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Team members from Wildlands recently took a group from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on a field trip to our River Ranch Wetland Mitigation Bank. Over 40 USACE staff members attended this mitigation bank visit, including staff from the California, Nevada, Utah & Colorado offices. Wildlands staff set up “hay rides” to transport the large group around the site. The two hour visit included a presentation overview of the Bank along with a tour of the site itself including the recently completed construction and planting of the Phase II habitat. The 113-acre Bank in Yolo County, California was…

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A team from Wildlands recently provided a guided field trip of the Fremont Landing Conservation Bank for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Howard Brown (Sacramento River Basin Chief) and Maura Moody (Fisheries Biologist) headed up the 19 NMFS staff members that joined from the Sacramento and Santa Rosa field offices. Led by 6 Wildlands staff members, the two hour visit included an overview of the Bank along with a walking tour of the site itself. The Fremont Landing Conservation Bank is one of three active NMFS-approved fish conservation banks operated by Wildlands in the Sacramento region. Projects which are required to consult…

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Wildlands is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming AEP Conference, being held March 23rd-26th, 2014 at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, California. The conference is expected to draw attendance of over 300 environmental professionals from around the State and will feature over 38 AICP & MCLE credited conference sessions, 2 environmentally informative credited mobile workshops, over 25 exhibitors and sponsors and top industry keynote speakers. The annual conference is geared toward environmental professionals and will cover a variety of topics, including NEPA and CEQA, Alternative Energy Development, Transportation, and Habitat Mitigation. If you are planning to…

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Wildlands is pleased to announce final bank approval on two important California mitigation banks that provide habitat to federally threatened species. Locust Road Mitigation Bank The first is Locust Road Mitigation Bank, a 75-acre bank located in Placer County, California west of the City of Roseville. Wildlands re-established 11.39 acres of vernal pools and 2.53 acres of seasonal wetlands, and these vernal pools serve as habitat for the federally threatened vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi). The bank received final approval in November 2013 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and U.S. Fish…

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Sacramento River Ranch Wetland Mitigation Bank Construction of the Phase 2 wetland habitat was completed this summer.   A substantial amount of the wetland mitigation credits assigned to the project will be released upon agency review and approval of the construction as-builts, anticipated this fall.  These credits are needed as we see the local Sacramento economy rebound. Fremont Landing Salmon Conservation Bank Approximately 30% of the salmon fisheries credits were recently released for sale at the bank.  Projects which are required to consult with National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and need compensatory mitigation for impacts to listed salmonid species within the…

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An essay by Jacob Robinson Throughout my scholastic and professional career as a biologist, biology has given me many different things along the way. Beyond the obvious benefits it has given me like a paycheck for the last nine years and a handful of classes that didn’t bore me to tears, it has taught me a lot about myself and life. It has made sense out of nature’s chaos and has left me dumbfounded when I had everything figured out. It has given me new perspectives on old ideas and has reinforced old beliefs on new endeavors. It has given…

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Wetland restoration credits are anticipated to soon be available from the 56.5-acre San Luis Rey Wetland Mitigation Bank in San Diego County, California. The San Luis Rey Wetland Mitigation Bank is located in the city of Oceanside and will restore and permanently protect 55-acres of important property located in the San Luis Rey River floodplain. The Bank will provide compensatory mitigation that may be required by federal, state, and local agencies as compensation for unavoidable impacts to wetlands in northern San Diego County. There will be a limited initial release, so please call us at 916.435.3555 to discuss your upcoming…

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2013

The Alder Creek Restoration Project on Sauvie Island, Oregon is one of the most exciting projects in company history. Wildlands is developing a restoration project within the Portland Harbor Superfund Study Area which will assist the Portland Harbor Trustees (Trustees) and Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) achieve cleanup goals within the Harbor. The project will create natural resource credits which will be made available for purchase to PRPs as a mechanism for environmental damage compensation. The project will dismantle a 32-acre active sawmill complex and then restore the site to a mosaic of riparian, channel, tidal marsh, and mud flat habitats….

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2013

Wildlands is pleased to announce construction is complete at the Fremont Landing Salmon Conservation Bank in Yolo County, California. The bank was approved by NMFS to mitigate for impacts listed salmonids species in the Central Valley. The site is located at a critical point in the system at the confluence of the Sacramento and Feather Rivers. The primary goal of the Fremont Landing Bank is to preserve, enhance, and restore riparian and wetland habitat to aid recovery of NOAA listed fisheries. The project will alleviate fish stranding in borrow pits adjacent to the river and enhance and restore riparian habitat….

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The year is a circle with no start and no end, Dodecahedron rolls nine and September we shall begin. Riparian plantings and oak woodlands stress out, Aggravated wasps and poison oak won’t make me lose count. Elderberries and associates surrounded by sheep fences, Sub-plot sampling beats a full census. Giant garter snake marshes are filled to the brim, Now migrating waterfowl have somewhere to swim. Marsh vegetation has grown and is ready to peak, Record Relevé cover to round out the week. The data for the year has all been collected, Now hours of Excel that’s been grossly neglected. Monitoring…

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