Custom Mitigation SolutionsWildlands provides targeted on-site and off-site mitigation solutions for large infrastructure and development projects such as flood control, highways, rail lines, airports and utilities as well as large commercial, retail and residential development projects. Our custom mitigation solutions save clients invaluable time and millions of dollars due to our efficient process and successful mitigation strategies.
Wildlands' turn-key custom mitigation solutions services include:
- Land Acquisition: Wildlands' experienced acquisition team identifies and acquires land or habitat easements in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.
- Planning: Wildlands' team of environmental planners, restoration ecologists, botanists, and wildlife and aquatic biologists develop plans and obtain permits for off-site mitigation for wetland, riparian and upland habitats.
- Design/Build: Wildlands' landscape architects develop habitat restoration designs and construct restoration projects.
- Land Stewardship: Wildlands' stewardship team actively manages the completed landscape, including biological monitoring, integrated agriculture, public access and water management.
Aitken Mitigation Preserve
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) required extensive wetland, riparian and endangered species mitigation for construction of the Highway 65 Bypass in fast-growing Placer County, CA. Wildlands, working in cooperation with Caltrans, identified, acquired, permitted and obtained regulatory agency approval for the Aitken Mitigation Preserve.
With mitigation arranged at an operating preserve before impacts, Caltrans obtained needed permits more quickly. With this project, Caltrans estimated that the project saved the agency $15 million compared to other mitigation options.