George Salvaggio, RLA

Principal

Overview

George Salvaggio is a Principal Landscape Architect with more than 20 years of experience in designing habitat restoration/mitigation projects, designing public open space projects, and planning and designing low impact development projects.  George supervises the Landscape Architecture Department at WRA. He received his Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University where he specialized in native plant propagation, wetland design, and wetland feasibility analysis.  George is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of California.

As a Principal and project manager for a variety of habitat mitigation and restoration projects, George has developed a variety of innovative approaches to modeling wetland hydrology, designing wetlands, and developing successful planting programs for wetlands.  He is also responsible for designing public open space areas, specializing in providing public access to open space areas with water resources such as rivers, creeks, lakes, and shorelines.  Often these projects have a water enhancement or habitat restoration component.  George is also involved in planning and designing low impact development projects, which often include integrated storm water treatment systems, green roofs, the utilization of native plant material or plant material that utilize low amounts of water, the preservation of sensitive habitat areas, the conservation and reuse of topsoil and other soil resources, habitat restoration, and the reuse and recycling of construction materials.

Publications

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Merit Award – Wetland Mitigation at the Santa Lucia Preserve

Northern California ASLA Honor Award – Bixby Marsh Wetlands Restoration and Public Access

Projects

East Bay Regional Park District, Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project, Richmond, California

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, Corte Madera Reserve Restoration Project,Marin County, California

California State Parks, Yosemite Slough Marsh Restoration, San Francisco, California

North Yreka Creek Greenway, Yreka, California

Steamer Landing Park, Park Design and Tidal Marsh Restoration, Petaluma, California

City of Novato, Scottsdale Pond Renovation and Public Access Enhancements, Novato, California

Avena Bella Low Income Housing Development – Sustainable Landscape Design, Turlock, California

Pacific Commons Stormwater Treatment Wetland, Fremont, California

Bay Meadows Stormwater Treatment Wetland,Redwood City, California

Tolay Lake Restoration Alternatives, Sonoma County, California

Broadbeach Beach Replenishment and Dune Restoration, Broadbeach, California

Elsie Gridley Mitigation Bank, Solano County, California

Antonio Mountain Ranch Mitigation Bank, Roseville, California

Mayacama Golf Club, Wetland and Riparian Mitigation, Windsor, California

Big Rock Ranch, Wetland and Riparian Mitigation, Pond Maintenance, Marin County, California

San Joaquin Marsh Freshwater Marsh Enhancement Plan, Irvine, California

Mission Creek Shoreline Restoration, San Francisco, California

Callippe Preserve Golf Course, Endangered Species Habitat Preservation and Wetland and Riparian Mitigation and Monitoring, Pleasanton, California

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, Cornell University. 1995

MS, Computer Science, John Hopkins University. 1988

BS, Biology and Mathematics, Dickinson College. 1980

Other

CA Licensed Landscape Architect, #4707

American Society of Landscape Architects

American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association