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Oregon-based firm works to protect natural resources

In Oregon, natural resources are a part of who we are. The 2020 Labor Day Wildfires devastated some of our most precious areas, however, even in the wake of such destruction, community organizations and contractors across the state have stepped up to protect what remains and set up these areas for regeneration over time.

Oregon-based firm Mason, Bruce & Girard (MB&G) offers environmental and natural resource monitoring as part of the ash & debris cleanup efforts being managed by the state Debris Management Task Force. Specifically, MB&G is providing hazard tree assessments, erosion and sediment control oversight, and environmental compliance throughout each of the fire corridors as we plan for and complete hazard tree and ash & debris removal work.

“Our staff who support this project have dedicated their professional careers to Oregon’s natural resources” said Erin VanDeHey, Principal of MB&G’s environmental services group. “We work, recreate, and are raising our families here. MB&G is celebrating its 100th year as a Portland-based natural resource consulting firm and this project embodies the work that’s been important to us for the last century: natural resource and community stewardship.”

“This project is particularly important to us because of the devastating and long-term impacts to the natural resources which we are carefully reviewing as part of our assessments. We are honored to be part of the team helping the impacted communities and working to mitigate these devastating fires.”



Wildfire waste and debris removal

The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to remove hazardous waste, and ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible. The Oregon Departments of Transportation, Environmental Quality and Emergency Management are leading the effort, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistance.

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