Our Approach

CREST takes a leadership role in initiating and implementing planning and habitat restoration projects. CREST utilizes community-based strategies that consider the short- and long-term impacts and benefits of these projects for both the natural and human habitats in the Columbia River Estuary.

CREST has the expertise and capacity to take a leadership role in all aspects of project management, including:

  • reconnaissance and data gathering 
  • conceptualizing project alternatives
  • securing funding
  • project planning and permitting
  • resourcing design and construction sub-contractors
  • implementation through to completion
  • effectiveness monitoring