Mitigation Banking at Ridge Top Ranch Provides Habitat for Endangered Frogs and Butterflies

By: Ariella Simke, Freelance Science Writer and Geoff Smick, Chief Executive Officer High in the golden hills of southern Solano County, California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii) hop through the network of restored ponds scattered around the expansive Ridge Top Ranch Wildlife Conservation Bank property. The ponds act as a wildlife corridor, constructed to allow the … Continue Reading »

Corte Madera Tidal Marsh Habitat Restoration and Public Access Complete

By Ariella Simke, Freelance Science Writer, and Ingrid Morken, WRA Landscape Architect In collaboration with The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District), WRA, Inc. designed four acres of restored tidal marsh located within the District’s 72-acre property adjacent to the Corte Madera Ecological Reserve. The project reached a significant milestone on December 10, … Continue Reading »

Devil’s Slide Coastal Trail Jubata Grass Removal

By Ariella Simke, Freelance Science Writer WRA is contracted by the San Mateo County Parks Department to eradicate the highly invasive species Jubata grass (Cortaderia jubata) from the sheer cliffs along the coastal bluffs of the Devil’s Slide Trail in Pacifica, California. Jubata grass is a tall, feathery plant that has quickly spread since first … Continue Reading »