WRA Wildlife Experts to Present at 2020 California and Nevada Amphibian Populations Task Force Meeting

Two wildlife experts from WRA will present research at the 2020 California and Nevada Amphibian Populations Task Force Meeting in San Diego, CA on January 9-10. WRA Senior Wildlife Biologist, Rob Schell, will present his paper: Environmental DNA (eDNA) Sampling as a Method to Detect Rare or Elusive Aquatic Herpetofauna: Two Case Studies. In this … Continue Reading »

WRA Botanists to Exhibit at 2020 Northern California Botanists Symposium

WRA is a proud sponsor of the 2020 Northern California Botanists Symposium, January 13-14 in Chico. This year’s theme is “The Diversity of Northern California Botany: Challenges and Opportunities”. WRA botanists Aaron Arthur and Rhiannon Korhummel will attend and be on-hand between presentations at the WRA exhibitor table — please stop by and say hello … Continue Reading »

Bianca McCarron, VP, Finance Joins WRA

WRA, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Bianca McCarron as Vice President, Finance. Bianca has nearly 15 years of financial and operational experience in both the consulting and construction sectors. Bianca has successfully led teams through ownership transitions, process improvement, and growth. “Bianca is a great asset for the team as she has … Continue Reading »

WRA Announces Addition of Virginia Mahacek, Senior Geomorphologist

WRA, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Virginia Mahacek, Senior Geomorphologist. With 27 years of experience, Virginia brings a suite of expertise and skills that align perfectly with WRA’s Vision and serve the company’s current client base as well as cultivate new connections. “I am really excited to have Virginia join our team … Continue Reading »

New Research Published on Wetland Rapid Assessment Method

WRA Senior Biologist Kari Dupler is lead author of a research paper recently published called “Rapid Assessment of Wetland Condition Reflects Amphibian Community Composition”.  Kentucky has lost over 80% of its wetlands, and because state-wide monitoring was historically minimal, this number is likely underestimated. The Kentucky Wetland Rapid Assessment Method (KY-WRAM) was developed by the Kentucky … Continue Reading »

Miles Gullingsrud, VP, Operations Joins WRA

WRA, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Miles Gullingsrud as Vice President, Operations. Miles has more than 15 years of experience leading critical operational support including project delivery, technology, people, and culture. With a professional background in administration, finance, and technology, Miles brings a blended experience of organizational process and operational delivery. “We … Continue Reading »

WRA Poster Presenter at Cal-IPC Symposium 2019

WRA is a proud sponsor of the 2019 California Invasive Plant Council’s annual Symposium on October 15-18 in Riverside. This year’s theme is Evolving Management Perspectives in a Changing World. WRA biologist Tyler Hanson was selected to present a poster at this year’s event titled “Measuring change in a changing world: the power of statistics … Continue Reading »

Final Rules Published on Major Changes to the Endangered Species Act

Series 2: Species and Critical Habitat Listing and Prohibitions on Take for Threatened Species By Patricia Valcarcel, Senior Biologist and ESA Specialist On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (collectively, Services) published three proposed revisions to Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations, and on August … Continue Reading »

WRA Wildlife Experts to Present at 2019 AFS & TWS Joint Conference

Four wildlife experts from WRA will present research at the 2019 joint American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society (AFS & TWS) Conference in Reno, Nevada from September 29 through October 3. September 30, 2019 at 4:40 pm: The Value of a Non-Traditional Long Term Data Set: Sampling at a Former Naval Dry Dock presented … Continue Reading »