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  • Govenor Bullock visits RDG.
    We have some exciting news. Governor Bullock and Meg Leary (Director of the Department of Commerce) have selected RDG as one of two stops in Whitefish during their visit to the Flathead Valley to talk about their economic development plan for Montana called Montana Main Street Project. This visit is being conducted in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week which will be celebrating the accomplishments of Whitefish and Whitefish’s economy, in particular small to medium size businesses that provide good jobs and endorse a work-lifestyle balance. [ View | View Image ]
  • Groups seek to remove old dams on Evans Creek
    Groups seek to remove old dams on Evans Creek by Mark Freeman. March 02, 2014. Two old dams still block prime spawning habitat on the Rogue River tributary; groups hope to get them removed next year [ View ]
  • After the Flood
    After the Flood by Juliet Grable. Dams across the United States are being decommissioned and rivers restored to their natural flow. As scientists are learning, tearing down the barriers is just the first step in returning a river to health [ View ]
  • Stearns Dam completely gone from Crooked River
    Stearns Dam completely gone from Crooked River Video: Construction workers start the dam removal in October By Dylan J. Darling / The Bulletin / @DylanJDarling Published Dec 17, 2013 at 12:01AM The Crooked River is finding its new form where the Stearns Dam stood for more than a century, about a month and a half after the removal of the dam. [ View ]
  • Oregon's Crooked River Flowing More Freely
    Oregon's Crooked River Flowing More Freely Colin K. Breck on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 11:00 After several weeks of removal and restoration work, Oregon's Crooked river is flowing more freely than it has in over a century. In late October, crews from the River Design Group began removal of the Stearns Dam, which was built in 1911 by homesteader Sidney Stearns in order to divert water for pasture irrigation. [ View ]
  • Park Study Conducted on Rogue River
    Park Study Conducted on Rogue River. GOLD HILL, Ore. — A project to develop a world-class whitewater park on the Rogue River at Gold Hill is moving a step forward this week. [ View ]
  • RDG was awarded IDIQ contract by the Army Corps of Engineers.
    In March 2012, a consultant team lead by River Design Group, Inc. was awarded a small business set-aside IDIQ contract by the Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District to provide Ecosystem Restoration Engineering, Design, and Planning Services. RDG is currently working with the Corps on two task orders evaluating Corps’ revetments in the Willamette Valley. The revetment inspection and investigation will culminate in a comprehensive understanding of existing revetment properties and potential socio-economic risks associated with revetment failure. [ ]
  • Restoration work helps mend Haksill Creek
    Restoration work helps mend Haskill Creek By HEIDI DESCH Whitefish Pilot Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 9:57 am Work to restore a quarter-mile portion of the Haskill Creek streambank is nearing completion. The work is part of a larger effort to return the creek basin to a more natural state. [ View ]
  • Cash approved to fix failing culvert
    Tue Sep 20, 2011. Seaside Signal Cash approved to fix failing culvert By Jeremy C. Ruark SEASIDE - A $416,000 plan to repair a failing culvert below the only road leading to and from Seaside Heights Elementary School should begin by summer of 2012. The culvert runs beneath Spruce Loop Road leading to the school. [ View ]
  • Groups seek to remove old dams on Evans Creek
    Two old dams still block prime spawning habitat on the Rogue River tributary; groups hope to get them removed next year [ View ]
  • Sodom Channel gets new care
    Sodom Channel gets new care by Alex Paul, Albany-Democrat Herald, November 8, 2011 SHEDD — Although it looks a bit naked now, by next spring nearly 10,000 young trees will stand where concrete abutments for Sodom Dam were once anchored in the banks of Sodom Ditch about six miles south of Shedd. [ View ]
  • Crews work to redesign, restore Kootenai River
    by KREM.com September 28, 2011 KOOTENAI COUNTY-- The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is leading efforts to redesign the Kootenai River and restore the habitat. [ View ]
  • Magazine names River Design 'best place to work'
    Magazine names River Design 'best place to work' By MATT BALDWIN Whitefish Pilot During any given work week, river survey technician Josh Lenderman might be camping near Mission Creek, scouting rivers around Babb or floating the Madison River. If time lends itself, he’ll sneak in a little hunting or wet a line after the day’s work is complete. [ View ]
