Our Consulting Members

If you are looking for an engineering, environmental, legal or other consultant for your project or issue, these PNWA member organizations support the Pacific Northwest water resources community.

Anchor QEA, LLC is a nationally recognized environmental and engineering consulting firm that works closely with clients toward common goals on dredging, sediment management, aquatic permitting/planning, water resources, coastal development, and habitat restoration projects. We provide a full range of science and engineering services to the public and private sectors, including planning and strategy development, scientific investigation, engineering design, and construction management. Our clients recognize that the strength Anchor QEA brings to each and every project reflects our core values of technological leadership, integrity, superior product quality, and client satisfaction.

Economic research and strategic planning group with a special focus on transportation and trade planning analysis, real estate market research and project impact evaluation. Contact: Paul Sorensen, Principal Market Research & Strategic Planning at bstassoc@seanet.com

Cascadia Law Group PLLC provides clients with the most effective representation available in our region. We represent clients in litigation and regulatory matters that include complex, sometimes controversial environmental, land use, and natural resource issues. Our partners come from some of the largest international firms in the country, senior policy positions within government, and regulatory agencies.

CFM Advocates is a fully integrated consulting firm with practice areas in federal lobbying, state lobbying, and public relations. As one of the Pacific Northwest’s premiere public affairs firms, our bipartisan team of professional lobbyists has successfully represented public and private sector clients for over 30 years. With decades worth of experience, relationships and political skill to draw upon, CFM has a long and successful track record delivering results for our clients. Whether it be passing legislation, securing funding, or developing and executing strategic campaigns, we pride ourselves in providing principled advocacy to achieve real results.

Collins Engineers Collins has been providing engineering services to various private and public clients nationwide. The initial expertise of the firm, founded in Chicago in 1979, was in the areas of structural and transportation analysis, design, and underwater engineering. Over the years, the firm’s ability to provide additional engineering services has evolved. Experienced professionals have joined Collins to provide a host of additional abilities and diverse expertise in the planning, design, construction inspection and condition assessment of a large variety of civil engineering systems and related works.

Crossroads Strategies is a bipartisan, multi-disciplinary federal relations, advocacy and advisory firm based in Washington DC. Founded in 2010 by longtime advocacy industry veterans, CRS offers a wide suite of services ranging from congressional affairs to agency and regulatory lobbying. Leveraging the skills and knowledge of 20 practitioners hailing from the Pacific Northwest to the Gulf Coast, CRS not only offers direct advocacy services to our clients, but also strategic intelligence and reputational management, including executive positioning. At CRS we are committed to anticipating and managing political challenges in partnership with our clients before those challenges present a true detriment to their interests.

David Evans & Associates For more than 40 years, DEA has provided clients with unique and innovative design services for transportation, water and environmental, land, energy, and marine infrastructure systems. Our staff includes engineers, surveyors, hydrographers, planners, landscape architects, and natural resources scientists. DEA has 30 offices in 11 states and employs more than 1,000 people. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s (Engineering News Record’s) “Top 100 Pure Design Firms” in the United States.

Desimone Consulting Group offers public affairs, government relations, and communication advocacy services in the Pacific Northwest and Washington, D.C. Our practice is dedicated to helping clients advance complex issues and projects and maintain and grow key relationships. We help our clients stand up new efforts, tell their story and build advocacy efforts that achieve key objectives and create organizational infrastructure for the long haul.

Ecological Land Services, Inc. provides environmental consulting and permitting services specializing in land, water, and shoreline projects involving resources such as wetlands, streams, rivers, wildlife habitat, and sensitive, threatened, and endangered wildlife and plant species. We have worked with a number of ports in the Northwest and understand the environmental resources, impacts, and permitting processes that are essential to achieving successful economic development. ELS is based out of Longview, Washington, and has been working throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska since 1996. We also have branch offices located at the Port of Bremerton, Port of Camas Washougal, and the Port of Sunnyside.

Geosyntec‘s experts across fields support many kinds of waterfront-focused projects, including marinas and waterfronts, coastal engineering and restoration projects, brownfield redevelopments, and water and natural resources projects. We understand the environmental, engineering, and regulatory challenges inherent to projects involving marine and terrestrial components for waterfronts worldwide. Our practitioners work with industries, municipalities, ports, private developers, and landscape architects to provide multidisciplinary technical services that holistically integrate resilient nearshore, upland, and in-water solutions.

Gordon Thomas Honeywell is a dynamic group of individuals offering comprehensive professional consultancy services including governmental affairs, government research, strategy consulting, and association management to a diverse client base. With three offices (Washington, DC; Tacoma, Washington; Seattle, Washington), GTH-GA’s global team of experienced professionals is prepared for any challenge.

