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23
Jul
2014

Colusa Basin Mitigation Bank Approved to Sell Giant Garter Snake Credits

June 22, 2014 — Colusa County, Calif. – Colusa Basin Mitigation Bank (CBMB), 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) habitat and other wetlands on 160 acres in Colusa County. The first issue of credits is

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24
Jun
2014

Westervelt Co-hosts Gopher Tortise Course

On June 17th – June 19th, Westervelt partnered with the Longleaf Alliance, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Gopher Tortoise Council to offer a short course entitled Longleaf Academy 301: Restoration and Management of Gopher Tortoises and their Habitat. The event took place in Lucedale, Mississippi and included a tour of Westervelts, gopher tortoise

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18
Jun
2014

Approved! – Colusa Basin Mitigation Bank

Westervelt Ecological Services has received approval of Colusa Basin Mitigation Bank (CBMB) by State and federal natural resource agencies to restore giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) habitat and other wetlands on 160 acres in Colusa County. The first issue of credits will soon be available. Approval of CBMB adds to a larger matrix of conservation

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27
May
2014

Approved! – Dutchman Creek Conservation Bank

Westervelt Ecological Services is pleased to announce the approval of Dutchman Creek Conservation Bank. Approval of Bank by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife adds an additional 501 acres in Merced County, California, for the protection of state and federally listed species and their habitats. Westervelt worked

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25
May
2014

Dutchman Creek Conservation Bank Receives CDFW and FWS Approval to Sell Credits

May 25, 2014 — Merced County, Calif. – The approval of the Dutchman Creek Conservation Bank (DCCB) by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife adds 501 acres in Merced County for the protection of state and federally listed species and their habitats. The DCCB contributes to theGrassland

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14
May
2014

Eastern Coachwhip Snake Spotted at Big Sandy

We happened upon this impressive Eastern Coachwhip at our Big Sandy Mitigation Bank in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama this week. This non-venomous snake is one of the largest native snakes in North America, with adults averaging from 50-72 inches long. Local lore attributes its name to the belief that the snake will attack and beat humans

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14
Apr
2014

Tracking the Flow of Water

A Time Lapse Video of Cosumnes Floodplain Mitigation Bank Cosumnes Floodplain Mitigation Bank is a 472-acre floodplain restoration site located at the confluence of the Cosumnes and Mokelumne Rivers, in Sacramento County. The Cosumnes River is one of the last undamed rivers in California that fluctuates water levels due to the tidal influence of the

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28
Mar
2014

Stream Restoration at Alabama River Mitigation Bank

The Alabama River Mitigation Bank’s (ARMB) in-channel stream restoration project is complete!  This project was instrumental in the restoration efforts being undertaken at ARMB. The in-channel stream work involved Priority One (P1) and Priority Two (P2) Restoration, per U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requirements. The restored, low gradient channel replaces 2,895 linear feet (LF) of an

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27
Mar
2014

Wetland and Stream Restoration in the Alabama River Basin Enhanced by Mitigation Bank

Hybart, Ala. — Alabama River Mitigation Bank (ARMB), a project by private mitigation company Westervelt Ecological Services, has been approved by agencies to restore plant and animal habitat – mostly wetlands and stream rehabilitation – on 971 acres in Wilcox and Monroe Counties. The first issue of credits (Wetland – Bottomland Hardwood and Stream) is

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