Pema Lin, VP, People Operations Joins WRA

WRA, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Pema Lin as Vice President, People Operations. Pema has more than 15 years of experience in recruiting and human resources (HR) across a variety of industries. “I am happy to have Pema join our team,” said Geoff Smick, WRA Chief Executive Officer. “Not only is she … Continue Reading »

Devil’s Slide Coastal Trail Jubata Grass Removal

By Ariella Simke, Freelance Science Writer WRA is contracted by the San Mateo County Parks Department to eradicate the highly invasive species Jubata grass (Cortaderia jubata) from the sheer cliffs along the coastal bluffs of the Devil’s Slide Trail in Pacifica, California. Jubata grass is a tall, feathery plant that has quickly spread since first … Continue Reading »

WRA Announces New Landscape Restoration Company

WRA, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of WRA Landscape Restoration Inc. (Contractors State License Board #1068767, C-27), its newest subsidiary company offering a suite of landscape restoration services to our clients and project partners.  “The addition of a landscape restoration contracting company expands our capabilities to a full spectrum of restoration services to … Continue Reading »

Research article published on Merced River restoration co-authored by WRA senior geomorphologist

The international journal River Research and Applications recently published an article co-authored by WRA senior geomorphologist Virginia Mahacek. The article, titled “Opportunities and Challenges for Restoration of the Merced River through Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, USA”, is posted in a virtual edition of the journal. From the abstract: Successful river restoration requires understanding and … Continue Reading »