History of Environmental Policy in Washington State

Washington state has a long and complex history when it comes to environmental policy. Over the years, the state has been home to some of the most significant environmental battles in the country, as well as some of the most innovative solutions to environmental challenges. In this blog, we will.....Read More

February 18, 2023

What is Private Utility Locating?

Underground utility locating is the process of locating and identifying underground utility lines and other infrastructure. This practice is used by a variety of industries, including construction, engineering, and telecommunications, to minimize the risk of damage to critical utility lines and reduce the cost and time associated with repairing any.....Read More

January 8, 2023

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sustainable Business Practices

Business owners have a responsibility to protect people and the planet. If you’re thinking of starting a business, embracing sustainable practices is not a matter of politics or public opinion. It’s just the right thing to do. That said, eco-friendly business practices can increase the profitability of your business by.....Read More

November 26, 2022

What is Ground Penetrating Radar?

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a non-destructive imaging technology that uses radar signals to detect subsurface features and objects. The radar signal is transmitted into the ground and reflects back to the surface from subsurface targets, creating a image of the subsurface environment. GPR has been widely used for various.....Read More

November 19, 2022

What is Hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding is a method of planting grass, flowers, and other vegetation using a mixture of water, seed, fertilizer, and other additives. This method has been around for decades, but it is still relatively unknown to many casual homeowners. In this blog post, we\'ll explore the benefits of hydroseeding and how.....Read More

October 1, 2022

Hydroseeding for Erosion Control

Hydroseeding for healthy lawn and erosion control In Puget Sound, we run across so many different landscapes, including a significant amount of steep slopes and bluffs. As an environmental company who is also a general contractor, we perform invasive weed management and native plant restoration, especially on slopes and after.....Read More

September 26, 2022

Why are Wetlands Protected?

Wetlands in Washington State play a crucial role in maintaining the delicate balance of our ecosystem. These unique environments provide a wide range of benefits that are not only important for the environment but also for the health and well-being of the communities that live around them. In this blog,.....Read More

August 30, 2022

Utility Pole Inspection in the Upper Peninsula

In the summer of 2022, Peninsula Environmental undertook a significant project for the City of Newberry, MI, which involved inspecting, testing, and mapping 2,500 utility poles. The project aimed to identify potential hazards and inefficiencies in the poles, ensuring the safety and reliability of the utility network for the community......Read More

July 21, 2022

Hoko-Ozette Wetland Delineations for NOSC

Peninsula Environmental recently completed a project on behalf of the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC), which involved delineating and rating multiple wetlands across 60 acres of property on the Hoko River. The 60 acres of land is near Hoko-Ozette, Washington, in both native forest and shoreline and across old farmland......Read More

June 9, 2022

Trees in Washington

Washington state is home to a diverse array of tree species, each with its own unique characteristics and ecological benefits. Some of the most common tree species found in the state include Douglas fir, Western red cedar, Western hemlock, and Pacific yew. The Douglas fir is a large, coniferous tree.....Read More

May 1, 2022

Wildland Fire Plan at Battelle Marine Laboratory

Peninsula Environmental is excited to announce our recent project with Battelle Marine Laboratories in Sequim, WA. In 2022, we were tasked with conducting a thorough wildland fire mitigation plan for their facility. Wildland fires have become a growing concern in recent years due to climate change and human activity, making.....Read More

March 21, 2022

Limited Access Pile Driver Project after Landslide

Peninsula Environmental Uses PD200 Pile Driver to Install Sheet Pile Wall After Landslide in Port Angeles, Washington When a landslide occurred behind a residential client\'s house in Port Angeles, Washington, Peninsula Environmental was called in to provide a solution. With limited access to the site, the team knew they needed.....Read More

February 18, 2022

What is Tree Risk Assessment?

Arborists are professionals who specialize in tree care, and they play a crucial role in ensuring that trees in our urban landscapes are healthy, safe, and aesthetically pleasing. However, trees can pose a significant risk to people and property if they are not properly maintained or managed. That\'s why arborists.....Read More

January 9, 2022

Wetland Ratings in Western Washington

Wetlands play a vital role in the health of our planet\'s ecosystems. They are an essential part of the water cycle, provide habitat for a diverse array of plant and animal species, and can help mitigate the impacts of climate change. Western Washington, in particular, is home to an abundance.....Read More

November 18, 2021

Spotlight on Tools of the Trade: AirSpade and Microresistance drill

As contractors and consultants in the environmental field, Peninsula Environmental is very diversified in our knowledge and application of tools. As a Certified Arborist myself, I cherish the instruments that can help deepen my understanding and provide a more-comprehensive picture of environmental factors onsite. The air spade and the Microresistance.....Read More

October 4, 2021