Washington

  • 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
  • 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.