensive analysis of the LSTA, forestry and fuels data, and existing roads assessment to develop a treatment analysis report to assist the environmental team in advancing the project to final implementation. This will allow the Fremont-Winema National Forest to treat stands subjectable to forest fire and to improve forest stand health. LEI Oregon was pleased to be a part of this project to improve our national forests.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon deployed a new green stormwater treatment solution at the Marion County Recycling Center Expansion Project. We utilized the Smart Ditch system to intercept stormwater in a much more green fashion than traditional catch basins and pipping. We also over designed the system beyond Marion County requirements to treat stormwater with vegetated swales to go beyond the requirements and treat stormwater further to improve water quality at minimal cost increase to the land owner.
LEI Oregon has a commitment to the best and practical engineering solutions for our clients that also meets natural resources concerns and requirements.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is pleased to announce that our Stacy Allison Apartment Complex project in Woodburn, Oregon, has broken ground! This 586 unit apartment complex development started in late 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.
LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon's (LEI Oregon) QMS Cadastral Survey project for the US Forest Service Region 6 is proceeding ahead of schedule. LEI Oregon has been working in the Cascade Range, both in the Quartzville Creek and Santiam River basins over the summer and this fall to survey and mark many miles of National Forest Property lines.
Even with the very difficult fire season this year, LEI Oregon has maintained production and continues to perform to the highest standards for the Forest Service. LEI Oregon has completed over 10 miles of National Forest Boundary marking out of 13 miles to be completed.
Survey Technicians James VanAgtmael and Gerardo Maldanado perform line maintence and marking in the steep terrain of the Quartzville Creek basin.
Survey Technician Gerardo Maldonado sets National Forest line signs to delineate the location of the National Forest boundary.
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.