Positive impact can manifest in many ways but there is net benefit for some aspect of the system that a project touches, whether environmental or societal. We also value the positive impacts our work has on our staff’s experience and development.
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We’re an environmental consultancy that’s making a net positive impact. As a tenacious team of planners, engineers and scientists, we believe in leaving the lands we love better than we found them.
Science is at the heart of everything we do.
We love rolling up our sleeves and taking on new challenges. Whether in the field or over Zoom, we work as an integrated team to bring you creative and efficient solutions rooted in science and led by data.See All Services
We excel where the natural world meets human progress.
From wildlands and parks to community spaces and infrastructure, our clients lean on us to help them navigate the complex regulatory environment and achieve project goals.See All Markets
Our purpose starts with people.
We’ve nurtured a culture where our team can design experiences that balance their work and their life. You can feel a sense of pride about making a mark as an individual and clearly see the greater net positive impact on the communities we love.
In this new era of increasing wildfire frequency, the need to understand how to manage vegetation properly is more important than ever if we are to protect our native ecosystems, communities, and first responders.
San Francisquito Creek Bank Stabilization
Palo Alto, California
WRA was retained to restore a failed bank bordering San Francisquito Creek that forced the Children’s Health Council (CHC) to temporarily close its playground and outdoor learning area due to…
WRA worked with CHC to secure grant funding for the project, evaluate and select design alternatives, and integrate bioengineering approaches. The conceptual drawings helped communicate the project design to project…
This is a great example of how a creek bank stabilization can both protect property and benefit the environment. WRA’s design required a heavy engineering solution to stablize the eroding…