Jordan Ramis PC is a law firm dedicated to businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs building and defining the future of the Pacific Northwest. Our attorneys concentrate representation and advocacy in Government Law, Dirt Law, Business Law, and Litigation. Our longstanding presence in the Pacific Northwest is rooted in more than just the law. Many of our attorneys had previous careers and backgrounds in construction, architecture, real estate, logging, government, human resources, insurance, the EPA, DEQ, and other regulatory agencies. Our industry understanding and experience offers clients new advantages and opportunities.

Haley & Aldrich’s government infrastructure engineering consultants bring ingenuity to your project to move it from vision to reality, while allowing you to do more with less. Whether exploring airport sustainability efforts or designing high-capacity bridge foundations, we look at the individual system pieces — technical, environmental, constructability, schedule, and community — to understand the complete picture, and determine how we can deliver solutions that address each component.

Maul Foster & Alongi is an integrated engineering, environmental science, communications and public outreach, planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and health and safety services consulting firm with eight Pacific Northwest offices. MFA offers creative and award-winning professional services to clients representing diverse industry and municipal sectors. Our team is well-versed in highly- visible port projects that bring crucial economic and environmental issues to the forefront of their communities. MFA employees exceed our clients’ expectations and deliver our work on time and on budget. We know that our success is directly tied to our clients’ achievements, and the responsibility for facilitating those achievements motivates MFA personnel both individually and collectively.

Moffatt & Nichol enjoys the privilege of serving our Pacific Northwest clients from offices located in Seattle, Anchorage, Northern California, Vancouver BC and looks forward to further supporting our local communities in meeting their recreational and industrial waterfront needs. M&N offers each client a comprehensive project view, with primary practices that reflect the unique interrelationship between the local setting and each individual project’s needs from planning through design and construction into operation as we apply the tools of our engineers, scientists, economists and planners where water meets the land. Our primary practice areas are marine terminals; coastal, water & the environment; waterfronts & marinas; energy; inspection and rehabilitation; and transportation.

Monument Advocacy Monument Advocacy delivers comprehensive advocacy solutions that empower established and emerging enterprises to effectively navigate today’s complex public policy and reputation-driven landscape. Founded in 2006, Monument is a dynamic bipartisan firm with an unparalleled ability to achieve clients’ advocacy goals. Savvy organizations and executives, including cutting-edge innovators, not-for-profits, Fortune 1000 corporations, and C-suite leaders, turn to Monument to elevate their brands and shape the public policies that influence their success. Monument solves complex corporate problems across government relations, public affairs, strategic communications, and digital services. Through its full team approach, Monument’s deep bench of industry veterans collaborates and creates a full-service solution, enhancing brand reputations. This unique offering provides efficient and coordinated services, which are unmatched by firms of its size.

Normandeau Associates uses science, technology, and innovation to address the world’s most complex environmental challenges. We are a science and data-driven natural resources team; our expertise empowers clients to prioritize, plan and enhance decision making. Our standards are high, our analysis is insightful, accurate, scalable and proven. Since 1970, we have been delivering results clients can be confident in. Normandeau’s scientists include highly-credentialed bat, bird, fish and wildlife biologists; botanists; aquatic, marine and terrestrial ecologists; federal and state permitting experts; NEPA specialists; wetland scientists; limnologists; GIS and technology specialists; and other technical and support staff.

Orion Marine Group Our Marine Group delivers turnkey marine and industrial solutions, drawing on nearly 100 years of excellence. From transportation infrastructure to dredging, we prioritize safety, quality, delivery, teamwork, and integrity. Orion played a crucial role in the NRD Habitat Restoration at Vigor Shipyard in Seattle. Our work included demolition of several structures, reconstructing a new pier section, new stormwater system installation, and creation of new intertidal habitat areas. The project showcased our commitment to environmental restoration and infrastructure development.

PBS Engineering & Environmental Our core mission is to create and deliver programs, design solutions, and field services to diverse organizations. We do this by combining quality people with quality work yielding quality results. Our nimble, multi-discipline teams serve our clients with best practices, sustainable, and technology-based solutions. PBS was established in 1982 as a Portland-based professional services firm dedicated to assisting the public and private sectors with health & safety and environmental issues. Since that time, our firm has expanded through multiple offices across the Pacific Northwest offering a wide range of engineering, environmental, health and safety, and surveying services.