  • OUTSIDE MAGAZINE NAMES RIVER DESIGN GROUP, INC. AS ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST PLACES TO WORK IN 2011
    Corvallis, OR (August 4, 2011) – River Design Group, Inc. today was named to Outside Magazine’s fourth annual “Best Places to Work” list. River Design Group was ranked No. 22 out of 50 selected companies. The full list and related story will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 16, 2011. [ | Download ]
  • Removal of dams to close Thompson's Mills
    April 22, 2011. The historic Thompson’s Mills will be closed to the public sometime in August after the removal of the Sodom and Shearer dams... [ View ]
  • Thompsons Mills upgrade costs are in
    April 20, 2011. Developing pumping systems to replace water at the historic Thompsons Mills pond when the Sodom and Shearer dams are removed in August will cost from $410,000 to more than $700,000. That’s what about 25 area land owners, government employees and members of the Calapooia Watershed Council were told Tuesday at a meeting organized by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. [ View ]
  • Section 35
    Written by Matthew Frank - March 24, 2011. The government thinks it's found the best spot to bury toxic tailings that loom above the Blackfoot River. Suspicious neighbors say the logic doesn't hold water.... [ View ]
  • RDGs Scott Wright in PBS Special on Klamath-Siskiyou Forest
    The tallest trees on earth... The greatest concentration of wild and scenic rivers in America... [ View ]
  • Helicopter seeds old Gold Ray Dam area
    By Mark Freeman of Mail Tribune, October 21, 2010 - GOLD HILL - A helicopter raining seeds where Gold Ray Dam's powerhouse used to be became the newest weapon against blackberries along banks of the Rogue River exposed by the dam's removal... [ View ]
  • Outside Magazine Names Whitefish Company on “BEST PLACES TO WORK” List
    By Myers Reece of the Flathead Beacon, April 13, 2010 - WHITEFISH - River Design Group is a small-town company with a big-time resume. But even with large projects such as the Milltown site restoration under its belt, River Design Group remains committed to a tight-knit, small-business model. If an employee needs to get in a powder day on the mountain, arrangements can probably be made... [ View ]

Related Press

  • Setting rivers free: As dams are torn down, nature is quickly recovering
    ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT Cover Story Setting rivers free: As dams are torn down, nature is quickly recovering With the removal of many dams, conservationists are seeing the return of the natural bounty that fed Native Americans and astonished European settlers. By Doug Struck, Contributor AUGUST 3, 2014 [ View ]
  • Higher flows from Libby aimed to help sturgeon
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to initiate flow augmentation from Libby Dam for the next week to benefit endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon. [ View ]
  • Ruling gives state 17 years to fix culverts that block salmon
    Ruling gives state 17 years to fix culverts that block salmon. Posted March 29 2013. By Christopher Dunagan. Washington state is violating tribal treaty rights by operating culverts that block the passage of salmon, and all such culverts must be upgraded for fish passage within 17 years, a federal judge has ruled. [ View ]
  • Oregon Considers Top Ten Priority List Of Fish Passage Barriers That Should Be Removed Or Fixed
    Oregon Considers Top Ten Priority List Of Fish Passage Barriers That Should Be Removed Or Fixed Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 (PST) The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is set today to adopt its first revised priority list of in-stream barriers to fish migrations within the state that it would like to see either equipped with passage devices, or removed. [ View ]
  • Hydropower Dams Hamper Migrating Fish Despite Passage Features, Study Finds
    Hydropower Dams Hamper Migrating Fish Despite Passage Features, Study Finds By University Communications, January 16, 2013 Major hydropower dams in the northeastern United States, constructed with state-of-the-art features designed to allow migratory fish to pass through them on their way to spawn upstream, have failed in that regard, raising questions that should be addressed as more dams are planned worldwide. [ View ]
  • Dam Removal Begins on Maine’s Penobscot River to Revive Historic Salmon Runs
    National Geographic Posted by Brian Richter of The Nature Conservancy and University of Virginia in Water Currents on June 12, 2012 [ View ]
  • The High-Stakes Math Behind the West's Greatest River
