I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the work that your folks did for us at Eagle Lake. The crew did a great job – very professional, efficient and with a work ethic that I haven’t seen for a while…They were all willing and even anxious to share their passion for what they were doing. In addition to what you did for us, the work that you are doing at Eagle Lake has really made a difference, it just looks wonderful – much more like it did when we purchased our property! Thank you for your work, and needless to say, I am a big fan of your company and will recommend you at any opportunity!
I have had the good fortune to observe Rain Shadow Consulting during three projects: Garry Oak restoration (as a volunteer), forest health management on logged-over land (as a board member for a Community Land Trust), and forest health inspection (as a land owner.) These efforts ranged from a single forest walk to multi-year projects in which Rain Shadow Consulting planned, organized, and supervised many tasks involving local paid staff, AmeriCorps volunteers, and varieties of equipment. Rain Shadow Consulting always demonstrated excellent forest practices and exemplary communication skills, as well as being on time and on budget.
A heartfelt thanks to Craig, Colin, and Peter for doing a fine job on my lot. It was a pleasure to speak with each of them. I am very impressed with their individual and collective knowledge about the firs, cedars, and madrones on the property. Great crew.
I have had the pleasure of working with Rain Shadow Consulting over the past several years. They have assessed our land in regards to health of the forest, helped develop a fire plan that would reduce fuels around the immediate area of the house and driveway, and worked to restore the health of the forest. They also helped to open up our view by trimming trees in a way so that they looked natural without sacrificing their overall health. Rain Shadow continues to provide us with great consulting services. They are very professional and well educated in forest management. I highly recommend Rain Shadow Consulting.
Thanks for your excellent report and the wonderful photos. [We] were able to visit the property last weekend and were immensely impressed with all you accomplished. What an amazing transformation! I’m absolutely delighted by the work you completed in all areas and I deeply appreciate the obvious care you and your team took in removing materials and minimizing the disturbance to surroundings. Everything looks remarkably tidy. I also appreciate the knowledge and experience you were able to bring to the thoughtful choices you made in deciding what to remove. I can’t imagine how we could have done it ourselves. The results are magnificent and the meadow now looks much closer to its former self. The open feeling and sightlines are joy to behold. On behalf of our entire family, thanks so much to you and your team for your wonderful work. The meadow is precious to us and we are very grateful for your care and stewardship.
Carson has been a thoughtful guide, an organized consultant, and an inspiring forester. He discussed the needs of our family, encouraged me to get our long term family goals in the plan, wrote the rest of the forestry plan after a careful survey of our land, and then managed the entire process with the County so that we met the deadlines. He’s a good listener while using time efficiently. I’m just glad I had such a competent resource person nearby.