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Wildlands is committed to supporting efforts here in our community, and those efforts can also have an impact abroad. Feed My Starving Children is a highly rated, 501(c)3 charity where 93% of all donations go directly toward packing and distribution of these meals. Over the last four years, thousands of volunteers from the Sacramento area have come together to pack more than 1.8 million meals to feed malnourished children around the world. While we don’t know where meals packed will go before they are packed, we always know they will go to children in need. In 2013, 272,000 of the meals…

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Wildlands is pleased to announce the Lytle Creek Conservation Bank (“Bank”) has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”). The Bank will permanently protect and preserve approximately 182 acres of suitable habitat for the conservation of the federally endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat and Santa Ana River woollystar. The Bank is located in the Lytle Creek wash area north of Interstate 210 and southwest of Interstate 215 in San Bernardino County, near the cities of Fontana and Rialto. The San Bernardino kangaroo rat is federally endangered and listed by the State of California as a Species of…

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The Wildlands San Luis Rey Wetland Mitigation Bank was recently approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region. The Bank is located north of State Route 76 and adjacent to Mission Vista High School in the City of Oceanside. Once completed, the Bank will restore approximately 56 acres of native floodplain wetland habitat along the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside, California. The property, acquired by Wildlands in 2011, was historically utilized for agriculture, but most recently for tomato cultivation. The Project will reconnect an 1,800 foot…

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This summer, Wildlands sponsored the annual California Council of Land Trusts Mitigation Summit held at The California Endowment in Los Angeles. The Summit offered informative presentations and lively discussions on the latest mitigation topics in California. The Summit was attended by mitigation bankers, land trusts, resource agencies and public/private development interests from all over California. We look forward to participating again in 2015. Learn more about the California Council of Land Trusts

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The Alder Creek Restoration Project is an aquatic, riparian, and upland forest restoration and enhancement project developed in coordination with the Portland Harbor Natural Resource Trustee Council. The habitat values provided by this Project can be used to offset Natural Resource Damages (NRD) resulting from past industrial use along the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon.   The Project is located on a 52.3-acre property on the southern tip of Sauvie Island, at the divergence of the Willamette River and Multnomah Channel, approximately 10 miles north of downtown Portland, and within the northern extent of the Portland Harbor Study Area (NOAA…

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Wildlands is pleased to be attending two upcoming conferences in California. The first conference is the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) 2014 Spring Conference & Exhibition May 6-9, 2014 in Monterey, California. Click here to learn more about the ACWA conference. We’ll also be exhibiting at the California Society for Ecological Restoration (SERCAL) 2014 Annual Conference May 13-15, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California. Learn more about the SERCAL show. Please stop by our booth and meet our team if you’ll be attending either of these events.

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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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