Ben Snyder Joins WRA to Lead Engineering Service Line

Ben Snyder joins WRA, Inc. as Senior Water Resource Engineer and will direct WRA’s new engineering service line, providing a suite of engineering and design services for our clients. “We are extremely excited to have Ben on board, said Chief Executive Officer Tim DeGraff. “His expertise now gives WRA a fully integrated platform to bolster our … Continue Reading »

Silicon Valley Clean Water Project Wins AEP 2018 Outstanding Environmental Analysis Award

The Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) held their annual conference in Palm Springs March 25-28, 2018 in Rancho Mirage, California. The Silicon Valley Clean Water Wastewater Conveyance System and Treatment Plant Reliability Improvement Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was recognized with AEP’s top honor – the Outstanding Environmental Analysis Award. WRA wishes to congratulate our … Continue Reading »

Federal and State Regulatory Agencies Approve Antonio Mountain Ranch Mitigation Bank

State, Federal Agencies to Protect Nearly 800 Acres to Offset Ecological Impacts   WRA is proud to announce another huge mitigation banking milestone. On June 6, 2018, regulatory agencies approved the final bank instrument for the nearly 800-acre Antonio Mountain Ranch Mitigation Bank in Placer County, California.  After working with the Interagency Review Team for nearly five … Continue Reading »

WRA Announces Addition of Permitting and Mitigation Expert Leslie Allen

Leslie Allen joins WRA, Inc. as a Senior Regulatory Permitting Specialist focusing on projects affecting streams, wetlands, and endangered species. With more than 20 years of experience and a passion for coastal and shoreline habitats, Leslie lends her expertise to clients to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory permitting process. “Leslie is a recognized leader in … Continue Reading »

USFWS Site Visit: Ridge Top Ranch Wildlife Conservation Bank

The Ridge Top Ranch Wildlife Conservation Bank is a 745-acre ranch located in Solano County, California. The property supports two federally listed wildlife species: California red-legged frog and Callippe silverspot butterfly. On April 11, 2018, bank sponsor Ridge Top Ranch LLC and staff from WRA, Inc. provided a tour of the property to 11 U.S. Fish … Continue Reading »

Tidewater Goby Workshop September 21-23, 2018

WRA’s Daniel Chase is among a panel of expert instructors for the upcoming Tidewater Goby Ecology & Management workshop September 21-23, 2018 at the Pt. Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, California. The event is co-hosted by the Cal/Neva Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Western Section of The Wildlife Society and will cover … Continue Reading »

Northern Mockingbird Article Featured in San Diego Audubon Society Newsletter

WRA’s Anna Prowant contributed an article to the Summer 2018 edition of San Diego Audubon Society’s newsletter Sketches. Her article, Creature Feature: The Northern Mockingbird, can be found on page 7 of the issue. Click here to read the full issue. Anna volunteers as an Educational Docent at the Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve. Learn more about the chapter … Continue Reading »

Napa River Rotary Screw Trap Open House May 6

On Sunday May 6, 2018 the Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) will host an open house at the Napa River Rotary Screw Trap. For nearly a decade, the RCD has been using the rotary screw trap, a fish collection device, to monitor fish populations in the Napa River Watershed, with particular focus on steelhead … Continue Reading »

Panel Recap: BPC Shoreline Restoration and Resiliency Workshop

Through WRA’s involvement in the Bay Planning Coalition’s Sustainable Waterfronts Committee, WRA had the opportunity to participate in the Shoreline Restoration and Resiliency Workshop on April 17, 2018 hosted at the Port of San Francisco Commissioner’s Room in the Ferry Building. The perfect backdrop to such a workshop, San Francisco Bay is the center of much discussion … Continue Reading »

CNPS-SCV Wildflower Show April 28, 2018

The California Native Plant Society Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Chapter is hosting its 44th Annual Wildflower Show on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at West Valley College. Th is free event will feature hundreds of species of wildflowers and native plants, lectures, tours, demonstrations, and children’s activites. WRA’s Elan Alford, CNPS-SVC San Mateo Rare Plants Chair, will present Digging … Continue Reading »