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15
Aug
2016

Sutter Basin Conservation Bank

2012 Giant Garter Snake Monitoring Report Westervelt Ecological Services recently received the results from the second year of post-construction monitoring of giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) (GGS) presence and distribution at the Sutter Basin Conservation Bank (SBCB).  Monitoring has been conducted every other year, since the habitat was established in 2008, to evaluate habitat performance

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15
Aug
2016

Meridian Ranch Mitigation Bank – Approved

Westervelt Ecological Services is pleased to announce the approval of Meridian Ranch Mitigation Bank, in Butte County, California. The 377-acre bank is comprised of rolling annual grassland supporting vernal pool and vernal swale habitat. The Bank has received approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,

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7
Oct
2015

Endangered Giant Garter Snake Permenently Protected by Westervelt Ecological Services

July 8, 2015 — Merced County, Calif. – Grasslands Mitigation Bank (GRMB), an environmental project being developed by Westervelt Ecological Services, has been approved by state and federal natural resource agencies to restore Giant Garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) (GGS) habitat and seasonal wetlands on 281 acres in Merced County. “We are excited about the approval

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16
Jul
2015

Grasslands Mitigation Bank – Approved!

Westervelt Ecological Services is pleased to announce the approval of our Grasslands Mitigation Bank (GRMB) by state and federal natural resource agencies to restore Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) (GGS) habitat and seasonal wetlands on 281 acres in Merced County. GRMB is the only project in the area offering mitigation credits to offset impacts to

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22
Apr
2015

Final Credit Release Not An Ending, A Begining

Van Vleck Mitigation Bank Receives Fifth and Final Credit Release It has been five years since construction was completed on Westervelt Ecological Services (WES) 775-acre Van Vleck Mitigation Bank in eastern Sacramento County. Having met all of the performance standards and financial assurances during the interim monitoring and management phase, WES is excited to announce

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26
Mar
2015

Pensacola Bay Mitigation Bank

This video highlights our Pensacola Bay Mitigation Bank in Santa Rosa County, Florida. The bank is a viable compensatory mitigation alternative for wetland mitigation impacts to jurisdictional mixed hardwood and pine flatwoods and hosts a healthy population of carnivorus pitcher plants. The service area for the Pensacola Bay Mitigation Bank includes land in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and

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24
Feb
2015

Prescribed Burning for Habitat Benefit

Earlier this month Westervelt Ecological Services participated in the Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership (GCPEP) cooperative prescribed burn. The group had a monumental task to safely burn approximately 1,200 acres adjacent to I-10 in Florida. Westervelt’s Pensacola Bay Mitigation Bank was part of the area burned. This burn is a good example of showing how

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