Industry Leaders of Water Quality Protection & Fish Resources
We work with Land Developers, Commercial Contractors, and Resource Agencies like you who are wary of dealing with environmental compliance and regulations on their projects.
You’re in the right place if you’re…
Fed up with inexperienced erosion and sediment control inspectors and the environmental regulations surrounding your project and your erosion control 1200-C permit.
Frustrated being fined multiple times from regulatory agencies. Are they threatening to stop granting permits for your projects altogether?
Looking for the higher qualifications of a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) to prevent issues from arising.
Scared your project will get shut down costing you your reputation in the industry, and precious time you don’t have?
Looking for an experienced and professionally qualified biologist to provide fish removal and relocation on your next in-water work project.
Needing an experienced fish and stream biologist to survey for your next timber sale or natural resource project.
We know our dream customers value building quality projects and making a profit. After all, you want to build the best development, road, bridge, or building for the least amount of money so you can stay in business.
We save you from fines caused by permit non-compliance and environmental damage, and time from project shutdowns so you can continue to operate your business as usual.
Our Core Values
Protect our natural resources.
Work with honesty & integrity.
Protect our clients interest.
Point Environmental was started in 2013 by Michael Zenthoefer as a vehicle to better serve clients in the civil development/construction and natural resource management industries.
Our mission is to help our clients preserve the environment and natural resources so they can build excellent projects.
Meet Our Team
Michael graduated from Oregon State University in 2007 with a BS in Environmental Science focused on fish biology and environmental law. He has previously worked for Parametrix as an environmental scientist, permitting manager, and environmental construction site inspector, and for the EPA as a stream surveyor and fisheries scientist.
Michael has diverse experience in environmental services including erosion and sediment control design, installation, maintenance and management, environmental site management, pollution control, in-stream work, aquatic surveying, water quality sampling, and monitoring. As a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), he is able to provide stamped erosion and sediment control plans for various agencies. He has 10+ years on the ground experience with all phases of construction including clearing and grubbing, earthwork, roadwork, in-water work, bridge construction, utilities, and stabilization.
- ODOT Certified Environmental Construction Inspector No. 44011
- ODOT Erosion and Sediment Control Manager No. 44011
- Certified Professional In Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) No. 7386
- 100 Hour Electro-fishing Lead
Max is a University of Portland graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. Max has previously worked as a Water Quality Technician and Erosion Control Inspector in the Portland area. Max joined Point Environmental as an erosion control inspector in 2020.
- Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL # 81704)
Cortney graduated from U.C. Davis with a BS in Community and Regional Development with an Emphasis in Environmental Sciences. In previous years, Cortney has worked with Oregon Fish and Wildlife as a Salmonid Stream Surveyor and has spent upwards of 4,000 hours kayaking on the Clackamas, the Sandy, and the Salmon rivers. She has a variety of experience pertaining to water quality sampling, Electro-fishing, in-field biological data collection, and wildlife handling.
- Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL # 84191)
Abby joined the Point Environmental team in 2020 as an Administrative Assistant and a stand-in sediment and erosion control inspector and fish salvage crew.
Abby graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies and an Associate's Degree in Business. She began her career working as an Environmental Consultant for the Environmental Protection Agency, supporting litigation action at the Portland Harbor Superfund site. From there she worked for the City of Seattle as an Environmental Specialist supporting their involvement in the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site.
- Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL #54076)