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The Alder Creek NRDA Bank received its first credit release in 2015 and is scheduled to obtain the second credit release by the end of the year. Approximately 7,000 marsh plants were installed in 2015 and 33,000 trees and shrubs were planted in 2016. An additional 24,000 marsh plants and 25,000 trees and shrubs will be planted on the site this summer/fall. Restored habitats on the site include shallow water, mudflat, intertidal marsh, scrub-shrub, riparian, and oak woodland which benefit the various salmon species found in the Willamette River as well as all other species that rely on the Willamette…

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This employee spotlight features Cindy Tambini, Director of Planning and Compliance. Cindy is a Midwesterner from Wichita, Kansas. Staying true to her roots, she remained close to home and attended Wichita State University, home of the Shockers, where she completed her Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree. After receiving her diploma, Cindy took a job in the airline industry where she added an impressive 10 years of experience to her resume. Her work ultimately led her to relocate to San Jose, California, where she went back to school at California State University, Hayward (now known as California State University, East Bay)…

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Having nearly 30 active mitigation and conservation banks currently open for credit sales keeps us busy! Each bank is at a different stage of development, from finishing up the completion of construction to establishing a successfully functioning habitat. Credits generated at all banks are subject to a credit release schedule, based upon reaching certain habitat performance and/or endowment funding milestones. Recently Released Credits: San Luis Rey Mitigation Bank, San Diego County, CA Wetland re-establishment and rehabilitation Toad Hill Ranch Mitigation Bank, Placer County, CA Seasonal wetland creation Vernal pool creation Credit Releases In-Process: Liberty Island Conservation Bank, Yolo County, CA…

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We concluded our final year (Year 5) of monitoring on the Rogue Valley Conservation and Mitigation Bank and are planning to request another credit release this summer. The Bank site is looking great and we continue to meet the pre-determined performance standards for vernal pool vegetation, hydrology, vernal pool fairy shrimp, and large-flowered woolly meadow foam. Over the years, native plant species richness within the vernal pools increased 25% (from 20 species to 25 species). Managed grazing has remained an important tool on the Bank. Grazing is used to remove the previous year’s dry grass (i.e. thatch) which allows the…

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Lincoln CreekFest 2016 October 8, 2016 McBean Park in Lincoln, California The goal of CreekFest (formerly the Salmon Celebration) is to expand awareness and importance of our local and regional creeks, streams, watersheds and wildlife and habitat that depend on them. The celebration will focus on supporting thriving salmon populations by highlighting booths with salmon-themed topics and activities, along with educational tables to engage the public. If you’d like to learn more information about Lincoln CreekFest please click here.   Renewable Energy Markets 2016 October 16-18, 2016 Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, California The REM Conference is an annual…

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Twin Cities Wetland Preserve Sacramento County, California Wildlands’ 255-acre Twin Cities Wetland Preserve was established in 2007 and contains 15 acres of restored vernal pool, riparian scrub, and seasonal wetlands and 12 acres of preserved vernal pool wetlands. Located in the Southeastern Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Region, the site also provides over 200 acres of Swainson’s hawk foraging habitat. Wildlands recently sold the Preserve’s last remaining vernal pool preservation acreage to solve a client’s mitigation obligation associated with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biological opinion. As documented in its most recent annual report, the Preserve is in excellent condition…

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Dear Friends, The year of 2016 marks our 25th Anniversary—it is truly amazing how time flies when you are having fun! Reflecting back to the beginning, Wildlands had a vision of a conservation strategy. We truly had no idea that our pioneering efforts would become such an integral part in the development of the mitigation banking industry as we know it today. Incorporated in 1991, Wildlands embarked on an uncharted journey to develop the first entrepreneurial wetlands mitigation bank in the West. Little did we know we would also have to create the framework for the concept because it had…

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This employee spotlight features Brian Monaghan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Brian was born and raised in Palos Verdes in sunny Southern California. At American University in Washington, D.C. (Go Eagles!), Brian graduated with a degree in Political Science. He got his first introduction to the banking industry in 1994 as an assistant project manager for a start-up wetland mitigation banking firm in the same city where he attended college. It was a lean and mean outfit, so Brian was able to learn all aspects of the business from the ground up, from permitting to land management and market analysis….

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2016 California Land Conservation Conference March 8-10, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Wildlands participated as a sponsor of the 2016 California Land Conservation Conference, described as “the largest land and water conservation gathering in the state.” The annual conference is organized by the California Council of Land Trusts and attracts over 500 attendees, including land trust organizations, public agencies, foundations, and conservation professionals. For more information about the California Council of Land Trusts click here.   2016 AEP Conference April 3-6, 2016 San Diego, CA Wildlands is a sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Conference, Cities…

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Wildlands recently participated in Pathways to Nature – an outdoor, hands-on educational outing for local 4th and 5th grade students. The goal of this activity was to connect these young students with nature and encourage them to get outside to see the powerful effects of preserving, conserving and utilizing natural resources found at a cattle ranch. Pathways to Nature was hosted by Chet and Angela Vogt on their cattle ranch – 3 Creeks Ranch, and organized by The Glenn-Colusa CattleWomen in Glenn County, California. Many industry professionals volunteered their time and work, including Wildlands’ own biologist, Jacob Robinson. Jacob drew from…

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