Author archives: Westervelt Ecological Services

13
Mar
2018

Rare Bird Sighted at Burke Ranch Conservation Bank

Looking for Lapland Longspurs! This winter Westervelt Ecological Services played host to a few rare birds at the Burke Ranch Conservation Bank, located in Solano County, California. Two dozen Lapland longspurs (Calcarius lapponicus) were observed flocking and foraging around the vernal pool grasslands in late February. The flock was predominately Chestnut-collared longspurs, with a few

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20
Jul
2017

Westervelt Welcomes Summer Interns

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
Jul
2017

St. Marks Mitigation Bank Receives Credit Release

Additional credits are now available at Westervelt’s St. Marks Mitigation Bank in Florida. The recent release includes: 8.3 credits of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) approved freshwater wet prairie/wet flatwood 7.4 credits of FDEP approved Cypress/Mixed forest 23.73 credits of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved Palustrine Forested Low density longleaf was planted across

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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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23
May
2017

Tour Highlights the Benefit of Managing Habitat for Gopher Tortoise

Westervelt recently hosted a group of stakeholders at our Chickasawhay Conservation Bank. The bank is a representative of the stewardship ethic of our parent company, The Westervelt Company’s (TWC), who’s land management focuses on wildlife, biodiversity, and endangered species. TWC manages its legacy lands for high conservation values where they exist, such as at the

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