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 »

Spring Environmental Checklist

Stay Ahead of the Permitting and Regulatory Curve Click the icon to download the 2017 Environmental Checklist! With spring right around the corner, it’s important to stay out ahead of environmental requirements and keep your project on track. The activities listed in the following checklist provide guidelines to help assure compliance with regulatory agency permitting … 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 »

Legal Implications for Future Mitigation Banking Instruments

Dr. Ben Guillon, Chief Investment Officer for WRA, Inc., was retained by the U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) to serve as an expert witness in the case “Pioneer Reserve, LLC vs. the United States” before the United States Court of Federal Claims. This case is particularly important for the mitigation banking industry because the … Continue Reading »

Advanced Delineation Training: 11/3-4, 2016

WRA’s Bay Area delineation experts Amanda McCarthy, PhD and Tanner Harris will co-lead a two-day advanced wetland delineation training at the Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC) for Environmental Studies November 3-4, 2016. This training program, provided in joint collaboration with the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) and RTC, will expand upon the wetland delineation principles discussed in … Continue Reading »

WRA Spotlight: Stormwater Experts

WRA’s multidisciplinary team includes a diverse range of talented professionals including individuals with environmental, restoration, and landscape architecture backgrounds that focus on green infrastructure and stormwater design and management. Our team includes individuals certified in stormwater design and permit compliance during construction including the following: Construction General Permit Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) Construction General Permit … Continue Reading »

WRA Recognized as 2016 Best Place to Work

WRA is proud to be recognized as a six-time recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work winner’s list. Congratulations and sincere thanks to all of our dedicated and hard working team members for this incredible honor! Read the full article in the Journal here and some of our staff feedback below.  “People are our number one resource … Continue Reading »

WRA Botanists Go Above and Beyond In Search of Rare Plants

WRA botanists are often tasked with determining what, if any, rare plant species have potential to occur on a project site. To do this, we start by searching databases for known rare plant occurrences in the vicinity and then compare the habitat requirements of each species to the conditions found on the project site. In … Continue Reading »

WRA’s Jonathan Hidalgo Serves as New AEP SF Bay Area Chapter President

Last month, Jonathan Hidalgo, AICP, Associate Environmental Planner at WRA, Inc., was elected by the Association of Environmental Planners (AEP) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Board members to serve as the chapter’s new president. “I am honored to be elected to this important leadership role and give back to an organization that has provided me … Continue Reading »

Latest Ecesis Newsletter Features WRA’s Expertise in Restoration Technology

The latest edition of Ecesis, the newsletter of the California Society for Ecological Restoration, features an article by WRA’s Geoff Smick and Sundaran Gillespie. The article focuses on unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, and their growing use in modeling, mapping, and monitoring vegetation for restoration projects. Click here to read the full article (see page 10). Contact Geoff or Sundaran for questions … Continue Reading »

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