Lookout Pass Ski Resort Expansion Road Engineering - Wallace, Idaho

lookout-pass-ski-resort-expansionLEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon worked as the forestry and engineering lead as part of an inter-disciplinary team to expand the Lookout Pass Ski Resort to nearly double the amount of skiable terrain and ski runs.  The land that the Lookout Pass Ski Resort is located on is US Forest Service land leased to the resort owner.  Since this land is federally owned, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was required to address requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. 
 
For the EIS phase of the project, LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon located several potential new road alignments to provide access for construction of new ski lift towers and logging of new ski runs for analysis in the EIS.  LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon performed a forest fire risk analysis and developed prescriptions for logging of ski runs.
 
In December of 2016, the Final Environmental Impact Statement was approved by the US Forest Service allowing the resort owner to begin construction.  During the summer of 2018, LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon performed route surveys for proposed new road alignments for use in road design.  LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon then performed low volume road design of these routes following US Forest Service standards and guidelines.  
 
During the early fall of 2018, construction of the new access roads began and logging of new ski runs was done.  
 
In 2019, new ski lifts were installed on the mountain and construction of the new ski runs and access road continued. 

Westside Presale Services Forest Health Project - Republic, Washington

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LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon completed the presale services for 31 units selected for treatment to reduce fire risk and to address pest damage for the USFS in Republic, Washington.  These services included unit layout, unit boundary flagging, unit GPS mapping, development of logging systems worksheets with maps, and boundary painting.  The timeline of this contract was meant to span two seasons: 2019 and 2020.  After work on the contract began, there was a desire by the Forest Service technical staff to complete the contract sooner if possible.  To address this desire, LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon accelerated the work plan for project work and completed all work in fall of 2019, one complete field season ahead of schedule.  This allowed the Forest Service flexibility to potentially put the units out for public auction in spring of 2020.

Through the life of the project, LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon worked closely with Republic District staff to ensure that work completed by LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon met Forest Service objectives and that any changes needed were quickly addressed.  This included the LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon project manager meeting with the COR at the District Office, or in the field, 2-3 times per week while field activities were underway.  LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon also provided the COR with a weekly work deployment schedule showing where LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon field personnel would be working and objectives for the week.  This gave the COR ample time and flexibility to schedule inspections and to provide input to LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon staff as work was being performed.  

LEI Engineering & Surveying of Oregon is excited to been a part of this project to improve the health of our national forests and reduce the risk of forest fire.

 

Low Volume Road Design Training - The Campbell Group

cambell-group-road-design-trainingLEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon provided Low Volume Road Design training use Softree RoadEng to The Campbell Group engineers and foresters.

Softree RoadEng is the Forest Industry standard in road design software. LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon has been using this software platform in its practice as professional logging engineers since 1997, completing the design of hundreds of miles of new low volume roads.

Through this extensive use of Softree RoadEng for to complete low volume road design projects, LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon has developed an approach to design that works effectively and efficiently for logging road construction. LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon has documented this approach in a training manual and accompanying DVD.

This training material has been perfected over the last 10 years and provides excellent prescriptive practices that foresters and logging engineers can quickly learn and deploy to properly address their logging road design needs.

LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon was proud to be able to present the most updated version of LEI Oregon’s training material based on Version 8 of Softree RoadEng to The Campbell Group staff.

USDI Bureau of Land Management 5-Year Contract

Parker CreekLEI held a five-year, $5 million, A/E IDIQ contract with the USDI Bureau of Land Management through 2018 that was administered out of Portland, Oregon. LEI was the team lead for a five-firm multi-disciplinary team to complete a wide range of A/E projects that include architectural, design, land survey, condition assessment, construction administration and NEPA. A selection of task orders assigned LEI are as follows:
 
Coleman Creek Bridge Design: LEI completed the survey, design, and preliminary construction administration for the replacement design of a 12-foot dia culvert with a 60-foot span concrete bridge: Topographic survey, hydraulic analysis, structural design, civil design, construction document preparation, schedule of items and engineers estimate.
 
Bear Camp Road(Galice) EFRO Slide Repairs: LEI completed the survey, design, and construction administration of nine segments of the Bear Camp Forest Highway damaged by landslides. Funding for slide damage was through Western Federal Lands Highway Department EFRO funds: Topographic survey, geotechnical investigation and analysis, civil design, construction documents, engineers estimate, schedule of items and specifications.
 
Molalla/Quartzville Road Hazard Assessment:  LEI completed road hazard assessment on two forest highways approximately 40 miles in length: Centerline traverse survey, assessment of clear zone violations, determination of need for guard rails, design speed analysis and assessment of other safety features designated by AASTHO.
 
LEI also completed Marmot Dam existing bridge load rating and site condition assessment: Conditions assessment of the Marmot Dam recreation site for future development, load rating and re-decking assessment of large steel pedestrian bridge, analysis of existing shotcrete wall, topographic survey of planned new recreation site, preliminary assessment of vehicle traffic patterns and parking.

Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Development Company Rural Land Development

Weyredco Beaver HillLEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon performed as the land surveyor and engineer for Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Development Company (Weyredco) in the planning and design of multiple parcels to convert these parcels for forest operations lands to residential developments.

LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon worked closely with the Weyredco land use planner to identify residential development opportunities in rural lands and forest lands. This included subdivisions, partitions, and lot line adjustments. In some instances, a forest reserve was required to meet zoning and land use requirements for parcels. LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon worked with the land use planner to develop the forest serve and incorporate requirement for the reserve into the long term development plan.

Land survey work included boundary surveying, topographic surveying, route surveying, construction staking, and development of legal descriptions. LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon performed multiple types of engineering services including traditional civil site design to design planned homesites, low volume road engineering, utility design, stormwater design, and access design to public roadways.

LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon also performed forestry services including inventory, forest reserve preparation, and logging systems analysis.

Weyerhaeuser Forest Engineering

Weyco FELEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon has been performing a wide range of forestry and forest engineering services for Weyerhaeuser since the 1980s.  This has included logging unit and road layout at multiple locations throughout Northwestern Oregon, including location of RMA and leave tree buffers. Provided GIS and hard copy maps of work performed. In some instances proposed road locations where surveyed and designed using the Softree RoadEng forest road design platform and design output provided to client.  

LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon has also completed extensive existing road condition assessment, inventory, and survey.  These data have been compiled into stand alone databases and databases linked to Weyerhaeuser corporate GIS.

LEI Engineering and Surveying of Oregon staff worked closely with the Weyerhaeuser project administrator to ensure that land owner objectives were being met and data and work product met the needs for subsequent harvest activities.