Monthly Archives: May 2017

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Wildlands currently manages over 19,000 acres in the Southern California desert alone. We are actively doing our part to foster the long-term viability of the covered species and habitats in one of California’s harshest landscapes. One of said species, Agassiz’s Desert Tortoise, is currently listed as threatened by the State and Federal governments. Wildlands’ biology and land management staff are regular visitors to the desert surveying for tortoise and managing the properties in appropriate ways so that the tortoise can thrive. Most recently, our biology team ventured down to place signs in an effort to deter trespassing, especially ATVs that…

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Wildlands has recently completed its fourth mitigation preserve in Imperial County, bringing the company’s total amount of protected habitat to over 400 acres within the County.  Species and habitat types protected include the western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), the flat-tailed horned lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) and Waters of the State.  On behalf of our clients, Wildlands acquired suitable lands and obtained agency approvals to comply with various permits including California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Incidental Take Permit (ITP), Streambed Alteration Agreement (SAA), and County mitigation requirements. Over 300 acres are dedicated to the western burrowing owl, a California species of…

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