WRA Co-Hosts a Hiking Tour as Part of Justice Outside Explore-A-Thon 2022

Co-Written by Ivy Poisson, Derell Griffin, and Pema Lin On July 16, 2022, WRA co-hosted an event with Justice Outside in Half Moon Bay, as part of their Explore-A-Thon series. Ivy Poisson, Biologist, and Derell Griffin, Senior Restoration Landscape Designer, led a group of interested community members in a hiking tour of the Wavecrest southern … Continue Reading »

EPA Set to Revise Clean Water Act’s Section 401 Regulations

By Bianca Clarke, Regulatory Permitting Specialist The 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), commonly referred to as the 2020 Trump Rule, restricted States and Tribes authority to implement Section 401 of the Clean Water Act most notably by limiting their time frame for review and the conditions that could be imposed on federal permits. On … Continue Reading »

WRA Announces Additional 2022 Staff Promotions

Congratulations to our team members for their recent promotions! We celebrate each of you for your incredible career accomplishments and contributions to the company. We look forward to your future success at WRA! Leadership Promotion Congratulations to Mike Nieto for his promotion as WRA’s Southern California Natural Resources Director! Mike joined WRA in 2018 and … Continue Reading »

How Wildfire Preparedness Supports Community Resilience

By Cailin Notch, WRA Community Resilience Planner Wildfire preparedness requires work at multiple scales. Individuals should prepare their residences to be more fire-resilient by regularly maintaining their home and landscaping, and by preparing an emergency preparedness plan and a “go-bag.” Wildfire preparedness also needs to take place at the community scale, which is the work … Continue Reading »

2022 WRA Career Milestones

WRA is honored to announce these team members celebrating major WRA career milestones in 2022! We are grateful for your outstanding contributions to the company Vision and wish you continued success. Bravo! Want to learn more about joining our team? Visit our Careers page!

USFWS Proposes Foothill Yellow-legged Frog for Listing Under the Federal Endangered Species Act

By Brian Freiermuth, WRA ‌Senior Wildlife Biologist and Project Manager On December 28, 2021, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced through the Federal Register that it is proposing to list 4 of 6 defined Distinct Population Segments (DPSs) of Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (FYLF; Rana boylii) under the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The … Continue Reading »

New CEQA Statutory Exemption for Habitat Restoration Projects

By Erik Schmidt, Regulatory Specialist Law Provides for Initial 3-year Period with CDFW Oversight California continues to break new ground in efforts to accelerate critical habitat and ecosystem restoration projects with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects (SERP). The exemption is a key part of the California Natural Resources Agency’s … Continue Reading »

Dr. Greta Brownlow Joins WRA, Inc. as Environmental Planning Director

WRA, Inc. is thrilled to welcome Dr. Greta Brownlow as Environmental Planning Director. Dr. Brownlow brings more than 20 years of experience specializing in environmental planning and analysis, policy research and analysis, and community outreach. She brings a diverse portfolio of experience working collaboratively with public agencies, private developers, and local communities to plan key … Continue Reading »

WRA Celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

Women comprise 51% of WRA’s staff and are vital contributors to the work we do as a company. WRA appreciates the leadership and contributions of our team! International Women’s Day is Tuesday, March 8th, 2022. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias.  “The most important thing one woman can do for another is expand her sense of … Continue Reading »