May 20, 2024

(Credit: Taylor Balkom/The Columbian)

Parr is happy to be partnering with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and Columbia Land Trust to restore fish passage and nurture the ecosystem on this historic dam removal project.

May 8, 2023

We are thrilled to welcome Liz Vasquez to our team! Liz’s passion for aquatic systems science and engineering, river restoration, and environmental equity makes her a great addition to Parr. Liz graduated a year ago from the University of Washington where she received her Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Since then, she has dipped her toe into the professional world and will be supporting our engineering group with ongoing salmon-focused restoration projects.

March 7, 2023

This month marks Parr’s five year anniversary! In the last five years Parr has grown to a team of seven, moved office locations and completed dozens of projects aimed at delivering more redds for future generations.
We are amazed to look back and see how far we’ve come and look forward to continuing to serve our clients and partners.

Dec 15, 2022
Exciting news for continued efforts to remove Kwoneesum Dam!
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe and partners will be awarded $2,577,880 to remove Kwoneesum Dam on Wildboy Creek.
#damremoval #salmonhabitat #restoration

Sep 20, 2022: Are you ready for a change or looking to grow in your professional career? Parr Excellence, a HUBZone-certified business, certified SBE, and State of Washington Micro Business Enterprise, is an interdisciplinary consulting firm focused on water resources engineering, watershed science, geospatial services, holistic ecosystem restoration, meaningful compensatory mitigation, natural resources management, and environmental planning, permitting and compliance.  We are a collaborative group of professionals looking to grow our team. Whether you are a young professional early in your career, a seasoned professional with decades of experience, or anywhere in between, if you are educated and/or experienced in any of the following disciplines and interests, we want to hear from you!

  • watershed and habitat assessments
  • topographic and bathymetric data collection including LiDAR, remote sensing, post-processing
  • full suite of GIS services
  • hydraulic modeling, engineering, design, and construction oversight of aquatic habitats
  • ecological and biological services of marine, estuarine, fluvial, and other aquatic and terrestrial habitats 
  • field studies, applied research, impact assessments, restoration ecology, and restoration project opportunity identification, prioritization, and development
  • restoration project grant writing, technical review, and program support
  • federal, state, and local environmental permitting support
  • compensatory mitigation project technical services for mitigation and conservation banks including owners’ representation and process guidance, compensatory mitigation needs analysis, and land monetization studies
  • turnkey and permittee responsible mitigation services including, feasibility assessments, project due diligence, alternatives analysis and concept development, design, planning, documentation, permitting, construction oversight, monitoring, and reporting

Parr Excellence offers an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k/ACEC Retirement Trust plan with a 3% contribution to your annual plan
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible working location
  • Cell phone stipend
  • Remote work equipment provided
  • Excellent and supported professional development opportunities and paid licensure dues
  • A fun, supportive, and sustainable work culture, working collaboratively together doing projects in service to our clients, to make our planet a better place for all its inhabitants

Parr Excellence values and is highly committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and celebrate every person’s unique strengths, assets, and values.  Parr is committed to eliminating inequities and biases in all facets of activities and operations.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and may require pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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Sept 1, 2022: Parr Excellence’s office is now located at 173 N. Main Ave., White Salmon, WA 98672. Our new office location (up the hill from Bingen) will better accommodate our growing staff and capabilities.

Our mailing address will remain the same:
302 W. Steuben St., #6, Bingen, WA 98605

June 2022: We are excited to welcome Kelley Jorgensen as Principal and Senior Restoration Ecologist at Parr Excellence. Our company is growing in exciting ways and we look forward to serving our clients and partners with a more robust multi-disciplinary team.

Sarah Creek: Parr recently received a 2021 ACEC Washington Best in State Gold Award for Unique or Innovative Applications, for our work on the Sarah Creek Fish Passage project in Longview, Washington. It was our pleasure to work with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe on this important fish passage restoration. Read more about this project in our portfolio

October 27, 2021: We are pleased to announce our certification as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) business by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). Parr is committed to providing employment opportunities to underserved workforce areas and investment in our local community of Klickitat County.

August 17, 2021: We are pleased to announce that Parr has been certified by the Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) as a Small Business Enterprise.

May 26, 2021: Parr recently received a 2021 ACEC Washington Best in State Gold Award for Unique or Innovative Applications, for our work on the Sarah Creek Fish Passage project in Longview, Washington. It was our pleasure to work with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe on this important fish passage restoration.