On Monday, February 8, Rain Shadow Consulting’s crew was engaged in ongoing power line clearance efforts on Shaw Island. Around 9am, a tree felled by one of our crew members came down on the power lines, causing a power outage on Shaw and Orcas Islands. OPALCO crews responded quickly to [...]
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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 [...]
The State of Washington recently released the 2020 Washington Forest Action Plan, which identifies the San Juan Islands as one of 16 priority landscapes in Western Washington "with the greatest opportunities for forest investments," according to the DNR's press release. "These priority landscapes, spanning nearly 2 million acres, are where [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Rain Shadow Consulting is OPEN as an essential business In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Governor Jay Inslee has issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” executive order requiring all residents to stay home except as needed for essential activities or to work for an essential business. [...]