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Environmental Consulting, Engineering and Design!


Environmental Management Systems, Inc. offers our clients the team required to develop property with reason and responsibility. We are an environmental consulting, engineering and design firm utilizing a holistic approach to our clients' development goals; be it residential, commercial or industrial.  By thoughtfully applying innovative technology and proven design techniques, the integrity of the environment as well as the public’s health & safety is maintained.


It's All About the Soils!

Open for Business in the Era of Coronavirus

Adding & Restoring Value to Your Land since 1997

When EMS performs a site evaluation, one of many things were examine closely is the property’s soil conditions. If you’re planning for an onsite wastewater treatment system, the soil’s texture, color, structure and density can indicate how suitable it is for use as a drainfield.  For example, loamy soils are generally quite good, dense clays much less so.  Poor or slow draining soils may appear grey, indicating the presence of a Seasonable High Water Table (SHWT).  Oxidized irons may appear as red mottles, or “redox”,  another indicator of a SHWT.   EMS’s soils experts can evaluate your property’s soils more accurately than the old and time-consuming method of percolation testing and help get you on the way to your property development goals.  It’s no understatement when we say

“It’s all about the Soils!”


As Oregon and Clackamas County slowly begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions, Environmental Management Systems is hoping that in the near future, we'll be able to report we’re almost back to normal again!   We’re still utilizing “work from home” options where feasible and staff is practicing the state’s prescribed social distancing guidelines.  We’ve adjusted to new procedures and invented new ways to get the work done in these unusual times. And when you need to wear a mask, wear a mask!

EMS urges everyone – including our clients – to observe the Oregon Health Authority’s prevention recommendations for the benefit of all Oregonians.
Together, we can help lower the risk of infection for everyone and bring the era of COVID-19 to an end as soon as possible.

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