MB&G Prepare to Attend the Annual ESRI Partner Conference | March 7-9, 2020 – Palm Springs, CA

MB&G Prepare to Attend the Annual ESRI Partner Conference | March 7-9, 2020 – Palm Springs, CA

Kerry Halligan, a senior geospatial specialist & application developer at Mason, Bruce & Girard. Jim Schriever and Kerry Halligan from Mason, Bruce & Girard will be attending the Annual ESRI Business Partner Conference March 7-9, 2020 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, CA. Immediately following the ESRI Partner Conference, is the Developer Summit where MB&G’s Kerry Halligan will be attending. If you wish to set up a time to talk with Jim or Kerry regarding strategic business partner initiates, please email below. Let’s...
MB&G to Attend the Annual River Restoration Symposium | February 4-6, 2020 – Stevenson, WA

MB&G to Attend the Annual River Restoration Symposium | February 4-6, 2020 – Stevenson, WA

Mason, Bruce & Girard (MB&G) staff are active members of River Restoration Northwest and looking forward to attending the 2020 River Restoration Symposium February 4 – 6, 2020 at the beautiful Skamania Lodge overlooking the Columbia River.  MB&G Director of Environmental Services, Erin VanDehey and other team members will be in attendance to share and learn about river restoration topics.  If you would like to contact MB&G regarding any environmental services, please click below.  Let’s...
MB&G environmental lead for APWA Transportation Award

MB&G environmental lead for APWA Transportation Award

American Public Works Association (APWA) Oregon Chapter Project of the Year Award for transportation in the $25-$75 Million category for delivery of the US101 @ OR6 (Tillamook) Section project in Tillamook, Oregon. Quincy Engineering, Inc. (QEI) led the project design team for this regionally-significant corridor improvement project on the northern Oregon coast. MB&G completed all natural resource studies and environmental permitting tasks for multiple local, state, and federal regulatory requirements triggered by the project as a subconsultant to QEI. MB&G also supported the project by completing environmental compliance inspections during and after construction to support permit and construction contract compliance. MB&G has a long history collaborating with ODOT and QEI on complex transportation projects throughout Oregon and values the opportunity to support this award winning...
MB&G Presented at the SOFOR GIS Conference | Dec 9, 2019 – Athens, GA

MB&G Presented at the SOFOR GIS Conference | Dec 9, 2019 – Athens, GA

Mason, Bruce & Girard attended the SOFOR GIS Conference December 9-10, 2019 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens, GA. MB&G’s Kerry Halligan presented A Modern GIS-based Solution for Timber Inventory and Management on Monday, December 9th, at 4:25-4:50 p.m. Click here for full conference information and to find out how to register for...
MB&G hosted Workshop at SAF 2019 – October 31 – November 3

MB&G hosted Workshop at SAF 2019 – October 31 – November 3

MB&G hosted a technology workshop at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday, October 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Modern GIS-based Solution for Timber Inventory and Management The workshop focused on how many foresters currently rely on outdated technologies like Windows Mobile devices and desktop software with limited GIS capabilities. In this workshop we presented our approach to a modern, efficient, scalable solution for timber inventory data collection and management and provided a clear roadmap that you can use within your organization to modernize your system. This workshop was free with conference registration. Click here to learn how to get involved for...
MB&G Acquires TerraSource Valuation, LLC

MB&G Acquires TerraSource Valuation, LLC

Mason, Bruce & Girard has acquired TerraSource Valuation, LLC, which adds offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Blacksburg, Virginia, expanding timberland appraisal and related forestry services to the eastern U.S. and international markets.   MBG Press Release Acquisition of...
MB&G’s Foresters Welcomed As Guest Speakers On Forestry Podcasts

MB&G’s Foresters Welcomed As Guest Speakers On Forestry Podcasts

  MB&G is proud to announce that Edie Dooley and Mike Delegan were invited onto two forestry podcast shows to share their stories on what it is like to be a Forester. Edie, one of our Avery Foresters, discusses the joys and challenges of being a female forester in a male dominated industry. You can listen to her speak on Talking Forest’s 32nd episode “Forestry Women Who Rock: Edie Dooley”. Mike, a member of our Medford Forest Management team, shares how he got into consulting, offers advice for young aspiring professionals looking to get into this field, and much more. You can listen to him speak on The Leadership Nature Podcast’s 113th episode “As a Forestry Consultant, Every Day Is Different”. Click the links below to listen now! Forestry Women Who Rock: Edie Dooley As a Forestry Consultant, Every Day Is Different: Mike...
More Progress on Award Winning, Full Turnkey Mitigation Project for ODOT

More Progress on Award Winning, Full Turnkey Mitigation Project for ODOT

Turnkey Mitigation for ODOT US 20: Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville  Project Update Representatives from multiple agencies visited the Big Elk Creek and Bull Creek Mitigation sites on April 17, 2018, to review completed project conditions and discuss overall project success. Attendees included representatives from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Oregon Department of Transportation, National Marine Fisheries Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Oregon Department of State Lands, and members of the MB&G-led consultant project team. The participants observed native plantings that have successfully established, weed control efforts, permanent erosion control measures, stream channel rehabilitation at Bull Creek, and wetland hydrology at Big Elk Creek. A highlight for the group was observing dozens of salmonid fry using the off-channel alcove at the Big Elk Creek site! This wetland was constructed specifically to provide off-channel fish habitat and is already being put to good use. To date, the Big Elk Creek and Bull Creek mitigation sites are trending to meet the ecological and mitigation goals and objectives established in 2015. This phase of the project is one of the biggest milestones that has been successfully accomplished thus far. Big Elk Creek Mitigation Site, January 18, 2018  See Related Posts on this Project  Turnkey Mitigation for ODOT US 20: Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville MB&G Receives Engineering Excellence Award from ACEC Oregon MB&G Receives Business Achievement Award from National Publication, Environmental Business Journal    ...
Peregrines: Bridge to Bluff – MB&G Gets Back to Nature

Peregrines: Bridge to Bluff – MB&G Gets Back to Nature

MB&G wildlife biologists have supported the peregrine falcon conservation effort for nearly two decades For over 17 years, MB&G wildlife biologists have surveyed peregrine falcons nesting and habitat near and on Portland’s bridges. In April 2018, MB&G’s team of scientists had the rare opportunity to survey these fascinating birds on the face of a cliff located in Clackamas County, Oregon.  Peregrine falcons represent a success story of species recovery. Peregrine populations were in steep decline during the mid-20th century, largely due to the extensive use of the insecticide DDT. In 1973, peregrine falcons were listed as Endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act and later listed as Threatened under the Oregon Endangered Species Act.  A regional recovery program was initiated to assist cooperating agencies in the site-specific management of the few remaining peregrine falcons. The Audubon Society of Portland has recounted that by 1975 there were only two nesting pairs of peregrine falcons in California and none in Oregon or Washington. Because of a long recovery effort, peregrine falcons are becoming a more common occurrence in the Pacific Northwest. They are reestablishing their natural nesting sites and also inhabit Portland’s bridges. Peregrines were de-listed from the Federal Endangered Species List in 1999 and the Oregon Endangered Species List in 2007. Today there are more than 160 nesting sites in Oregon. Although peregrine is no longer a listed species, ongoing monitoring activities help to track their recovery and can assist in early detection of potential environmental conditions that might threaten the current population. MB&G wildlife biologists have supported the peregrine falcon conservation effort for nearly two decades and emerged with unsurpassed expertise in surveying...