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Rain Shadow opens field office on San Juan Island

Rain Shadow Consulting has opened a new field office on San Juan Island, with Galen Boydston overseeing the San Juan crew as foreman. Boydston, an ISA certified arborist who has been with Rain Shadow for 10 years, grew up on Waldron and recently relocated to Friday Harbor from Orcas. Rain [...]

Carson spends “Just a Moment” teaching us about Velvet Top Fungus

In this short video produced by filmmaker and videographer Michael Noonan for the San Juan Preservation Trust's "Just a Moment" series, Carson talks about Velvet Top Fungus (Phaeolus schweinitzii) and its role in enhancing biodiversity and driving succession in our local forests. Check out the other videos in the San [...]

Rain Shadow Assists with Salmon Habitat Restoration on Sucia Island

In early October, Rain Shadow was one of several local contractors to work with the Friends of the San Juans on a salmon habitat restoration project on Sucia Island. Located on a major migratory pathway for juvenile Chinook salmon, Sucia's Mud Bay hosts a spawning bay and salt marsh that [...]

Orcas Biomass offers a variety of wood products for home and garden needs

Introducing Orcas Biomass Serving the San Juan Islands with all manner of wood products—from lumber and custom slab wood to chips to premium firewood and fenceposts—all from recycled, reclaimed, reused, and sustainable sources. Orcas Biomass, established in 2019, is Rain Shadow Consulting's "sister company" and will serve Orcas Island [...]

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