Endangered Coho Salmon Return to Redwood Creek

In January 2018, nearly 200 adult Coho salmon were released back into Redwood Creek in Marin County, California. This is the story of their unusual journey home.

WRA Fisheries Expert to Present at the American Fisheries Society Cal-Neva Annual Meeting

The Cal-Neva Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 52nd Annual Meeting will be held February 28-March 2 in San Luis Obispo. The theme of the meeting is “Outside the Bubble”. The conference, which brings together academics, scientists, regulators, and others dedicated to the fisheries community, will focus on the critical need to engage with those … Continue Reading »

Endangered Species Habitat Expanded in Marin

The Creekside Marsh near Hal Brown Park is home to the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse, California Ridgway’s rail, and many other tidal marsh species.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers filled this marsh and many other tidal wetlands in the watershed with dredge spoils in the late 1960’s when the earthen channel for the … Continue Reading »

WRA Guest Column Featured in North Bay Biz Wine Issue

The March 2017 North Bay Biz magazine features WRA’s guest column on the increasing use of drones in the agricultural industry, especially for vineyards. WRA has supported the North Bay wine industry for several decades, from vineyard site selection, development, permitting, and maintenance. Recent advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology, ‑aka drones‑now allows for substantial … Continue Reading »

Callippe Preserve Recognized for Continued Environmental Stewardship

    One of WRA’s legacy projects, the Callippe Golf Course and Preserve in Pleasanton, California, has again been recognized for environmental stewardship. The property has retained a status as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” since 2006 as authorized through a program of Audubon International. Read a recent press release here. Starting in 1999, WRA … Continue Reading »

WRA’s GIS Team to Present at Esri User Conference in San Diego

Esri is the developer of ArcGIS, a mapping software used by private, government, natural resource, and utilities enterprises to asses and model geographical data essential to successful project management, problem solving, and execution. The annual Esri User Conference hosts approximately 16,000 attendees and brings together cross industry leaders from a breadth of fields interested in learning … Continue Reading »

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Central Marin Ferry Connection Bridge

On May 20, 2016, the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) and supporting partner agencies celebrated with Marin community members at the opening of the Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Pathway over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Larkspur. The new bridge provides a safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian connection from San Rafael through the Cal Park Hill … Continue Reading »

WRA GIS and Biology Experts Featured in Spring 2016 BayGeo Journal

Two WRA staff members, GIS analyst Michael Rochelle and biologist Tanner Harris, recently authored a feature article in the latest issue of BayGeo Journal. The article, “Bay Checkerspot Butterfly Dispersal Corridor Modeling for Coyote Ridge”, focuses on a case study using GIS corridor modeling to assess potential impacts to a federally threatened butterfly species associated … Continue Reading »

WRA Botanists Lead Serpentine Ecology Workshop at LandPaths’ Bohemia Ecological Preserve

On May 6, 2016, WRA Botanist Tanner Harris and former WRA Botanist Aaron Arthur led a serpentine ecology workshop at the 1,000-acre Bohemia Ecological Preserve located near Occidental, California.  Due to their unique physical and chemical properties, serpentine soils are known to harbor unique floras often with a number of rare and endangered plants.  Bohemia … Continue Reading »

WRA Wildlife Expert Rob Schell Receives Permit to Conduct Bat Mist-netting and Occupied Roost Surveys

WRA Senior Wildlife Biologist Rob Schell received a permit from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to perform mist netting surveys and monitoring surveys of occupied roosts for California’s most misunderstood flying nocturnal mammals. Rob began working with bats in 2004 and has apprenticed throughout the western states under some of the most expert … Continue Reading »