PND Engineers, Inc. is a full-service consulting engineering company providing civil, structural, geotechnical, coastal, and marine engineering, hydrology and hydraulics, construction engineering, value engineering, survey, environmental and permitting assistance, inspection and quality assurance, and research and development services. PND provides services to all sectors, including individuals, businesses, corporations, and local, state, and federal governments.

PointNorth is a minority woman-owned small business that works with purpose-driven community builders. At the core of the way we work is a commitment to equity, building community, and fostering inclusive climates. We are collaborative leaders who believe people come first, always. Guided by seasoned communicators and inspired by fresh talent—our team specializes in community engagement organizational development, and marketing & creative solutions. We create space to uncover the possible.

SĀJ Architecture is a full-service firm based in Bend with an additional office in Portland. Our 16-person team offers
architecture, interior design, and master planning for commercial and public projects. Our community-centered approach focuses on how people learn, live, work, play, and thrive within the spaces we co-create with our clients.

Schnabel Engineering We help develop the structures and systems that are crucial parts of modern life by engineering quality solutions, managing risk, and providing specialized expertise. Specializing in geotechnical, dam, and tunnel engineering services, Schnabel offers small-firm responsiveness and big-firm capabilities, partnering with you through the life of your project. Our designers, innovators, and industry experts have successfully tackled projects in remote locations, challenging environments, and for communities large and small across the U.S. and in over 150 countries. One thing we’ve learned from over half a century of solving major and minor infrastructure challenges is the value of our professional relationships. We believe the best outcomes result when we serve as a true partner to each client on every project — in building better, together. 

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt What do you get when you’re “Represented by Schwabe”? Innovative solutions from lawyers who know every deal has a dream and every risk an opportunity. A committed team that understands your industry and cares about your business. And the comprehensive resources of one of the Pacific Northwest’s top full-service law firms. With over 165 attorneys, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt ‎serves its Northwest clients from offices in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene and Salem. ‎Schwabe maintains one of the largest maritime, ports and transportation practices in the Pacific Northwest—from water-related matters and environmental issues to governance and ‎employment to real estate and land use.

Stoel Rives LLP grew up with some of the Northwest’s earliest railroads and electric utility companies. Having gone through many name changes over the years, the current firm is the result of the 1979 merger of two important Portland firms—Davies, Biggs, Strayer, Stoel and Boley; and Rives, Bonyhadi and Smith—followed by the 1987 joinder with the Seattle firm Jones, Grey and Bayley; the firm’s expansion to Boise and Salt Lake City in the 1990s; and the 2001 combination with the California-based firm Washburn, Briscoe and McCarthy. In 2007, the firm expanded to the Midwest for the first time, when it opened an office in the Twin Cities. Encouraged perhaps by the ability of visiting Stoel Rives lawyers to endure the Minnesota winter cold, the firm opened an office in Anchorage, Alaska, in 2008. The latest expansion came in 2013, when the firm opened an office in Washington, D.C.

Summit Strategies was founded in February 2015 by five partners with more than 150 years of government and government affairs experience following their departure from the government affairs practice at Ball Janik LLP. The Firm maintains offices in Portland and Washington, D.C., and its professionals have extensive experience at both the federal and state levels on matters involving transportation, natural resources, energy, the environment, economic development, tax policy, labor, trade and defense. The Firm represents a number of Northwest ports, a wide range of municipal and county governments, trade associations and business clients. Summit professionals have helped clients secure significant contracts and federal funding for their projects and have helped shape favorable federal and state policies that advance their objectives.

Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of high-end consulting and engineering services. We are 27,000 employees dedicated to solving water, environment, sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and international development challenges for our clients and communities. 

Van Ness Feldman is a nationally recognized law and policy firm providing legal counsel, thought leadership, and policy strategy to clients navigating the complex intersection between business and government. Van Ness Feldman professionals have a deep familiarity with port governance including permitting, development, and operational issues facing port districts and their commercial and industrial facilities, including marine terminal facilities. With over 100 professionals in Seattle, Washington D.C. and the Bay Area, Van Ness Feldman is renowned for representing clients in the inter-related areas of energy, the environment, natural resources, public lands, real estate, land use, and infrastructure development.

Wapato Valley Mitigation and Conservation Bank (sponsored by family-owned Plas Newydd, LLC) is an 876-acre multi-resource wetland mitigation and conservation bank located in the Columbia River floodplain in Clark County, Washington. Wapato Valley will provide mitigation credits for: impacts to wetlands and other aquatic resources authorized under the Clean Water Act; fish credits (in the form of DSAYs) for NMFS ESA-listed salmon; conservation credits for streaked horned lark; and Oregon white oak priority habitats (a county-regulated Critical Area).