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 »

WRA Fisheries Biologist Dan Chase invited to present at upcoming IEP workshop

The Interagency Ecological Program (IEP), provides ecological information and scientific leadership for use in management of the San Francisco Estuary for adaptive management, water project operations, and planning and regulatory purposes relative to endangered fish and the aquatic ecosystem. IEP’s Annual Workshop will be held April 20-22, 2016 in Folsom, California and focuses on sharing … Continue Reading »

Species Translocation Optimizes Conservation Bank Value at Ridge Top Ranch

A recent article published in National Mitigation Banking Association’s Winter 2015 newsletter focuses on the success of federally-protected species translocation at Ridge Top Ranch Wildlife Conservation Bank.  The results, in combination with available credits to mitigate future impacts, provide an opportunity to bolster financial value for conservation banks and increase the potential return for investors … Continue Reading »