Comparison of stream buffers that are mandated by various jurisdictions in NW Oregon and SW Washington.
Review of the stream buffers in the Pleasant Valley Plan District Plan (PVPDP), with analysis of the “best available science” used to justify the buffers, and comparison of the PVPDP to similar ordinances of other jurisdictions.
Review of proposed critical areas ordinance under consideration by the city of Washougal ( Large File – 17MB).
Haven Estates was developed into 54 lot subdivisions from a 16.1 acre parcel in Portland, Oregon. The site is located on the north face of Mt. Scott, in an old second growth with mixed hardwood and conifer forest. It generally had very steep slopes, with three intermittent streams traversing the property. ETC inspected the site […]
The subject property on 8.16 acres of land was being considered for residential development in Gresham, Oregon. The site is located at the north end of SE Williams Drive. ETC was hired to investigate the area and determine whether any wetlands were present. A small un-named tributary of Kelly Creek flows across the southwest corner […]
This project site was developed into 81+ lot subdivisions from an 18.63 acre parcel in Oregon City, Oregon. The site was generally an old field upland community that slopes toward Caufield Creek. A low area containing a remnant stream channel, emergent wetlands, and springs feed into Caufield Creek located along the north property line. etc […]