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.
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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.
For an urban environment to truly thrive, people also need to be able to enjoy the physical and emotional benefits of natural settings. I love that WRA helps foster healthy relationships between the built and natural environment.
Bolinas Lagoon Wye Wetlands Restoration Project
Marin County, CA
This grant-funded project focuses on restoring Lewis Gulch Creek and the wetlands area at the northern tip of the lagoon, an 1,100-acre Ramsar wetland of international important located in Marin…
The project will connect Lewis Gulch Creek to its floodplain, restore the historic alluvial fan, enhance fish passage, provide sea-level rise resiliency, and improve traffic safety.
The Bolinas Lagoon tidal estuary is a 1,100-acre Ramsar wetland of international importance located in Marin County. The project focuses on restoring Lewis Gulch Creek and the wetlands area at…
WRA provided hydraulic modeling, creek restoration and native landscaping design, biological and wetlands assessments, CEQA environmental compliance, and permitting strategy.
WRA is responsible for hydraulic modeling and analysis using HEC-RAS, creek restoration design, and alternatives analysis for the pre-design phase. Restoration elements include a large log-based bank protection structure at…
The overarching theme is restoring more natural flows and fish passage and an overall resilient ecosystem.
Three alternatives for the proposed bridge and culvert geometries at Olema-Bolinas Road were developed and evaluated based on modeling a range of hydrologic conditions. The site’s flow regime was simulated…