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Natural Resource Consultants.
Boutique General Contractor.
Passionate People.

Peninsula Environmental Group Inc. is small environmental services company based in Port Angeles Washington, with satellite offices in Olympia Washington and Petoskey Michigan. We provide expert consulting and design services, and highly specialized contractor services, to a variety of clients across the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. Our sectors including private homeowners & private business, private and municipal development, local, state and federal government, tribes and non-profits.

The startup was bootstrapped in 2015 by Founder John Bornsworth. Originally formed as Peninsula Urban Forestry, we changed our name in January of 2019 to showcase our organic growth and evolved business. We consistently use technology, passionate ingenuity and fantastic client services to advance our clients needs and achieve our goals.

Meet Our Team

JOHN BORNSWORTH, BCMA, RCA

PRESIDENT — URBAN FORESTER & ECOLOGIST

John Bornsworth is a Board Certified Master Arborist and Registered Consulting Arborist. His background is in ecological restoration and vegetation management. John represents commercial arboriculture on Washington State’s Urban & Community Forestry Council. John is project manager for tree, shoreline and restoration projects. He is an experienced expert witness and has extensive time consulting and providing testimony on a variety of situations related to trees, vegetation and critical areas.

LIZ DONADIO, CESCL

WETLAND AND WILDLIFE SCIENTIST

Over 15 years’ experience working as a wetland consultant and 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 wetland science, ornithology and botany. Liz is also a Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead

TYSON MINCK

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Tyson brings over 15 years of boutique construction experience to our team.  He has a wide range of experiences from commercial and historic remodels to trail building and custom off-grid cabins. Proficient in various wilderness building scenarios including tree climbing, heavy rigging, natural stone and log work for bridges and masonry applications.  He values client satisfaction, safe and timely project completion, simplicity of design, minimal ecological impact, and site-specific permaculture practices. Tyson manages our off-grid construction, trail construction, and heavy wilderness construction.

MICKI MCNAUGHTON

URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY PLANNING

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.

JESSICA MULLIN, CA, PDC

CONSULTING ARBORIST

Jessica Mullin is a consulting arborist and ecologist who currently performs tree and habitat assessments, tree risk assessment qualifications, prepares shoreline management reports, and conducts environmental assessment and mitigation reports to support clients through the regulatory and planning process for project completion. She has a long background in native plant landscaping and four years of experience as a climbing arborist. Jessica has her Permaculture Design Certificate from the Urban Permaculture Institute in San Francisco and is a Certified Greywater Installer.

KIA SUTTER

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT & GIS TECHNICIAN

Kia is a restoration technician with a background in biology and conservation. She has worked for NOAA – researching harmful algae blooms off the coast of Washington, conducted salmon and stream health surveys on the Olympic Peninsula, and is passionate about using mycoremedial techniques to conserve and rehabilitate the environment.

SEBASTIAN BARRAGAN

LEAD TECHNICIAN

Sebastian is a tribal member from The Hoh tribe working as a biological technician. Through the Washington Conservation Corp, he acquired a variety of experiences in environmental restoration, trail building, herbicide application, and assessment and removal of hazard trees. He has worked on a handful of national disasters helping those in need with debris removal, food distribution, and led a team removing hazards and blown down trees.

COURTNEY BORNSWORTH

CONSULTING ECOLOGICAL ARBORIST

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.

CASSIDY GRATTAN

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

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.

ERICA SPONBERG

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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.

IAN NICKEL

TECHNICIAN

“This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.” – John Steinbeck

Ian is tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and an experienced political activist and community organizer. He is passionate about local environmental and social justice and is dedicated to help combat climate change through large-scale restoration efforts.

TRISTAN TUMAUA

TECHNICIAN

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir

Born and raised in Forks, WA, Tristan has always loved being outside in nature. As an avid fisherman and hunter, he is passionate about preserving and repairing the ecosystem, especially when it comes to protecting salmon. He brings a lot of experience in watershed restoration, and he is excited to continue working towards the eradication of invasive species.

ANDY ANDERSON

TECHNICIAN

Andy brings ten years of experience of working in the green industry. He’s worked at numerous organic farms, a nursery, in landscaping and hardscaping, and in natural building and off-grid construction. Andy is excited to learn more about natural systems and the most efficient way to reduce natural resource consumption. He is a Certified Arborist and a Certified Permaculture Designer.

AUDREY BARNES

TECHNICIAN

Audrey spent the last three fire seasons working as a wildland firefighter for the department of Natural Resources, and was engine lead this past season. She has her AA from Peninsula College and plans on getting a BA in Forest Management. Audrey’s outdoor work experience includes trail work, planting, landscaping, and working with the Washington Conservation Corps. She ran chainsaw crews for disaster responses in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and she worked as a groundswoman for a tree company.

Some of Our Partners

KÄRLEK JÄNISLAMPI

SENIOR FORESTER

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.

PAT LOAFMAN

BOTANIST

Patrick Loafman has been conducting research on wildlife and plants for over 33 years. His expertise is in botany, herpetology and spotted owls. For the past 15 years, he has been conducted inventory and monitoring research on plants of the Olympic, Lewis and Clark, Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Parks. He has written “The Flora of Washington’s Coast Range,” a book describing the 1,975 plant species of the area, complete with photographs and keys; he is currently seeking publication for this manuscript. From the research of this book, he has contributed nearly 400 photographs to the Burke Museum to document rare plants and range expansions of numerous species.

HOWARD SPROUSE

REMEDIATION SPECIALIST

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.

JOSH DALLEN

ISA CERTIFIED ARBORIST

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.

JOSHUA CHENOWETH

SENIOR ECOLOGIST

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

ECOLOGIST

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.

What We Do

Everything about our services

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?

Our philosophy explained

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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