    Forbes Magazine. November 7, 2011 Jon Bruner, Forbes Staff. In a darkened, ultra-secure room on the fifth floor of an unassuming office tower in Portland, Ore., Bob Neal sits before a panel of ten computer screens and plays Moses. It’s 8:45 in the morning on a sunny late-August day and electricity demand is rising as office workers across the West switch on their computers. Neal points to a dense blue-and-white display whose flickering numbers show power output at each of 31 dams in the Columbia basin. With a few keystrokes he orders the Grand Coulee Dam, the continent’s largest power plant, to ramp up its output by 870 megawatts in the next hour—an increase enough to light 15 million light bulbs at 60 watts apiece. [ View ]
  • Condit dam is breached, letting the White Salmon River run free
    Uploaded by oregoniannews on Oct 26, 2011 The Condit dam was breached today, allowing the reservoir behind it, Northwestern Lake, to drain into the White Salmon River. The dam's fall will unleash one of the Northwest's cleanest and wildest rivers, originating from glaciers on Mount Adams. [ View ]
  • New Webcams At Olympic National Park Allow Views of Largest Dam Removal Project in U. S. History
    New Webcams At Olympic National Park Allow Views of Largest Dam Removal Project in U. S. History Submitted by Jim Burnett on September 26, 2011 The largest dam removal project in U. S. history is now underway in and near Olympic National Park, and six new webcams will allow viewing of the project from anywhere in the world. [ View ]
  • Busting Up Klamath River Dams Could Be Boon to Tribes and Salmon
    Busting Up Klamath River Dams Could Be Boon to Tribes and Salmon By Anne Minard September 27, 2011 A plan to remove four dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California could be a great start for the recovery of decimated salmon runs in the Northwest. What’s even more alluring is the possibility that it’s not too late to save tribal economies that were built on the spectacular fish. [ View ]
  • Elwha Dam removal illustrates growing movement
    By Juliet Eilperin, The largest dam demolition in the nation’s history will begin Saturday when an excavator claws away at the concrete supports for Washington’s 108-foot Elwha River Dam, a ceremonial act of destruction that will signal not only the structure’s demise but the latest step in a broad shift in the way Americans are managing rivers. [ View ]
  • Getting salmon past daunting Willamette Basin dams could have big price tag--and big payoff
    Getting salmon past daunting Willamette Basin dams could have big price tag--and big payoff By Scott Learn, The Oregonian. September 8,2011. DETROIT DAM – If you don't like heights, this dam's walkways are not for you, with winds that make you wobble and a 469-foot concrete-lined drop downriver. [ View ]
  • Flood Information and Resources
    June 9, 2011. Department of Natural Resources & Conservation. Updates on stream flows, weather advisories, road reports, disaster and emergency contacts; how to prepare for flooding; information and resources for flood recovery. [ View ]
  • South Fork flows rise dramatically
    June 8, 2011 by JIM MANN. The runoff appears to be well under way in the South Fork Flathead drainage, with Spotted Bear District Ranger Deb Mucklow reporting a sharp increase on the South Fork River to flows that she has never seen before... [ View ]
  • Endangered species listing denied for Glacier stonefly
    By Tristan Scott- April 6, 2011. An obscure aquatic insect found only in the high-elevation streams of Glacier National Park was denied endangered-species protection this week, despite mounting evidence that a federal listing is warranted.... [ View ]
  • Why Ottawa bombs its frozen rivers
    February 24, 2011. At the end of each winter, explosives experts lay dynamite in the icy river that runs through the heart of Ottawa, Canada. Why? And what does this do to the fish? [ View ]
  • Danger Pent Up Behind Aging Dams
    February 21, 2011. Lake Isabella Dam is just one acute example of a widespread problem: Of the nation’s 85,000 dams, more than 4,400 are considered susceptible to failure, according to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. But repairing all those dams would cost billions of dollars, and it is far from clear who would provide all the money in a recessionary era. [ View ]
  • Restorative Property: Bear Creek junction survives river surges in test of rennovated banks
    By Mark Freeman of Mail Tribune, January 23, 2011 - The revamped mouth of Bear Creek survived its first big test last week when it withstood the highest flows seen in the upper Rogue River in two years without unraveling... [ View ]
  • Clark Fork River flows into new channel in life after Milltown Dam
    By ROB CHANEY of the Missoulian, December 16, 2010 - MILLTOWN - Finally, the Clark Fork River can relax. After five years of being dammed, diverted, diked and dirtied, the big river got to flush away the final ghost of Milltown Dam on Thursday. [ View ]