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 »

New USGS Research Article: Coastal Wetlands Response to Sea Level Rise

WRA’s Jordan Rosencranz, former researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey, is co-author of a USGS-led study on coastal wetlands and sea-level rise. The article, “U.S. Pacific coastal wetland resilience and vulnerability to sea-level rise” was published in the Science Advances journal on February 21, 2018. Read the full article here. Additional Resources USGS: New USGS-Led Study Could Help … Continue Reading »

Expanding Opportunities for Environmental DNA Sampling

by Daniel Chase and Patricia Valcarcel The molecule that contains the genetic instructions for life, and is found in every species on the planet, is now opening new doors and providing a powerful tool for biologists and natural resource managers.  Deoxyribonucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA, is fundamental to life.  For decades, scientists have … Continue Reading »

Registration Open for Wetland Delineation Training 2018

WRA’s wetland delineation experts Tanner Harris and Aaron Arthur will lead a 40-hour comprehensive, hands-on introductory wetland delineation course March 19-23, 2018. More details and to register.

Endangered Coho Salmon Return to Redwood Creek

In January 2018, nearly 200 adult Coho salmon were released back into Redwood Creek in Marin County, California. This is the story of their unusual journey home.