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 »

WRA Featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine

WRA Principal George Salvaggio was recently interviewed by Landscape Architecture Magazine discussing how his team’s design practice integrates in to a multidisciplinary office. Read the full article here. 

Colorado Ecosystem Services Partnership Event Explores Carbon Sequestration

WRA will host the Colorado Ecosystem Services Partnership (CESP) event on December 4, 2017 at the Colorado State Land Board. The program will explore carbon sequestration in the state. Carbon crediting plays a vital role in mitigating global climate change and can also provide valuable revenue streams for private and public landowners. Tim Plass, will provide … Continue Reading »

WRA Eelgrass Expert to Present at CERF Conference

The Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation will hold its biennial conference November 5-9, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island. CERF publishes a leading journal titled “Estuaries and Coasts” providing a platform for which scientists can share their work.  Scientists gather at the event to share research in progress and findings. WRA eelgrass expert, Gwen Santos, will … Continue Reading »

Environmental Law Conference Panel Features WRA ESA Expert

WRA’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) expert Ken Sanchez will join a panel at the 2017 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®. Session 27: Receding and Advancing Jurisdictional Boundaries and the Interplay Between Federal and State Wetlands and Species Regulations will take place Sunday, October 22nd at 11 a.m. The panel will provide a comprehensive overview of … Continue Reading »

WRA Supports 12th Annual ‘Moonlight on the Marsh’ Gala

WRA is proud to support the Friends of Ballona Wetlands as a sponsor of this year’s Moonlight on the Marsh gala. The event will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the CenterPointe Club in Playa Vista. The non-profit’s mission is to champion the restoration and protection of the Ballona Wetlands, one of the last … Continue Reading »