Reptiles and Amphibians Workshop: Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve

Join Anna Prowant, WRA biologist and Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve Education Docent, on Saturday, April 21, 2018 11am-12pm for a Reptiles and Amphibians talk! Anna will discuss reptiles and amphibians of southern California. More information about the event is on the Preserve’s Facebook page. Details about the Preserve is available on their website.

Enviro-Business Career Fair April 23, 2018

WRA is excited to participate in the Enviro-Business Career Fair at San Diego State University April 23, 2018 from 1:30-4:30pm. Hosted by the Enviro-Business Society (e3), the event will take place in the Montezuma Hall, located within the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.   WRA’s Amanda McCarthy and Anna Prowant will be at Table 25 to talk … Continue Reading »

Living With Water: Walk the Shoreline April 22, 2018

Hosted by the Studio for Urban Projects/Bionic Team for the Bay Area Resilient By Design Challenge, join WRA for this free Earth Day event Sunday April 22 11am-2pm! WRA’s Amanda McCarthy will among the speakers for this 2.5-mile shoreline walking tour. Starting at Pickleweed Park in San Rafael, participants will examine habitat restoration and sea level … Continue Reading »

Register for LandPaths/WRA Serpentine Ecology Workshop

WRA is excited to continue our partnership with LandPaths to lead a serpentine ecology workshop at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve in Sonoma County on April 27, 2018. Join WRA Botanist Aaron Arthur and Serpentine Ecologist Tanner Harris for an informative program including a 2-mile tour of the remote property while learning about the unique plants found … Continue Reading »

in·sight newsletter [Winter 2018]

The latest edition of WRA’s in·sight newsletter is out now. The Winter 2018 edition features exciting news and blog posts, a recap of upcoming conferences and events, and a link to our Spring Environmental Checklist! Click here to catch up on all our latest news!

Spring Environmental Checklist

RARE PLANT SURVEY Conducting a full season of rare plant surveys before designing your project can help you avoid last-minute redesigns and costly project delays. The first step is conducting a habitat assessment to determine whether rare plants have potential to occur on your site and whether surveys are needed. Because different rare plants bloom … Continue Reading »

New USGS Research Article: Coastal Wetlands Response to Sea Level Rise

WRA’s Jordan Rosencranz, former researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey, is co-author of a USGS-led study on coastal wetlands and sea-level rise. The article, “U.S. Pacific coastal wetland resilience and vulnerability to sea-level rise” was published in the Science Advances journal on February 21, 2018. Read the full article here. Additional Resources USGS: New USGS-Led Study Could Help … Continue Reading »

Expanding Opportunities for Environmental DNA Sampling

by Daniel Chase and Patricia Valcarcel The molecule that contains the genetic instructions for life, and is found in every species on the planet, is now opening new doors and providing a powerful tool for biologists and natural resource managers.  Deoxyribonucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA, is fundamental to life.  For decades, scientists have … Continue Reading »

Endangered Coho Salmon Return to Redwood Creek

In January 2018, nearly 200 adult Coho salmon were released back into Redwood Creek in Marin County, California. This is the story of their unusual journey home.

WRA Fisheries Expert to Present at the American Fisheries Society Cal-Neva Annual Meeting

The Cal-Neva Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 52nd Annual Meeting will be held February 28-March 2 in San Luis Obispo. The theme of the meeting is “Outside the Bubble”. The conference, which brings together academics, scientists, regulators, and others dedicated to the fisheries community, will focus on the critical need to engage with those … Continue Reading »