San Juan Islands’ arborists and tree workers gathered for an aerial rescue training April 15, 2019 on Orcas. This was Rain Shadow Consulting’s second organized event, taking advantage of their newly acquired shop and future office space at 3456 Orcas Road. Instructors Dave Stice and Tyler Lyon came in from [...]
Carson Presents with WA Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz at San Juan Islands Forest Health Collaborative
Forest Management Solutions for the San Juans Mandi Johnson - The Islands' Sounder - Aug 30th, 2019 Wildfires are an inconvenience that those living along the West Coast have grown more accustomed to as the years progress. An unfortunate and unnecessary side effect of more than 100 years of [...]
EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th. This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis [...]
Saturday, 2/25/17, Eastsound Saturday, 5/5/17, San Juan Island Saturday, 6/24/17, Friday Harbor A workshop series on using low-value wood from densely stocked forests in the San Juans to reduce fire risk, increase forest health, and provide landowner income. Hosted by Northwest Natural Resource Group (NNRG). For details & to sign [...]
We are excited to be back on Henry Island working on Year 2 of a 40-acre meadow restoration project. Carson uses the newest member of the Rain Shadow fleet to remove Douglas-fir trees which had encroached into the meadow. We have quite a lot of Douglas-fir trees in the San [...]
Placement of large woody debris in West Beach Creek starts the week of July 13th. Read more about the restoration project in the Islands' Sounder article.
Sam became a certified technical service provider (TSP) with the NRCS. This allows us to take part in cost share programs aimed at increasing forest health.
In January, the Islands’ Sounder published a short article about Sam and Carson and their unique approach to managing island ecosystems. Check it out; PDF of article New Equipment Rain Shadow’s new equipment means we can do the same work faster and with a lighter footprint.
Rain Shadow Consulting has been selected as the 2012 Good Steward Award recipients for their work in woodlands throughout the San Juan Islands. From the Stewardship Network of the San Juan’s press release: Shaw and Waldron Islands 2012 Stewardship Award Winner – Woodland Category Sam and Carson Sprenger, who split [...]