We navigate complex environmental and wetlands projects.
With major financial backing and a multidisciplinary approach, we specialize in revitalizing idle properties, turning environmental liabilities into sustainable assets. Explore our recent projects to discover how we bring together remediation, restoration, and reuse to create lasting positive impacts.
Linnton Mill Water Credits
Historical Use: Plywood Mill
Restored Use: Mitigation Bank
Start date: 2015
End date: On-going
Land: 20 Acres
Problem: The Linnton property was idle and empty for 15 years, regularly vandalized, creating a blight for the local community.
Solution: RestorCap transformed the former Superfund site, including a 200,000 square foot abandoned factory, into a mitigation bank. By gaining approvals for NRD credits from the Trustee Council and Section 404 credits from the US Army Corps of Engineers, we revitalized the site to a thriving ecosystem in the middle of a heavily industrialized section of the Willamette River.
Removing 2,000 pilings from the shoreline and submerged lands, and excavating about 400,000 cy of soil to create valuable off-channel habitat for several endangered salmon species, the Linnton bank is the only approved US Army Corp of Engineers mitigation bank in Portland. The bank supports ongoing remedial actions and aid in the preservation of important endangered species.
Agency Partnership: Portland Harbor Natural Resource Trustee Council, US Army Corps of Engineers, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Harbor Natural Resource Trustee Council
Credits offered: Dual-credit mitigation bank with credits (DSAYs) that can be used to offset Natural Resource Damages (NRD) impacts as well as impacts to wetlands and waters under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act
Rivergate Renewable Energy Storage
Historical Use: Bulk Petroleum Storage & Wood Treatment Facility
Restored Use: Renewable Energy Storage
Project Start Date: 2019
Project End Date: 2023
Land: 40 Acres
Problem: The former Time Oil bulk storage site was a Superfund site mired in bankruptcy courts for many years. The result was 40 acres of prime industrial land in the center of Portland Harbor unusable for about 30 years, and was the largest contiguous unused parcel in Portland.
Solution: RestorCap marshaled its technical, financial, and legal resources to transform the former petroleum tank farm into a renewable energy storage facility. Collaborating closely with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, we designed, financed, and implemented the final remedy, ensuring a risk-free transfer of the brownfield site to this groundbreaking use.
The battery storage facility was recently sold to Eolian Energy and is slated to store renewable energy generated from solar and wind. This will help Oregon meet its zero-carbon goals. Our adaptive reuse strategy turned this underutilized land into a valuable asset for sustainable energy storage after sitting idle for decades.
Agency Partnership: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Organic Wood Waste Reuse
Fort Bragg, California
Historical Use: Lumber Mill
Restored Use: Organic Soil Amendment and Mitigation Bank
Project Start Date: 2021
Project End Date: On-going
Land: 200 acres
Problem: The landfill contains approximately fifty acres of the site was used as a wood waste landfill in support of a former lumber mill. The landfill contains about approximately 500,000 cubic yards of biomass.
Solution: RestorCap is converting the biomass into a valuable organic soil amendment, and in the process create preservation and other ecological credits. Restorcap will also restore it to wetlands, while simultaneously obtaining clean landfill closure from the Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Our proposed process will rapidly transform the wood waste into a valuable organic soil amendment, which will add valuable carbon and other nutrients to the soil, permanently sequester atmospheric carbon, and significantly conserve water need for crops. This project showcases our commitment to environmental preservation, sustainable land use practices, and creative problem solving.
Agency Partnership: Regional Water Quality Control Board