California Water Use Ordinance Mandates New Approaches for Landscape Construction Projects

by Isaac Swanson and Ingrid Morken California’s water use regulations are complex and often times difficult to navigate for compliance depending on the project type. According to to the California Water Boards, “our changing climate requires Californians to use water more wisely … small changes make a big impact.” The Model Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) requires … Continue Reading »

New Research: Implications for Marsh Restoration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

WRA’s Katie Fedeli is co-author of a recently published study focused on habitat restoration and recovery efforts in northern Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The article, “Recovery of Salt Marsh Invertebrates Following Habitat Restoration: Implications for Marsh Restoration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico” was a collaboration by Industrial Economics, Inc., … Continue Reading »

Oak Knoll Groundbreaking September 12, 2018

  On September 12, 2018, the Oak Knoll development project broke ground after nearly decades of planning. WRA’s Amanda McCarthy, Kari Dupler, and Susie Bennett attended the event as guests alongside our client SunCal, government officials including Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland City Council President Larry Reid, and local community leaders. The site, formerly … Continue Reading »

WLA/WRA Blog Series: Part Eight – Final Thoughts 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 »