Federal Agencies Propose Major Changes to the Endangered Species Act

On July 19, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (collectively, Agencies) announced proposed revisions to Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations. The proposed changes have the potential to affect ESA permit timelines, delisting of species, designation of Critical Habitat, and whether species listed as threatened in the … Continue Reading »

San Rafael Sunset Criterium 2018

The family-friendly San Rafael Sunset Criterium cycling race will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 along 4th Street in downtown San Rafael. One of the most common forms of American road bike racing, the criterium is a multi-lap race held on a closed course. These races are extremely fast and are accessible for spectators to … Continue Reading »

in·sight newsletter [Summer 2018]

The latest edition of WRA’s in·sight newsletter is out now. The Summer 2018 edition features exciting news and blog posts as recap of upcoming conferences and events. Click here to catch up on all our latest news!

UC Davis/WRA Research Poster Featured at the International Congress on the Biology of Fish

WRA’s Dan Chase will attend the International Congress on the Biology of Fish July 15-19, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta. A research poster on the genetic sequencing, distribution, and salinity tolerance for two invasive goby (Tridentiger) in the San Francisco Bay will be featured as a collaboration between the Todgham Lab from University of California, Davis and WRA. … Continue Reading »

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 »