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Nestucca Bay


HAI conducted a Phase I ESA for a lush hundred-acre property located at the confluence of the Nestucca and Little Nestucca Rivers.  Used as a religious retreat from the 1930s through 2010, it had lately been unused and was available for purchase.  The Nature Conservancy was considering acquisition of the property, and requested a Phase I ESA from HAI as a component of their due diligence.  Our experience with similar large properties for clients such as Western Rivers Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service meant that we were ready for the challenges and special considerations associated with a project like this one that included difficult access and multiple structures.  After reviewing many resources, conducting interviews, and a thorough site inspection, our Phase I ESA did not reveal evidence of Recognized Environmental Conditions at the property.

The Nature Conservancy, armed with the confidence of a quality Phase I ESA, proceeded to purchase the property, and to transfer it to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Nestucca Bay Wildlife Refuge.  This gorgeous property, which includes several types of wildlife habitat, now belongs to the public.

As a focused regional firm, we provide a personal approach, along with attention to detail, consistent high-quality work, and continuity of staff and services, including Phase I and II ESAs, Remedial Investigations, and Brownfield Redevelopment. The solutions we provide for our clients are formulated to promote responsible stewardship of the environment.