Restoration Planning & Implementation

CREST is a regional leader in the development, management and implementation of habitat restoration projects – with an emphasis on designing fish and wildlife projects that also address community and landowner problems. Project types include: culvert replacement, tidegate retrofits, dike breaches, river realignment, engineered log jam installation, riparian planting, invasive species removal, etc.

Learn more about CREST’s comprehensive approach to project management for habitat restoration.

Services include:

  • project investigation and development
  • landowner outreach
  • grant acquisition
  • contracting with engineers and construction firms
  • project management

For more information, contact:


Jason Smith, Habitat Restoration Project Manager |  503.325.0435 x221


Madeline Ishikawa, Habitat Restoration Program Manager | 503.325.0435 x221




Restoration Planning & Implementation Projects

South Tongue Point Wetland Restoration

Restore 12 acres of estuarine wetland through removal of a tidegate and installation of a 10 feet diameter fish passable culvert through a city street. Read more

North Unit Sauvie Island Wetland Enhancement

Enhance 200+ acre estuarine wetlands through alteration or removal of water control structures and other fill material.  Construction will be phased over several construction seasons. Read more

Fee- Simon Wetland Enhancement

Restore 50+ acre of emergent and forested estuarine wetland through breaching and lowering of levees and restoration of tidal channels.  Project involves creation of a cross levee to protect adjacent property from flooding. Read more

Karlson Island Wetland Enhancement

Enhance 320 acre estuarine wetland through breaching and lowering of levees, treatment of invasive plant species, and re-vegetation. Read more

Gnat Creek Wetland Enhancement

Enhance 20+ acre estuarine wetland through breaching and lowering of levees and removal of an earthen dam restoring 1 ½ mile of stream channel. Read more