Mitigation & Conservation News

25
Apr
2018

Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse to Remain Protected

On April 16, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided that the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei) will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act. The mouse was listed as threatened in 1998. The decision by USFWS is good news for the WES Rocky Mountain Regional office, which has recently proposed the

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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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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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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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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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4
Apr
2013

Westervelt Ecological Services Mitigation Bank Receives Approval to Sell Credits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The approval of Meridian Ranch Mitigation Bank by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife adds 377 acres of vernal pool and Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swansoni) habitat to the Northeastern Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Region. The

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24
Jan
2012

Westervelt Ecological Services Conservation Bank Receives Approval from California Department of Fish and Game

WESTERVELT ECOLOGICAL SERVICES CONSERVATION BANK RECEIVES APPROVAL FROM CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME Save The Snakes! SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has approved the Sutter Basin Conservation Bank in Sutter County California. The bank, owned and managed by Westervelt Ecological Services, preserves and protects over 429 acres of

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