Industry News

Richard Whitman appointed Oregon DEQ director.

[2/16/17] Richard Whitman is the new director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Whitman has been serving as acting director since Oct. 15, 2016. The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission picked Whitman Tuesday following a nationwide search. Whitman was director of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development from 2008 to 2011.  more

DEQ awards Portland Parks & Recreation $55,199 in Columbia Slough Habitat Improvement Funds.

[2/06/17] The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality awarded Portland Parks & Recreation $55,199 for habitat improvements in the Columbia Slough Watershed in North Portland. Portland Parks & Recreation will perform a comprehensive restoration at Whitaker Ponds Nature Park. Whitaker Ponds Nature Park extends over approximately 24 acres near NE 47th Ave., encompassing West and East Whitaker Ponds and the southern bank of the Whitaker Slough, a tributary of the Columbia Slough. The ponds provide important native turtle habitat along with excellent turtle viewing opportunities. DEQ funds will be used to remove invasive terrestrial and aquatic plants, diversify understory vegetation, stabilize Slough banks and convert a small grass field to a native cottonwood/ash forest. The work includes two years of active invasive treatment and planting of approximately 4,000 trees and shrubs, followed by three years of vegetation maintenance.   more

Port Gamble Toxicology Team Joins EcoAnalysts.

[1/26/17] We are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2017 an aquatic ecotoxicology laboratory and staff in Port Gamble, Washington has joined EcoAnalysts, Inc. (Moscow, Idaho). The scientists were formerly part of Ramboll Environ (Arlington, Virginia). This partnership augments EcoAnalysts’ capabilities, and offers clients a distinct combination of aquatic testing laboratory services, field investigation services, ecological risk assessment, and consulting services. The Port Gamble laboratory and ecotoxicology experts have a successful history of addressing technical, regulatory and legal challenges facing clients in the port and commercial maritime, oil and gas, fisheries, mining and legal sectors. The combination of ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment is highly complementary to EcoAnalysts’ service offering. FULL PRESS RELEASE: http://www.ecoanalysts.com/2017/01/19/press-release-port-gamble-lab/  more