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Wildlands hosted a field tour of our San Luis Rey Mitigation Bank (“Bank”) for the regional IRT training course held in Southern California at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in July. On the final day of the course, Regulators had the opportunity to visit the Bank for an instructional presentation of the site that covered everything from Bank establishment to long-term monitoring. Wildlands’ Director of Planning Cindy Tambini, with the assistance of Senior Vice President Brian Monaghan, presented the site’s history and the Bank entitlement process. Director of Design Build Jeff Novak reviewed the Bank’s design and construction, and Senior…

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has declared this week (June 3-11) California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW).  CDFW invites all Californians to volunteer to partake in the fight against invasive species that are impacting our natural resources throughout the state. “The goals of the CISAW are to increase public awareness of invasive species issues and promote public participation in the fight against California’s invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources,” (“California Invasive Species Action Week” 2017). Part of Wildlands’ mission to protect our properties in perpetuity consists of invasive species intervention throughout the year to…

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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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Rogue Valley Mitigation and Conservation Bank Jackson County, Oregon The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) have authorized the Bank’s second credit release. To qualify for the release, the Bank met the required vernal pool and upland vegetation performance standards, and exceeded the large-flowered woolly meadowfoam plant population baseline. The Bank offers combination mitigation/conservation credits as compensation for wetland impacts permitted by USACE and/or DSL, and federally listed species including vernal pool fairy shrimp and large-flowered woolly meadowfoam as determined by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Contact us for a quote…

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2017 National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference (NMEBC) May 9-12, 2017 Sacramento, California Wildlands staff will be actively participating in the 2017 conference with an exhibit booth, a session speaker, and by hosting a field trip to kick off this year’s theme of investing in the environment. If you plan on attending, please stop by our booth to say hello and catch our PNW Director of Environmental Operations, Julie Mentzer, presenting on NRDA Policy and Practice during Session 8 on Thursday, May 11th. If you were able to secure a spot at our sold-out field trip event and barbecue lunch…

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In addition to biological monitoring services, Wildlands now offers rangeland management services. With an on-staff Certified Rangeland Manager (CRM), licensed through the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, Wildlands can provide technical assistance on rangeland projects throughout the state of California. The CRM program is designed to provide landowners and managers with professional expertise in managing California’s rangeland resources, while complying with applicable state laws. Wildlands manages tens of thousands of acres of habitat for special status plants and animals. In addition to habitat management, Wildlands owns and manages a cattle herd of over 1,000 cows. This combination…

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With over 90 mitigation projects, Wildlands has protected over 45,000 acres of habitat for sensitive species throughout the west coast. Although mitigation and conservation banks are established for specific species or habitat types, there are often additional underlying benefits not recognized through the sale of mitigation and conservation credits. Case Study #1 Pajaro River Mitigation Bank San Benito County, California Pajaro River Mitigation Bank was established to preserve existing natural wetlands and construct seasonal marsh, semi-permanent emergent marsh, and seasonally open water/mudflat habitats on the 273-acre site. The Bank is approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) to…

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ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo Wildlands attended the American Society of Landscape Architects 2016 Annual Meeting recently held in New Orleans. The annual gathering brings together landscape architect professionals to share ideas, participate in educational sessions and field visits, and network with fellow attendees. Wildlands’ very own Allegra Bukojemsky moderated a panel of experts on the topic of integrating ecology into landscape design. Click here for photos of the event and click here to learn more about the ASLA organization.   9th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference The 2016 conference is taking place now at the Sacramento Convention Center in…

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Did you know that along with being a wildlife mitigation company, Wildlands is also a licensed fencing company? In just the last few years Wildlands has installed more than 30 miles of fencing, with almost 10 additional miles of fence scheduled to be installed in the new year.   We have fenced Wildlands projects as well as other independently contracted projects in all three states along the west coast, surrounding landscapes from lush meadows to harsh southern California deserts.   If you are interested in more information about fencing work, please contact us at (877) 435-3555.

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