Sponsored by the North Coast Association of Environmental Professionals and the American Planning Association, Ethan "Red Eagle" Lawton, Tribal Liaison at SHN, will be presenting on Tribal Cultural Resource Mitigations. The primary purpose is to provide non-tribal entities a better understanding of the purpose and outcome of tribal consultation, a brief comparison of SB18 and AB 52, determining a Tribal Cultural Resources (TCR's), establishing a threshold of significance, and the importance of collaborating with tribal representatives. This presentation will briefly cover Cultural Resources, definition and examples of TCR's, and TCR best practices. Q&A will follow the presentation. Register in advance for this webinar at this link here.
SHN is continuing to assist the Humboldt Bay Harbor District as it positions to become a full-service facility that supports offshore wind development. At the 70-acre Redwood Marine Terminal II site, SHN provided preliminary geotechnical investigations, a ground improvements analysis, foundation studies, an environmental data gaps analysis and work plan, a landfill gas investigation, topographical surveys, and a demolition and disposal plan. Our drone pilots flew several times during the pre-project planning assessment activities. Our environmental compliance work on the site began in 1997 and remediation by in-situ chemical oxidation continues today. In 2015, SHN began conducting an analysis for the pulp mill infrastructure, including the outfall and intake pipes, docks, discharge, and natural resources.
SHN will send staff representing biology, planning, engineering, materials testing, and surveying to Cal Poly Humboldt's Career Expo, live and in person, on February 16, 2023. Students of environmental and civil engineering, environmental sciences, geology, planning, and surveying should stop by the SHN table to pick up information in careers in those disciplines. To save paper and limit waste, here is an electronic brochure that describes SHN; it shows what we do and who we are. Hope to see you there! (Engineering students: we anticipate 25+ companies and agencies recruiting!)
A career is an individual’s journey of learning and work, and whether SHN is a quick side-trip or a long and rewarding segment depends on the similarities of our future paths. SHN’s path is one that values enhancing our communities and creating a rewarding environment for employees and shareholders. We value team work, life-long learning, and family, health and work balance.
SHN’s redesign of the sewer system eliminated overflows to Martin Slough, saved the City and taxpayers $2.8 million in construction costs, and decreased future energy use by eliminating 13 pumping stations.
SHN geologists investigated a known fault system to determine potential seismic hazards to the dam. Trenchscan technology was used to record images that were later digitally merged to create a single image of the entire trenched area.
Beginning in 2012, SHN’s Biologist of Record managed a crew of 30 biologists that identified nesting locations of birds, prepared and implemented salmonid relocation and dewatering plans, conducted Northern Spotted Owl surveys, and prepared daily and quarterly reports documenting the interactions between construction activities and regulated biological resources.
Since 1995, SHN has performed environmental site investigation, hydrology studies, surveys, permitting, remediation design, and infrastructure evaluation and repair designs at 46 sites for CAL FIRE, the California state agency for real estate services (DGS-RESD), and the Division of the State Architect.
With Ann Baker Landscape Architecture, SHN assisted in the design of the Museum’s new outdoor nature education facility, incorporating stormwater wetlands and bioretention areas, and encouraging groundwater recharge with infiltration trenches and permeable pavements.
SHN’s field and laboratory efforts were observed and approved by inspectors from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), the agency that ensures safe healthcare facilities.
“The Peninsula Light Company and its members will continue to benefit from your efforts long into the future due to the project’s sustainability. On my part, I would like to express my congratulation and gratitude for the professionalism, effort, and persistence you exhibited during the execution of this challenging HDD project. I would be proud to work alongside any of your crew members and staff that brought success to this project.”
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