• Water storage

    Water storage

    Although the drought is over in much of California, our Mediterranean climate creates the need for stored water. SHN assists clients in permitting and designing water storage.
  • Groundwater sustainability

    Groundwater sustainability

    SHN geologists are assisting Humboldt County in evaluating the sustainability of the Eel River Valley Groundwater Basin.
  • Trenchless technologies

    Trenchless technologies

    Using horizontal directional drilling, SHN installed an underwater power cable in Gig Harbor, Washington.
  • Environmental protection

    Environmental protection

    New wastewater collection and interceptor pipes, and a new pump station, eliminated sewage overflows into aquatic habitats.
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  • Community engagement

    Community engagement

    SHN, the Redwood Community Action Agency, and the City of Arcata organized a walkability assessment.
  • Droning on

    Droning on

    Our unmanned aerial vehicles ("drones") provide maps and aerial images and video that visually communicate complex ideas.

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NEWS & EVENTS NEWS & EVENTS ARCHIVE

Bob Brown, AICP, elected to California AEP Vice President of Programs

Bob Brown was elected by members of the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) to serve as Vice President of Programs for the North Coast.  The AEP is a non-profit association of public and private sector professionals, who share a common interest in serving the principles that underlie the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which include environmental assessment, analysis, public disclosure, and reporting. 

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SHN welcomes Jordan Ludtke

Jordan Ludtke is our most recently hired intern, working primarily in the Eureka office.  Jordan is an environmental resources engineering student at Humboldt State University, and will graduate in May 2017.  She brings experience in environmental construction regulations and environmental audits to SHN, having interned for a private company for three summers, where she enforced policies on construction sites and trained employees.

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Mike Palmer is SHN’s 2016 Safety Champion

SHN’s Safety Committee awarded Mike the title of 2016 Safety Champion plus a $100 Visa gift card.  Over 16 years, Mike has been safely working in a wide range of fields efforts at SHN, including drilling, excavations, confined space entry, mines, and asbestos and lead sampling and monitoring, without an accident or injury or lost work time.  That’s over 33,000 hours!  He is consistently safety vigilant, making sure that we are aware of near misses and close calls, and that we address conditions that created those potential problems.  Mike has recently taken responsibility for the safety program of our Redding office, working with Max Kaufman in our Eureka office, and Mike Foget, our Corporate Health and Safety Manager.

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Mendocino College Foundation Gala Raises over $110,000

Mendocino County’s best food, wine, beer, champagne, and gifts were showcased at the Mendocino College Foundation’s Annual Gala on October 1st, which raised over $110,000 for the Foundation.  SHN supported the event by donations of both money and time; SHN Willits Principal and Regional Manager Tom Herman sits on the Board of Directors and is currently Chair of the Land Committee, which manages, maintains, oversees and makes recommendations to the Board involving the disposition of real property.  Tom has been an active Board member for 15 years, representing the Willits area of residence.

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Mentoring inspires youth and ensures our future

Mentoring inspires youth and ensures our future

By Bob Brown, AICP.  January was National Mentoring Month, but our opportunity to thank people we know as mentors continues throughout the year.  We suggest that more mentoring and mentors are needed here on the North Coast.

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Memo to Millennial Engineering Students

Memo to Millennial Engineering Students

Welcome back to another nose-to-the-grindstone semester/quarter!  We salute your extreme work ethic, and your ability to keep focused on the goal of graduating and working to make the world a better place.  Here are some things to think about when you’re waiting for that numeric modeling program to run.

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A career is an individual’s journey of learning and work, and whether SHN is a quick side-trip or a long and rewarding segment depends on the similarities of our future paths.  SHN’s path is one that values enhancing our communities and creating a rewarding environment for employees and shareholders.  We value team work, life-long learning, and family, health and work balance.

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Featured Projects

  • Martin Slough Sewage Collection System Upgrade, Eureka, CA
    Civil Engineering

    Martin Slough Sewage Collection System Upgrade, Eureka, CA

    SHN’s redesign of the sewer system eliminated overflows to Martin Slough, saved the City and taxpayers $2.8 million in construction costs, and decreased future energy use by eliminating 13 pumping stations.

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  • Seismic Hazard Evaluation at an Operating Hydroelectric Dam
    Geosciences

    Seismic Hazard Evaluation at an Operating Hydroelectric Dam

    SHN geologists investigated a known fault system to determine potential seismic hazards to the dam.  Trenchscan technology was used to record images that were later digitally merged to create a single image of the entire trenched area.

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  • Biological Monitoring for Willits Highway 101 Bypass Construction
    Biological Sciences

    Biological Monitoring for Willits Highway 101 Bypass Construction

    Beginning in 2012, SHN’s Biologist of Record managed a crew of 30 biologists that identified nesting locations of birds, prepared  and implemented salmonid relocation and dewatering plans, conducted Northern Spotted Owl surveys, and prepared daily and quarterly reports documenting the interactions between construction activities and regulated biological resources.

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  • “Hazmat” Investigation and Remediation at 46 CAL FIRE sites
    Environmental Services

    “Hazmat” Investigation and Remediation at 46 CAL FIRE sites

    Since 1995, SHN has performed environmental site investigation, hydrology studies, surveys, permitting, remediation design, and infrastructure evaluation and repair designs at 46 sites for CAL FIRE, the California state agency for real estate services (DGS-RESD), and the Division of the State Architect. 

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  • Low Impact Development of Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House
    Water Resources

    Low Impact Development of Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House

    With Ann Baker Landscape Architecture, SHN assisted in the design of the Museum’s new outdoor nature education facility, incorporating stormwater wetlands and bioretention areas, and encouraging groundwater recharge with infiltration trenches and permeable pavements.

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  • Materials Testing and Special Inspections at Frank R. Howard Hospital
    Materials Testing

    Materials Testing and Special Inspections at Frank R. Howard Hospital

    SHN’s field and laboratory efforts were observed and approved by inspectors from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), the agency that ensures safe healthcare facilities.

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    Peninsula Light Company in Gig Harbor, WA thanks SHN

    “The Peninsula Light Company and its members will continue to benefit from your efforts long into the future due to the project’s sustainability. On my part, I would like to express my congratulation and gratitude for the professionalism, effort, and persistence you exhibited during the execution of this challenging HDD project. I would be proud to work alongside any of your crew members and staff that brought success to this project.”

    — Dennis P. Walden, P.E.
    Peninsula Light Company

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