The 2019 CEQA Guideline Update and What It Means for You

By Rachael Carnes, Environmental Planner While the environmental permitting world is abuzz with talk of the ever-shifting “Waters of the U.S.” definition, the State of California recently released revised CEQA Guidelines, and they could have important implications for your project. The Natural Resources Agency adopted final text, which was approved by the Office of Administrative … Continue Reading »

Pathogen Poses Threat to Habitat Restoration and Open Space Projects in California

By Isaac Swanson, Tanner Harris, and Kari Dupler Phytophthora is a water-borne fungus transmitted through contact with infected soil, water, or leaves. Some Phytophthora species are relatively innocuous, but others–like Phytophthora ramorum, the cause of Sudden Oak Death–can be deadly to woody shrubs and trees and even to some grass and marsh species native to … Continue Reading »

Registration Open for Wetland Delineation Training 2019

WRA’s wetland delineation experts Tanner Harris and Aaron Arthur will co-lead a 40-hour basic wetland delineation training at San Francisco State University’s Estuary and Ocean Science (EOS) Center in Tiburon, CA on March 25-29, 2019.   This training, provided in joint collaboration with the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) and the EOS … Continue Reading »

Happy New Year!

We hope you all have enjoyed a safe and joyous holiday season. We start our new year off with gratitude for your support as our clients and project partners. From all of us at WRA, we wish you a happy 2019 and look forward to continued success together.