Peninsula Urban Forestry

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Peninsula Urban Forestry

Arborists, Biologists, & Planners Managing Ecosystems in Wild and Urban Environments

Peninsula Urban Forestry’s team is synthesized from a dynamic group of experienced, educated, and well traveled individuals. Our origins are scattered throughout the County but we’ve all found passion in the Pacific Northwest environment. Our educational backgrounds include ecologic restoration, wetland sciences, arboriculture, urban forestry, wildlife conservation, marine sciences, forestry, the arts, botany and environmental policy.

Our list of clients include homeowners, developers & builders, engineers, Cities & Counties, state and federal agencies, landscape architects, hospitals, colleges, geotechnical and engineering professionals, contractors, surveyors, home-owners associations, tree service providers, and fruit tree farms.

Meet Our Team

JOHN BORNSWORTH

PRESIDENT – BOARD CERTIFIED MASTER ARBORIST & ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER

John Bornsworth, president of Peninsula Urban Forestry, provides leadership and strategy to an interdisciplinary team of practitioners and scientists. John aims to develop goal orientated solutions to complex environmental issues within our communities. With an integrated, holistic approach urban plant ecology and green space management, he brings new perspectives to community forestry, green infrastructure and urban design. His sectors of experience are community forestry, tree diagnostics, plant ecology, permaculture design, and vegetation management.

JUSTIN VENDETTUOLI

WETLAND SCIENTIST

Justin Vendettuoli received his B.S. in Wildlife and Conservation Biology from the University of Rhode Island, with a research focus on ecological impacts of invasive species. After relocating to Washington State to work in conservation and discovering a love of wetlands, he expanded his education with the University of Washington’s Wetland Science and Management certification program. Since joining Peninsula Urban Forestry’s team Justin has aided in environmental consulting and permitting, and supported the GIS and Mapping aspects of the firm. Justin further diversifies Peninsula Urban Forestry’s ecologically comprehensive team by bringing research expertise and a passion for wetlands.

MICKI MCNAUGHTON

URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY PLANNING

Micki is an urban forestry and natural resource consultant focused on helping communities realize the maximum potential from their urban trees and natural spaces through planning and program development. She is an International Society of Arborists Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist, and is certified in Wetland Science and Management through the University of Washington.

CASSIDY GRATTAN

WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST

Cassidy Grattan’s 20 years of diverse wildlife experience is key to our biological consulting and habitat resource assessment. He has surveyed for endangered species in California & Washington.

COURTNEY BORNSWORTH

CONSULTING ECOLOGICAL ARBORIST

Courtney is a trained zoologist and marine biologist. She has spent the last five years working in the fields of salmon habitat restoration, botany, and wetland ecology in both Southeast Alaska, and Western Washington. She now spends her time out in the field conducting surveys, designing restoration plans, and assisting with urban forestry consulting for Peninsula Urban Forestry. She is a Certified Arborist and a Qualified Tree Risk Assessor through the International Society of Arboriculture. Courtney manages our native plant nursery.

JESSE DULIN

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Jesse has a B.S. in Environmental Science through Western Washington University and an AAS in Surveying and Geomatics through Peninsula Community College. Jesse brings a diverse set of skills to the company. Aside from over a decade of traversing the land and water of the Pacific Northwest as a survey technician, she has a working knowledge of the “behind the scenes” requirements for many environmental projects.

JOSH CHENOWETH

SR. ECOLOGIST

Joshua Chenoweth has worked in vegetation management for over 20 years, including 17 years as a botanist for Olympic National Park. In 2007, he received his M.S. in Ecological Restoration from the University of Washington. He has a comprehensive understanding of forest ecology, invasive species management, plant propagation and installation, vegetation monitoring, mapping and adaptive management.

LIZ DONADIO

ORNITHOLOGIST/WILDLIFE BOTANIST

Over 15 years’ experience working as a field biologist with environmental consulting companies, construction and land management companies, universities and government agencies including U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey. Expertise in ornithology and botany.

TOMMY ROCHE

VEGETATION MANAGER

Tommy has an affinity for native plants of the Pacific Northwest and protecting the diverse ecosystems this flora creates. Through field technician work on the Olympic Peninsula, he saw firsthand how invasive species impact biological integrity and the natural resources we rely on. Tommy has a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Portland State University with a specialty in Ecology and Conservation. He brings passion to integrated pest management with a holistic focus on our environment.

DAN SULLIVAN

DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

Dan Sullivan comes from a background in digital creative media and social media marketing.  After spending several years working for Canon in Virginia while alternately spending most weekends solo-hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and across parts of the Appalachian Trail, he moved to Washington for bigger adventures.  With an FAA Remote Pilot Certification, Dan operates our UAV technology for Aerial Mapping & Imagery Services.

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TARYN ASMUS

RESTORATION TECHNICIAN

Taryn has a variety of field experiences that include working exclusively with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe on the Elwha River restoration project, wildlife survey conducting, native plant nursey work, supervising and working with conservation corps members in trail work, habitat restoration and invasive species control, working with private and commercial landscapes, and grounds work for tree removals and pruning. Taryn also has experience in administration, working with the public and outdoor education.

What We Do

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We offer science-based ecosystem management of urban and wild trees, forests, wetlands, shorelines and rivers. Our holistic approach to ecosystem management incorporates traditional practices of environmental and ecological management, with the inclusion of urban and community development and sustainable design. Our team is consistently working to improve the quality of tree care, ecological restoration, wetland and shoreline management and forestry through education, science and practice.

How Can We Help?

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We provide expert guidance in all stages of ecosystem, land, and tree management: from feasibility and planning, to execution and development to long-term care and maintenance.

Our scientific investigations and reporting is rigorous, informative, reliable and meets regulatory requirements for your jurisdiction. We write arborist reports, wetland delineations, site-specific impact assessments, shoreline variances, and forestry planning. We can assist you in planning your urban forest, your residential forest, or your environmental mitigation site.

Where Do We Service

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We are based in Port Angeles within the Northern Olympic region of Western Washington. Our experience ranges the west coast, from Southern California the Pacific Northwest. We provide tree care, ecological restoration and sustainable landscaping services to most of western Washington, including Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston, Island, Pierce, Grays, Pacific, Snohomish counties. Our professional consulting services are licensed and insured in Washington, Oregon, California and Michigan. We also provide consulting services to Victoria in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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