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 designed to provide a mosaic of wetland habitats including 40.5 acres of freshwater marsh complex and 61.2 acres of corps jurisdictional riparian scrub habitat.
The Bank is approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife to provide freshwater marsh complex and 404 riparian credits as compensation for impacts to waters of the United States and waters of the state within the approved service area.