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28
Jul
2011

Burke Ranch Conservation Bank

Vernal Pool Species Sampling This video highlights the vernal pool species sampling at our Burke Ranch Conservation Bank. Sampling is part of the annual monitoring of the site and is required to verify the long term integrity of the preserved habitat, and to document changes from the baseline conditions at the time of establishment of

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8
Jun
2011

Sacramento Tree Foundation Names Westervelt Ecological Services As Legacy Award Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Travis Hemmen (916) 646.3644; themmen@westervelt.com SACRAMENTO TREE FOUNDATION NAMES WESTERVELT ECOLOGICAL SERVICES AS LEGACY AWARD WINNER Sacramento, Calif. – June 8, 2011 -– The Sacramento Tree Foundation recognized Westervelt Ecological Services as this year’s Legacy Award winner for an Inspirational Oak Grove. Presented at the annual Tree Hero Awards Dinner, the

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7
Jun
2011

Eastern Coach Whip At Chickasawhay

Our project manager at Chickasawhay Conservation Bank in Mississippi, John McGuire, is also pretty handy with a camera. He was excited late this spring, however, when he captured something notoriously elusive with his lens. The Eastern Coach Whip is one of the largest (and thought to be the fastest) snakes in North America. Its natural

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19
Apr
2011

Sutter Basin: Then and Now

As our first blog entry, we thought it would be nice to feature a project in a “Before And After” capacity. This video features Sutter Basin Conservation Bank. Like each of our projects, Sutter Basin is near and dear not only to the project manager and implementation team, but also to our management staff, our

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1
Nov
2010

First Approved Red-Legged Frog Conservation Bank in Sierra Nevada a Success for Westervelt Ecological Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Travis Hemmen, Vice President (916) 646-3644; themmen@westervelt.com FIRST APPROVED RED-LEGGED FROG CONSERVATION BANK IN SIERRA NEVADA A SUCCESS FOR WESTERVELT ECOLOGICAL SERVICES Sacramento, Calif. – November 1, 2010 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved Big Gun Conservation Bank in Michigan Bluff, Placer County, California, to provide mitigation for

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19
Apr
2010

WES Staff Participates in Creek Week Clean-Up

On Saturday, April 17th, WES staff participated in Sacramento Creek Clean-Up 2010. Their efforts included removing non-native plants from Bannon Creek, in Natomas area of Sacramento, CA. The effort was done in collaboration with The Sacramento-Shasta chapter of The Wildlife Society. Pictured below are participants Michaelle Longhofer, Lucy Triffleman, Mark Young, Greg DeYoung, Steve Moore,

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14
Jan
2010

Wetlands Restoration at Garcon Point Enhanced by Mitigation Bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John McGuire, (334) 821-1999 or jmcguire@westervelt.com (restoration) Kelly Sands, (850) 661-4292 or ksands@westervelt.com (credit sales) WETLANDS RESTORATION AT GARCON POINT ENHANCED BY MITIGATION BANK Pensacola, Fla. – With restoration of plant and animal habitat – mostly wetlands, pine flatwoods, and native prairie – on 1205 acres in Santa Rosa County underway

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9
Oct
2009

Wetland Habitat to be Created in Southern Sacramento County

Riparian forests will be planted and a habitat for salmon created as part of a wetland mitigation bank approved along the Cosumnes River in southern Sacramento County. Westervelt Ecological Services received federal and state approval Sept. 30 to create the 472-acre Cosumnes Floodplain Mitigation Bank. Credits from the bank will be sold to public and

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9
Jul
2009

How the Recession is Altering the Mitigation Banking Landscape

San Francisco, Calif. — The economic crisis has stifled real estate development and provided a respite to swamps, prairies, and other habitat for endangered species. In the long run, however, it’s also hurt green entrepreneurs who are proactively preserving and restoring these habitats to earn offsets for wetland and biodiversity impacts. Ecosystem Marketplace examines the

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