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20
Jul
2017

Westervelt Welcomes Summer Interns

20.07.2017 Lydia Holland Blog

Cory White Cory White is an intern for Westervelt’s southeast office and assists primarily in land management and monitoring. Coming from just east of Pittsburgh, he currently attends Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Environmental Resource Management (ERM). His academic interests are geared towards environmental engineering. He is a rising senior and plans to graduate in the

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20
Jun
2017

Cosumnes Floodplain Mitigation Bank Receives Final Credit Release

The 472-acre Cosumnes Floodplain Mitigation Bank is located at the confluence of the Cosumnes and Mokelumne Rivers in Sacramento County, California. The project restored wetlands and low floodplain riparian forests to the property by breaching an agricultural levee on the Cosumnes River and constructing tidal channels to allow routine (e.g., annual) flood events and tidal

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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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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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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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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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