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 Initiates the Development of a Carbon Co-op with Sempervirens Fund

WRA, Inc. is kicking off the development of a first of its kind forest carbon crediting program in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. The program is being developed in partnership with Sempervirens Fund, California’s oldest land trust, and is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The program, formerly referred to as 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 »

Press Release: The Earth Partners Acquires a Portfolio of Mitigation Banks in Texas

WRA, Inc. and Conservation Investment Management, LLC congratulate The Earth Partners LP on their acquisition of a portfolio of stream and wetland mitigation banks in Texas from Ecosystem Renewal. The bank properties represent an opportunity to protect over 3,300 acres of freshwater and tidal wetlands that provide critical habitat to waterfowl and other aquatic species. … Continue Reading »

WRA Hosts Colorado Ecosystem Services Partnership Event on Strategic Land Conservation in the West

WRA hosted a Colorado Ecosystem Services Partnership (CESP) event on February 23, 2017 at the Colorado State Land Board. More than 20 attendees braved a winter storm and came from as far as San Diego, California to attend three presentations focused on “Strategic Land Conservation in the West.” Program and Presenters Erik Glenn, Executive Director … Continue Reading »

2017 National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference

WRA is a proud sponsor of the 2017 National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference (NMEBC). Entering its 20th year, NMEBC is committed to advancing and protecting the environment in a financially sustainable way. This year’s event will take place May 9-12, 2017 in Sacramento. The program includes interactive sessions, panels, moderated forums and training opportunities. A … Continue Reading »

WRA Co-Sponsors Bank Tank® at NMEBC 2017

A platform to connect with investors at NMEBC 2017 In its second year at the National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference, Bank Tank® is a program that connects investors with environmentally sustainable projects and land opportunities. Whether you are seeking funding, own land with natural asset potential, or are looking to invest in sustainable opportunities, don’t miss … Continue Reading »

WRA to Moderate Land Conservation Mitigation Summit

WRA’s experts are attending the 2017 Land Conservation Conference, hosted by the California Council of Land Trusts. One the third day of the conference, WRA’s Ken Sanchez will moderate the Mitigation Summit scheduled for Thursday, March 9th. Panelists from regulatory, government, non-profits, and consultant sectors will cover a variety of topics including: Regional conservation investment … Continue Reading »

Registration Open for Wetland Delineation Training 2017

WRA’s wetland delineation experts Amanda McCarthy, Tanner Harris, and Aaron Arthur will co-lead a 5-day basic wetland delineation training at the Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC) for Environmental Studies March 20-24, 2017. This training, provided in joint collaboration with the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) and RTC, will focus on procedures used to … Continue Reading »

Corps Issues Nationwide Permits for 2017

One of the most used authorizations for work in “waters of the United States” is the Nationwide Permit (NWP) under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Regulatory Program. Over 60,000 NWPs are authorized each year by the Corps with more than 700 in California alone. These authorizations cover a wide variety of activities associated … Continue Reading »

Colorado Ecosystem Services Partnership Event

WRA, Inc. and the Colorado State Land Board host an upcoming Colorado Ecosystem Services Partnership (CESP) event scheduled for February 23, 2017 in Denver. The theme of the event is “Strategic Land Conservation in the West.” Speakers include Erik Glenn, Executive Director of Colorado Cattleman’s Agricultural Land Trust and Kelly Bennett, Managing Partner of Ponderosa … Continue Reading »

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