Napa River Rotary Screw Trap Open House May 6

On Sunday May 6, 2018 the Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) will host an open house at the Napa River Rotary Screw Trap. For nearly a decade, the RCD has been using the rotary screw trap, a fish collection device, to monitor fish populations in the Napa River Watershed, with particular focus on steelhead … Continue Reading »

Panel Recap: BPC Shoreline Restoration and Resiliency Workshop

Through WRA’s involvement in the Bay Planning Coalition’s Sustainable Waterfronts Committee, WRA had the opportunity to participate in the Shoreline Restoration and Resiliency Workshop on April 17, 2018 hosted at the Port of San Francisco Commissioner’s Room in the Ferry Building. The perfect backdrop to such a workshop, San Francisco Bay is the center of much discussion … Continue Reading »

CNPS-SCV Wildflower Show April 28, 2018

The California Native Plant Society Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Chapter is hosting its 44th Annual Wildflower Show on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at West Valley College. Th is free event will feature hundreds of species of wildflowers and native plants, lectures, tours, demonstrations, and children’s activites. WRA’s Elan Alford, CNPS-SVC San Mateo Rare Plants Chair, will present Digging … Continue Reading »

WLA/WRA Conservation Finance Series: Part Two Mitigation Banking Now Available

The Western Landowners Alliance and WRA have partnered up on a blog series focused on how landowners can leverage the opportunities offered by conservation finance to further both conservation and economic goals. Each blog will provide an understanding of key concepts, market players and trends, and financial, risk and land management considerations particular to a topic. … Continue Reading »

Reptiles and Amphibians Workshop: Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve

Join Anna Prowant, WRA biologist and Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve Education Docent, on Saturday, April 21, 2018 11am-12pm for a Reptiles and Amphibians talk! Anna will discuss reptiles and amphibians of southern California. More information about the event is on the Preserve’s Facebook page. Details about the Preserve is available on their website.

Enviro-Business Career Fair April 23, 2018

WRA is excited to participate in the Enviro-Business Career Fair at San Diego State University April 23, 2018 from 1:30-4:30pm. Hosted by the Enviro-Business Society (e3), the event will take place in the Montezuma Hall, located within the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.   WRA’s Amanda McCarthy and Anna Prowant will be at Table 25 to talk … Continue Reading »

Living With Water: Walk the Shoreline April 22, 2018

Hosted by the Studio for Urban Projects/Bionic Team for the Bay Area Resilient By Design Challenge, join WRA for this free Earth Day event Sunday April 22 11am-2pm! WRA’s Amanda McCarthy will among the speakers for this 2.5-mile shoreline walking tour. Starting at Pickleweed Park in San Rafael, participants will examine habitat restoration and sea level … Continue Reading »

Register for LandPaths/WRA Serpentine Ecology Workshop

WRA is excited to continue our partnership with LandPaths to lead a serpentine ecology workshop at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve in Sonoma County on April 27, 2018. Join WRA Botanist Aaron Arthur and Serpentine Ecologist Tanner Harris for an informative program including a 2-mile tour of the remote property while learning about the unique plants found … Continue Reading »

in·sight newsletter [Winter 2018]

The latest edition of WRA’s in·sight newsletter is out now. The Winter 2018 edition features exciting news and blog posts, a recap of upcoming conferences and events, and a link to our Spring Environmental Checklist! Click here to catch up on all our latest news!

Spring Environmental Checklist

RARE PLANT SURVEY Conducting a full season of rare plant surveys before designing your project can help you avoid last-minute redesigns and costly project delays. The first step is conducting a habitat assessment to determine whether rare plants have potential to occur on your site and whether surveys are needed. Because different rare plants bloom … Continue Reading »