Field Notes
Website 5.0
By Kurt Fraese–Nov 15, 2011
I welcome you to GeoEngineers’ website! We recently completed a substantial upgrade of the site, so I invite you to stay a while and get to know us in a new way. The whole site aims to show, rather than tell, how our people and projects differentiate us and deliver the value our clients seek. Our...

Are You Prepared for Winter?
By Shaun Stauffer–Nov 4, 2011
The rains are here in the Pacific Northwest. Are you prepared? Rain and runoff can cause serious property damage if not properly controlled. While the following tips won’t protect you from heavy flooding, they will help you protect your property under normal conditions: Check that your roof...

Status Update on the Columbia River Treaty
By Lisa Berntsen–Nov 7, 2011
As we all know, the mighty Columbia River flows from Canada, through Washington State and empties into the Pacific as the Washington / Oregon border. But how many of us know of the intricate web of coordination and communication that needs to occur along its length to regulate the water flows with...

How to Get the Most from Your Consultant
By –Nov 11, 2011
If I were to hire me, here are a few things that I would keep in mind. Most engineers accumulate charges on an hourly basis. Sucessful project budgets typically have a reasonable time line, and not a lot of delays or drawn out schedule. More time usually equals more charges. Who do you...

Systemic?
By Larry Sant–Nov 9, 2011
I have really enjoyed my yard this year. It might have something to do with the lemon tree, fig tree, pomegranate tree, and several types of orange trees that are thriving and providing us with good healthy eats. We also have an area with bamboo shoots and several large flowering bushes/...

Sustainability. Triple Bottom Line. What Does it Mean?
By Lisa Berntsen–Nov 14, 2011
Sustainability. What does it mean? Everyone seems to have a different definition. Some folks interpret it to mean continue doing whatever it is you might be doing, with continued success; the capacity to endure. Others take it to have more of a stewardship flavor or a philosophy or way of life....

Need Another Reason to Spend Time Outdoors?
By Lisa Berntsen–Nov 18, 2011
It is Saturday. What are you doing today? Are you getting outside to enjoy nature? In our natural resources fields of geology, biology, hydrology etc., we likely started our careers with a strong desire to be outside. I know this is true for me. I wanted to be a biologist because I liked to spend...