Oregon

  • Logan Simpson Wins BLM Travel Management BPA

    2015 Logan Simpson TrailerLogan Simpson won a five-year blanket purchase agreement contract to provide travel planning services to the Bureau of Land Management. Tasks will include travel route inventory, evaluation and planning assignments in 14 Western States. Logan Simpson’s travel management specialists will soon begin projects in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming.  read more

  • Jesse Adams Promoted to Director of Cultural Resources, Salt Lake City

    Logan Simpson Design Inc., one of the largest landscape architecture design and environmental planning firms in the West, announced today it has promoted Jesse Adams, a senior environmental archaeologist, to director of cultural services for our Salt Lake City and Corvallis, OR offices.
    Jesse has more than 14 years of experience supervising archaeological inventory, monitoring, testing, and data recovery projects. He has extensive experience throughout the Intermountain West and Great Basin regions; and has managed and directed more than 40 cultural resource projects for various state and federal agencies, energy development companies, and mining clients. read more

  • Logan Simpson Welcomes Archaeologists Jim Hasbargen and Alex New

    Jim Hasbargen will be working from Flagstaff, Arizona. Alex New will be working from La Grande, Oregon. Jim has 20 years of experience in Southwestern archaeology and graduate degrees in both archaeology and quaternary studies. He has produced or contributed to more than 80 technical reports on survey projects, testing and data recovery excavations, ceramic analysis, botanical analysis, palynology, site monitoring, and ruin stabilization. Alex has nine years of experience and recently completed his Master’s Thesis entitled Cooperation in the Wilds of the Idaho Territory: Interaction between the Jesuits and Coeur d’Alene Indians at the Cataldo Mission, 1848-1878.

  • Logan Simpson Wins Two IDIQs to Provide Cultural Resources Services to BLM in Oregon and Washington

    LSD has been awarded two indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts to provide cultural resource services to the BLM in Oregon. These two new contracts, in addition to our existing contract with the Vale and Spokane districts, allows Logan Simpson Design to provide cultural resources services for the majority of BLM managed lands in Oregon and Washington states. These IDIQ contracts provides for an indefinite quantity of services during a five year period.

    BLM Oregon and Spokane districts IDIQ

    The Western Oregon Heritage Services IDIQ includes the Eugene, Medford, Roseburg, and Salem districts. The contract also covers the Umpqua and Willamette national forests. Prehistoric archaeology sites in the Salem, Eugene, Medford and Roseburg districts include rockshelters, quarries (toolstone sources), small campsites, village or residential sites, and rock art sites. Historic sites and structures on public lands in both states include ranches and railroad logging camps, Civilian Conservation Corps sites, and roads and trails. Cultural resources tasks covered under this contract include inventory (pedestrian survey), subsurface archaeological testing, archaeological data recovery, and evaluating historic buildings and structures.

    LSD will begin cultural resources inventory and evaluations in Western Oregon this fall.

    The second IDIQ contract is to provide cultural resources inventory and evaluation services in Burns, Prineville, Lake View, Vale and Spokane districts in Oregon and Washington, primarily to support BLM’s wildfire emergency stabilization and rehabilitation (ESR) projects; though other types of cultural resources projects may also be included.

    The cultural resources studies LSD completes will help the BLM manage cultural resources throughout Oregon and Washington. The BLM manages cultural resources in order to conserve their significant cultural, scientific, educational, traditional, and recreational values for present and future generations.

  • Logan Simpson Design Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

    Environmental planning and landscape architecture firm Logan Simpson Design Inc. is celebrating 23 years this week. In August, LSD celebrated the first-year anniversary of our Fort Collins office with an open house.

    “We have been servicing the Intermountain West from our Tempe, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah offices for the past nine years, and decided in 2012 to open offices in Fort Collins, adding value through proximity and local knowledge,” said Diane Simpson-Colebank, CEO and president. “We’ve had fantastic business growth since then, and would like to thank all our clients and partners for their continuous support.”

    As is tradition, Principals Diane Simpson-Colebank, Wayne Colebank, Greg Brown, Eileen Bailey, Tom Keith, Bruce Meighen, and Jana McKenzie will distribute gifts to employees this week to show their appreciation.

    LSD’s in-house interdisciplinary staff includes:

    • Environmental planners
    • Landscape architects
    • Archaeologists
    • Historians
    • Biologists
    • Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting specialists
    • Visual resources specialists
    • Public involvement specialists
    • GIS/graphics specialists
    • Construction inspectors
  • Samuel Willis, MA, RPA, joins Logan Simpson

    Samuel Willis, MA, RPA, has joined Logan Simpson as a principal investigator. Sam has 16 years of experience and is currently completing his Ph.D. studies at Oregon State University in Applied Anthropology and Crop and Soil Science.  His regional and topical expertise includes quantitative lithic analysis, soil science, soil geomorphology, trace element analysis using XRF technology, multivariate statistics including principle components analysis (PCA), and the peopling of the Pacific Coast. Sam has conducted research on the Late-Pleistocene-Early Holocene periods along the Pacific Coast of Oregon and Washington, the Columbia Plateau region, and Baja California, Mexico. He has 16 peer-reviewed publications or professional papers to his credit, including studies detailing Paleoarchaic/Paleoindian period lithic technology or geoarchaeological investigations.

    Sam obtained his MA in Applied Anthropology from the Department of Anthropology at Oregon State University, and he obtained his BA in Anthropology from Middle Tennessee State University in Tennessee.  Sam is currently an active research member of the Pacific Slope Archaeology Laboratory at Oregon State University.

  • Logan Simpson Wins IDIQ to Provide Cultural Resources Services to BLM

    Spokane and Vale BLM Districts MapLogan Simpson has been awarded a five-year IDIQ with the Vale and Spokane districts of the BLM to provide cultural resources inventory and evaluation in eastern Oregon and eastern Washington.

    Historic archaeology sites in the Vale and Spokane districts include rockshelters, quarries, campsites, village sites, and rock art sites. Historic sites and structures on public lands in both states include ranches and railroad logging camps, Civilian Conservation Corps sites, and roads and trails.

    Cultural resources tasks covered under this contract include inventories, subsurface testing, archaeological data recovery, and evaluating historic buildings and structures. The cultural resources studies Logan Simpson completes will help the BLM manage cultural resources throughout the Vale and Spokane districts. The BLM manages cultural resources in order to conserve their significant cultural, scientific, educational, traditional, and recreational values for present and future generations.

    The Vale District manages 5.1 million acres of public land in eastern Oregon. The district boundary runs along the Snake River between Oregon and Idaho and includes small sections of Washington and Nevada. The majority of BLM public lands in Washington are east of the Cascade crest in the central Columbia Basin and in the highlands of northeastern Washington along the Canadian border.

    The Vale District includes the Main, West Little and North Fork Owyhee rivers, which fall within a Wild and Scenic River corridor; and segments of the Burnt, Powder, Snake and Grande Ronde rivers. Sections of the Powder and Grande Ronde rivers are also designated as Wild and Scenic Rivers. There are numerous Wilderness Study Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern as well as Research Natural Areas. The Spokane District includes land throughout eastern and central Washington. The Spokane District includes numerous tributaries of the Columbia River: Wilderness Study Areas, and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern.

    According to the BLM, more than 1.2 million acres of public lands in Oregon and Washington have been inventoried for cultural resources.