Work, work, work.

For over two decades, Veda has worked with clients to protect the environment through policy, communications and education. The results speak for themselves.

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Our trainings and one-on-one coaching are based on over two decades of experience of simplifying the message. We can help you convey technical information in a straightforward and comprehensive way, giving your project an opportunity for greater impact. We offer 1-, 2- and 3-day sessions custom designed to your organization’s unique needs and circumstances. Download the Trainings We Offer or see an Overview.

Successful meetings, workshops and events rarely happen by chance. Our professional team of facilitators helps ensure success through careful research, planning and design. From there, we bring our well-oiled facilitation skills to guide group conversations and efforts that achieve consensus on priority actions to move important issues forward.

We help build public outreach processes and products that engage citizens and businesses so that projects have the public’s support and buy-in right from the beginning.

We guide public, private, tribal and non-profit organizations through thoughtful, engaging, and fun planning processes that build relationships and advance important efforts.

We are experienced at stakeholder mapping to identify essential stakeholders for key topics and issues. We then design processes that engage them appropriately to ensure voices are heard and key entities are included.

We translate from science into English by working with scientists, technical experts and resource managers to communicate technical information that is meaningful and actionable for decision-makers, planners and the public.

We design workshops that deliver. How? By focusing on the key ingredients: a solid outcome-oriented agenda, detailed preparation, seamless orchestration, and comprehensive follow-up.

Training and certifying designers and contractors in sustainable landscaping practices to reduce impacts to Lake Whatcom

CLIENT: City of Bellingham

YEAR: 2016-2017

VEDA PROVIDED: Training, Public Outreach, Science Communication

Training: risk communications, stakeholder engagement and science communications

CLIENT: International Oil Spill Conference

YEAR: 2017

VEDA PROVIDED: Training

Establishing a no-discharge zone for Puget Sound

CLIENT: Washington Department of Ecology

YEAR: 2012-2013

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation, Stakeholder Engagement

The legacy of Seattle’s electricity network – removing old transformer stations

CLIENT: Seattle Public Utilities

YEAR: 2015-present

VEDA PROVIDED: Public Outreach

Reducing electronic waste in Washington: Ecology’s E-Waste Program

CLIENT: Washington Department of Ecology

YEAR: 2009-2015

VEDA PROVIDED: Stakeholder Engagement

Creating Washington’s first community forest in the Teanaway River Watershed

CLIENT: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Department of Natural Resources

YEAR: 2015-2016

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation

Cleaning up and restoring the Duwamish River and South Park neighborhood

CLIENT: Seattle City Light and Port of Seattle

YEAR: 2014-2017

VEDA PROVIDED: Public Outreach, Stakeholder Engagement

Protecting the West Coast from oil spills

CLIENT: Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force

YEAR: 2012 - present

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation, Public Outreach, Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Workshop Planning

Protecting Seattle's waterways with raingardens

CLIENT: City of Seattle and King County

YEAR: 2012-present

VEDA PROVIDED: Public Outreach, Stakeholder Engagement

Training the oil spill prevention and response community to communicate with and engage stakeholders

CLIENT: Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force and Clean Pacific Conference

YEAR: 2015

VEDA PROVIDED: Training, Science Communication

Training stormwater professionals to design, install and maintain Low Impact Development (LID) facilities

CLIENT: Washington State Department of Ecology and Washington Stormwater Center

YEAR: 2008-present

VEDA PROVIDED: Training, Science Communication

Protecting and restoring habitat in the City of Bellingham

CLIENT: City of Bellingham

YEAR: 2012-2016

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation, Public Outreach, Stakeholder Engagement, Workshop Planning

Resolving landowner conflicts in the upper Skagit River basin: managing the North Cascades elk herd

CLIENT: Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

YEAR: 2013-2016

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation, Stakeholder Engagement

Leque Island Alternatives Analysis: engaging citizens to recover salmon in the Skagit River Delta

CLIENT: Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

YEAR: 2013-2016

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation, Stakeholder Engagement

Northwest Straits Commission Annual Retreat

CLIENT: Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative

YEAR: Annually: 2014 to present

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation

Engaging Puget Sound communities in oil spill preparedness and response

CLIENT: Northwest Straits Foundation

YEAR: 2014 - 2015

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation, Public Outreach, Workshop Planning

Identifying barriers and incentives to reduce shoreline armoring

CLIENT: Island County

YEAR: 2015 - 2016

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation, Strategic Planning

Nooksack River Watershed (WRIA 1) Planning Unit coordination

CLIENT: Whatcom County Public Works

YEAR: 2015-2016

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation

Reducing small spills: coordinating the Pacific Oil Spill Prevention Education Team (POSPET)

CLIENT: Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force

YEAR: 2012-present

VEDA PROVIDED: Facilitation

Veda was extremely helpful in translating the complex science of the project into comprehensible language.

- Ron Shultz, Director of Policy & Inter Governmental Relations, Washington Conservation Commission