July 12, 2001
A Special Section of

Environmental Survey


"Pesticide-free parks teach new lessons,"
By Tracy Dieckhoner, City of Seattle

"Frequently asked ESA questions,"
By Joseph Brogan, Foster Pepper & Shefelman

"Muddy waters: The new 4(d) salmon rule ,"
By Sam Casne, Shannon & Wilson

"Global climate change starts at home ,"
By Paul Schell, Mayor of Seattle

"At EPA, next 4 years won’t be boring ,"
By Ross Macfarlane,Preston Gates & Ellis

"'House calls' help firms to conserve,"
By Matt Fikejs, Business and Industry Resource Venture

"Seattle goes climate neutral,"
By Robert Wilkinson, Rocky Mountain Institute

"Tiny town recycles Goliath proportions,"
By Amy L. Wallace, Whitman County Public Works

"MTCA revisions take effect Aug. 15,"
By Caitlin Cormier, Department of Ecology

"Environmental education: Knowing what’s in your backyard,"
By Beverly Isenson, Governor’s Council on Environmental Education

"Helping environmental groups to get wired,"
By Brad Broberg, Special to the Journal

"Construction faces new foe: toxic mold,"
By Jany K. Jacob, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker

"Water metering: the debate trickles on,"
By Joe Mentor Jr., Mentor Law Group

"Tree investment brings cities many happy returns,"
By Kathleen L. Wolf, University of Washington

"From wood preservation to site remediation — the Cascade Pole cleanup," By Larry Beard and Diana Badowski, Landau Associates

"New rules for birds, bogs and bulldozers,"
By Katie L. Walter, Shannon & Wilson

"Isolated wetlands ruling creates confusion,"
By Gordon White, Department of Ecology

"Environmental metamorphosis on the Duwamish,"
By Christine Nack and Tanja Wilcox, J.A. Brennan Associates

"Mitigation banks balance habitat, development,"
By Susan Kemp, Hart Crowser

"Knitting a trail of green,"
By Curt Warber, Parametrix

"Stormwater problems? Put a LID on it,"
By Bruce Wulkan, Puget Sound Quality Action Team

"More brownfield incentives in the pipeline,"
By Jonathan R. Flora, Short Cressman & Burgess

"SEPA document trends since GMA and regulatory reform,"
By Vicki Morris, Vicki Morris Consulting Services

"Studies sniff out Tacoma smelter plume,"
By Curt Hart and Sandy Howard, Department of Ecology

Featured Stories...

Dams vs. fish? Mediate it!
Last month, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced a mediated agreement to resolve disputes in the relicensing of PacifiCorp’s North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project. He signed the settlement agreement because it will “protect the North Umpqua River and its prized salmon and steelhead while maintaining a valuable source of low-cost hydroelectric generation that this region badly needs right now.” Click here to read more.

Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center
Building a greener future on Bainbridge
The Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center will provide outdoor, hands-on science- and humanities-based education programs to students, teachers and families. Click here to read more.

solar panel
Power users, producers turn toward the sun
Two billion people worldwide have no electricity, all of them living far beyond national power grids. Solar electricity is already the cheapest, quickest way to bring power to any home more than half a mile from conventional utilities. Solar will deliver power to these poorest people the most economically and with the least impact.
Click here to read more.

Bamboo’s popularity shoots up
Bamboo, commonly used for buildings, scaffolding, gardens and even decorative baskets in many Asian countries, is now providing an uncommon flooring for offices and homes in America, offering an environmentally friendly option to traditional hardwoods. Click here to read more.

Shedding light into the permit ‘black hole’
In-water and over-water construction can interfere with habitat critical to juvenile salmonid development. Biological assessments evaluate potential impacts and outline mitigation required in order for construction to proceed.
Click here to read more.

Pin Foundation
New Pin Foundation minimizes site impacts
There’s more than one way to make a house foundation, Rick Gagliano discovered when he created and patented an approach that particularly appeals to “green builders” who want to protect and preserve a site’s environment.
Click here to read more.

Fish bone bridge
Bringing a city stream back to life
The stream rehabilitation for the Longfellow Creek Yancy Street project is an integrated planning and design project on about six acres of city-owned land between Yancy Street and Genesee Street.
Click here to read more.

Bear Creek
Bear Creek roars again
Stream bioengineering was used to relocate, reshape and restore the previously neglected Bear Creek. Restoring the creek took four years of planning between numerous public agencies and private parties.
Click here to read more.

UW Bothell
UW Bothell --
wetland lesson in the making

In July 1998, Mortenson began construction of a new joint university campus and community college campus in Bothell. Of the 127 acres allotted for new construction, 58 acres were designated for wetland creation and enhancement. This is one of the largest wetland restorations ever undertaken in the Pacific Northwest. Click here to read more.

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