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6
Jan
2012

Fall Planting

The Timing of Restoration They don’t let me out of the office much these days, but I was recently invited to revisit a property our team here at WES worked to restore back in 2008.  Historically, this area was part of a riparian flood zone that, during years of intense rain, was inundated by water

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7
Dec
2011

Van Vleck Mitigation Bank

This video shows the vernal pool creation process on our Van Vleck Mitigation Bank in Sacramento County, California. This beautiful 775 acre vernal pool oasis is a sea of color during the early part of spring. The bank provides Preservation credits for fairy shrimp habitat, Swainson’s hawk foraging habitat and Creation credits for vernal pool

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24
Oct
2011

Cosumnes Floodplain Mitigation Bank

On August 24, 2011 Westervelt Ecological Services celebrated the completion of the Cosumnes Floodplain Mitigation Bank.  This video shows the timeline for development of the project from site selection to reintroducing natural hydrology and finally rapid establishment of the historic floodplain.  This 472-acre site located at the confluence of the Cosumnes and Mokelumne Rivers, in

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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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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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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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