Shoalwater Bay Community Relocation Project


Chris Robideau
Red Plains Professional
2103 NE 129th Street, Suite 201
Vancouver, WA 98686


Holly Blake
Special Project Manager
Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 130
Tokeland, WA 98590


Tokeland, Washington

Shoalwater Bay Community Relocation Project
Shoalwater Bay Community Relocation Project
Shoalwater Bay Community Relocation Project

Project Description

Red Plains has been working with the Shoalwater Bay Tribal Community to plan for the future relocation of their community up out of the Tsunami Impact Zone. Located directly on the Washington State Coast Pacific Ocean’s Willapa Bay, the entire community of this Tribe will be destroyed in a tsunami event. RPP is working with community leaders and the public to develop a community relocation plan. The project has included to date:

Hazard mitigation planning, land use planning, transportation planning, development feasibility analysis, land acquisition, fee to trust transitions, environmental and wetland evaluations, geotechnical investigation, aerial fly over survey, ground survey, primary access road design, conceptual site planning, site and roadway engineering, utility design, drainage analysis, and preliminary cost estimates.

This historic project for the community is moving forward with community buy-in and involvement and tribal leadership direction. RPP is a technical resource assisting the Tribe in developing a well-planned well-designed future home.

Services Provided