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Natural Resource and Environmental Professionals Managing Wildland, Urban & Community Ecosystems.

Peninsula Environmental Group Inc. is small environmental services and design company based in Port Angeles Washington, with satellite offices in Port Townsend, Olympia and Eugene. Our backgrounds, experience and education are scattered throughout the Country, from Rhode Island and New York to San Diego and Florida, but we’ve all found passion in the Pacific Northwest environment.

We provide scientific expertise, consulting and design services to a wide variety of clients across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, including private homeowners & landowners, private and commercial developers, builders, engineers, local and state governments, public agencies, tribes, institutional facilities, and other professional contractors, experts and consultants.

Meet Our Team



John Bornsworth, owner of Peninsula Environmental Group, provides leadership and strategy to an interdisciplinary team of practitioners and scientists. John works to develop goal orientated solutions to complex environmental issues within our communities. With an integrated, holistic approach urban plant ecology and green space management, he brings new perspectives to community forestry, green infrastructure and urban design. His sectors of experience are community forestry, tree diagnostics, plant ecology, permaculture design, and vegetation management.



Micki is an urban forestry and natural resource consultant focused on helping communities realize the maximum potential from their urban trees and natural spaces through planning and program development. She is an International Society of Arborists Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist, and is certified in Wetland Science and Management through the University of Washington.



Over 15 years’ experience working as a field biologist with environmental consulting companies, construction and land management companies, universities and government agencies including U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey. Expertise in ornithology and botany.



Aaron is an experienced farmer and land manager, having returned to the North Olympic after years in central Washington raising crops while managing limited aquatic resources. Aaron facilitates permaculture and regenerative concepts in his habitat and environmental restoration practices. He is a member of the American Irrigation Association and manages large and small scale water capturing, retention/detention and irrigation systems.



Erica has over 10 years experience in administration, office management and finance.  Erica has worked in a variety of demanding and fast paced offices from Washington to Alaska including medical centers and tour services.  She facilitates communication between staff, contractors and clients.



Cassidy Grattan’s 20 years of diverse wildlife experience is key to our biological consulting and habitat resource assessment. He has surveyed for endangered species in California & Washington.



Courtney spent five years working in the fields of salmon and orca recovery, botany, and wetland ecology in both Southeast Alaska, and Western Washington prior to becoming a Certified Arborist and tree risk assessor. She now works part time with the North Olympic Land Trust as their Land Manager and part time with Peninsula Environmental. Courtney assists in conducting field surveys, tree & plant inventories and designing restoration plans. She is a Certified Arborist and a Qualified Tree Risk Assessor through the International Society of Arboriculture and the U.S. Forest Service.



Käerlek “Charlie” Jänislampi is a professional forester with extensive timber cruising and timber management experience. Käerlek studied and worked in forest management in Oregon and Montana before coming to Washington in 2015.

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Joshua Chenoweth has worked in vegetation management for over 20 years, including 17 years as a botanist for Olympic National Park. In 2007, he received his M.S. in Ecological Restoration from the University of Washington. He has a comprehensive understanding of forest and riparian ecology, invasive species management, plant propagation and installation, vegetation monitoring, vegetation mapping and adaptive management.



Dr. Catharine Copass has a B.S. and M.Sci in Earth Systems from Stanford University and a Ph. D. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where she integrated field studies with ecological modeling to track carbon in arctic ecosystems. Since 2005, Catharine has worked as an ecologist for the National Park Service, coordinating a variety of ecological inventory and monitoring projects across the PNW. She brings skills in research design, ecological statistics, vegetation classification, mapping, GIS and remote sensing to the team.



Kyle received his M.S. in Plant, Environmental and Soil Science from Louisiana State University in 2012. Since that time, he has been working as a consultant with homeowners and commercial farmers, helping to them to solve whatever horticultural challenges their situation may bring. He brings a seasoned eye and strong analytical background to helping PEG clients with their individual projects.



Josh Dallen owns and operates Arbor’s Edge, a full-service tree company serving the north Olympic Peninsula. Arbor’s Edge offers a complete range of tree services to meet the diverse needs of customers, their trees, and the environments they inhabit. Licensed, bonded and insured, and work in accordance with modern standards set by the International Society of Arboriculture and the American National Standards Institute.



CEO of The Remediators Incorporated, Howard brings over two decades of experience in bioremediation and restoration ecology. The Remediators are known for their contribution to the field of mycoremediation as early commercializers of the technology. The Remediators has continued to develop and expand the potential in the bioremediation industry with the creation of the Integrated Biological Approach which combines the use of mushrooms, microbes, and plants within custom tailored systems to meet a variety of remediation and restoration challenges.

What We Do

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We offer science-based ecosystem management of urban and wild trees, forests, wetlands, shorelines and rivers. Our holistic approach to ecosystem management incorporates traditional practices of environmental and ecological management, with the inclusion of urban and community development and sustainable design. Our team is consistently working to improve the quality of tree care, ecological restoration, wetland and shoreline management and forestry through education, science and practice.

How Can We Help?

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We provide expert guidance in all stages of ecosystem, land, and tree management: from feasibility and planning, to execution and development to long-term care and maintenance.

Our scientific investigations and reporting is rigorous, informative, reliable and meets regulatory requirements for your jurisdiction. We write arborist reports, wetland delineations, site-specific impact assessments, shoreline variances, and forestry planning. We can assist you in planning your urban forest, your residential forest, or your environmental mitigation site.

Where Do We Service

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We are based in Port Angeles within the Northern Olympic region of Western Washington. Our experience ranges the west coast, from Southern California the Pacific Northwest. We provide tree care, ecological restoration and sustainable landscaping services to most of western Washington, including Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston, Island, Pierce, Grays, Pacific, Snohomish counties. Our professional consulting services are licensed and insured in Washington, Oregon, California and Michigan. We also provide consulting services to Victoria in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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