WRA’s GIS Team to Present at Esri User Conference in San Diego

Esri is the developer of ArcGIS, a mapping software used by private, government, natural resource, and utilities enterprises to asses and model geographical data essential to successful project management, problem solving, and execution. The annual Esri User Conference hosts approximately 16,000 attendees and brings together cross industry leaders from a breadth of fields interested in learning … Continue Reading »

Bike to Work Month at WRA

Each May, WRA team members saddle up to participate in Bay Area’s Team Bike Challenge.  The challenge is a great way for employees to gather around a common goal that promotes a healthy lifestyle, team building, time in the outdoors as well as enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle. Aligned with WRA’s company … Continue Reading »

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Central Marin Ferry Connection Bridge

On May 20, 2016, the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) and supporting partner agencies celebrated with Marin community members at the opening of the Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Pathway over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Larkspur. The new bridge provides a safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian connection from San Rafael through the Cal Park Hill … Continue Reading »

WRA GIS and Biology Experts Featured in Spring 2016 BayGeo Journal

Two WRA staff members, GIS analyst Michael Rochelle and biologist Tanner Harris, recently authored a feature article in the latest issue of BayGeo Journal. The article, “Bay Checkerspot Butterfly Dispersal Corridor Modeling for Coyote Ridge”, focuses on a case study using GIS corridor modeling to assess potential impacts to a federally threatened butterfly species associated … Continue Reading »

Measure AA Passes for a Clean and Healthy Bay

For the past 35 years, WRA (formerly Wetland Research Associates) has been at the forefront of wetland restoration and research in the San Francisco Bay area. Before our company even began, our co-founder, Michael Josselyn, then Director of San Francisco State University’s Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, was a pioneer of modern scientific research … Continue Reading »

Federal and State Regulatory Agencies Approve Largest Wetland Mitigation Bank in California

State, Federal Agencies to Protect 4,000 Acres to Offset Ecological Impacts WRA is proud to announce our mitigation banking department has achieved another huge milestone.  After working with the Interagency Review Team for several years, we were able to garner approvals from the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and … Continue Reading »

WRA Hired as Technical Advisor of Colorado Habitat Exchange

We are proud to announce that WRA, Inc. has been hired to serve as the technical advisor of the Colorado Habitat Exchange. The Exchange is an innovative market-based program for greater sage-grouse conservation in Colorado. The program is expected to be a triple win for landowners, industry and conservation. Landowners will be paid based on the … Continue Reading »

WRA Botanists Lead Serpentine Ecology Workshop at LandPaths’ Bohemia Ecological Preserve

On May 6, 2016, WRA Botanist Tanner Harris and former WRA Botanist Aaron Arthur led a serpentine ecology workshop at the 1,000-acre Bohemia Ecological Preserve located near Occidental, California.  Due to their unique physical and chemical properties, serpentine soils are known to harbor unique floras often with a number of rare and endangered plants.  Bohemia … Continue Reading »

WRA Wildlife Expert Rob Schell Receives Permit to Conduct Bat Mist-netting and Occupied Roost Surveys

WRA Senior Wildlife Biologist Rob Schell received a permit from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to perform mist netting surveys and monitoring surveys of occupied roosts for California’s most misunderstood flying nocturnal mammals. Rob began working with bats in 2004 and has apprenticed throughout the western states under some of the most expert … Continue Reading »