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.

Habitat restoration 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

Habitat restoration in the Columbia River Estuary