Habitat Restoration / Mitigation


Understanding biological processes underlying habitats is the key to successful restoration. Hydrology and grading create wetland and riparian habitats based on conceptual designs from landscape architects and biologists. By restoring the native plant communities, we create habitat for birds, mammals, insects and amphibians that are native to where we live.

Bixby Marsh Restoration and Outdoor Education Facilities

WRA restored 18-acres of freshwater marsh and created outdoor educational facilities for local schools. The marsh was reconfigured to prevent ground water intrusion of adjacent treatment facilities. List of Services: wetland delineation, regulatory permit applications, concept design, interpretive panel design, construction documents, construction observation services, fresh water marsh restoration design, project management and management of engineering subconsultants

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Yosemite Slough Restoration

Located within State Park’s first urban park, the Yosemite Slough Restoration Project includes the restoration of 12 acres of tidal wetlands in San Francisco, the remediation of contaminated soils within the Park and the creation of new park facilities for the enrichment of the Hunters Point neighborhood. List of Services: biological surveys, wetland delineation, regulatory permits, CEQA/EIR, soil remediation design, tidal wetland design, design of public parks, construction observation services, fund raising support, project management and management of engineering and soil remediation subconsultants.

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Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access

WRA assisted the East Bay Regional Park District in their process to restore and enhance more than 40 acres of tidal marsh and construct an important segment of the SF Bay Trail that will link Richmond to Point Pinole Park. Restoration design included analysis of how the new tidal marsh and Bay Trail would be affected by rising sea levels. List of Services: sea level rise analysis, tidal marsh design, seasonal wetland design, analysis of restoration alternatives for CEQA and EIR, wetland delineation, wildlife surveys, preparation of regulatory permit applications, SF Bay Trail design, analysis of the effects of sea level rise on tidal marsh habitat and public access facilities, grading plans for tidal marsh and seasonal wetland restoration.

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