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Forest Inventory Basics, Part 2. VP Bret Vicary, PHD, publishes article in Brookfield Second Quarter 2013 Global Timberlands Research Report

When reviewing a potential timberland investment opportunity, a seller will generally provide potential buyers with a detailed forest inventory database, and a significant part of the due diligence process includes verifying the accuracy of this data. To fully appreciate what is involved in generating a typical forest inventory database...More

Maine Gateway captures photo of Brett Hart, PE, at work in Sewall booth at AWEA Windpower

Bangor Region Development Alliance (BRDA) called on companies in the wind industry, both manufacturers and service providers, during the American Wind Energy Assoc. international conference...more

Forest Inventory Basics, Part 1. VP Bret Vicary, PHD, publishes article in Brookfield First Quarter 2013 Global Timberlands Research Report

Imagine for a moment that you are a real estate investor looking at an opportunity to acquire Class A office building in downtown Seattle. When evaluating a real estate investment, a key component of due diligence is verifying the physical attributes of the property, such as square footage, age, condition, location, etc. Investors may disagree about subjective factors like market supply, demand, and growth potential, but the physical attributes are relatively straight forward to measure and...

Aroostook Resources, Inc., awards first phase of Bald Mountain assessment to Sewall. Maine company to lead evaluation of Aroostook County mineral deposit

Aroostook Resources, Inc., part of the JD Irving Group of Companies, has chosen Maine engineering and natural resources consulting firm James W. Sewall Company of Old Town to develop a new mineral resource estimate for Aroostook County’s Bald Mountain mineral prospect.  Discovered in the mid-1970s by former Sewall geologist John Cummings on behalf of the Northeast Joint Venture, the deposit is being evaluated as a potential source of copper, zinc, gold, and silver.  This is...

How the omnibus energy bill will benefit Maine. VP Andrew Sturgeon, PLS, publishes opinion piece on Maine omnibus bill in Bangor Daily News

There’s no arguing Mainers are paying too much for energy — significantly more than elsewhere in the country. For some time, Gov. Paul LePage has been saying that he wants to lower electricity rates, promote the expansion of natural gas infrastructure, lower energy costs for businesses and consumers, and redirect resources toward lowering heating costs using new and expanded Efficiency Maine Trust programs. More

Northern Maine Community College welcomes wind industry leaders. Sewall engineers Jan Murchison, PE, and Brett Hart, PE, recognized for contributions to the NMCC wind power technology program

Wind industry leaders from throughout the state, representing Maine, national and global companies, received a perrsonalized tour of the Northern Maine Community College Wind Lab to view the wind turbine recently installed for teaching purposes. More

Sewall hires LaMarr Clannon as Stormwater Engineer

Sewall is pleased to announce the hire of LaMarr  Clannon as Stormwater Engineer. Ms. Clannon will complement and expand Sewall’s engineering capabilities in low impact development (LID) stormwater management, promoting innovative methods that infiltrate stormwater into groundwater to reduce impervious surface runoff.  Ms. Clannon brings 18 years’ experience in environmental engineering, including technical and management positions at the EnviroCorps, an AmeriCorps...

Sewall hires Lee Freeman as Vice President, Global Business Development

Sewall is pleased to announce the hire of Lee Freeman as Vice President, Global Business Development.  With 35 years’ experience in forestry and natural renewable resources, Mr. Freeman will lead Sewall’s business development and consultative sales in biomass, carbon and other renewable energy markets, complementing Sewall’s existing staff expertise in engineering, geospatial, and forestry and natural resources consulting. Mr. Freeman comes to Sewall from Thomson...

Using ecospatial GIS to site offshore wind. Geospatial technology helps power Maine's ocean wind industry. An article on Sewall's Ocean Wind Energy GIS in North American Clean Energy

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has recently allocated over $200 million in grants to develop and deploy offshore wind energy projects in the Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico, and off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.  This funding is dedicated in part to advancing offshore wind technologies through select demonstration projects, seven of which have been awarded first phase funding for engineering, design, and permitting; with potential follow-on funding for siting, construction, and...

Rockland County, NY, streamlines storm response. An article in GeoInformatics on Sewall's interactive online mapping tool by Gary Mullaney, Senior Consultant, and Lisa Schoonmaker, Director of Marketing and Communications

Hurricane Sandy, a post-tropical cyclone of unprecedented ferocity, made landfall in the US near Atlantic City, New Jersey, on October 29, 2012. Merging with a frontal system from the west, Sandy delivered 70+-mile-per-hour winds and a storm surge that flooded major cities and flattened coastal communities. As the storm approached the eastern seaboard, Rockland County, a Hudson River community 15 miles northwest of New York City, declared a state of emergency, activating the County Emergency...

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