Blog

includes WES written posts about recent company activities and relevant conservation topics

25
Mar
2020

Bear Creek Mitigation Bank Storymap

Bear Creek Mitigation Bank is comprised of approximately 3,000 acres of wetland mitigation northeast of Panama City, Florida. Located within Bearthick Swamp, the bank is in a high priority ecological corridor that connects the Apalachicola National Forest to other large conservation areas, including the Econfina Creek Corridor and Eglin Air Force Base. Follow the story

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17
Mar
2020

Employee Spotlight- Tyler Bell

WES is excited to Welcome Tyler Bell to the team! Tyler Thigpen Bell is the Restoration Ecologist for Westervelt’s Rocky Mountain Region Office in Denver, Colorado. She joined the Westervelt Ecological Services team in March 2020 and her responsibilities include mitigation/restoration project planning, establishment, permitting and compliance, monitoring and reporting in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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18
Nov
2019

WES’s Rocky Mountain Region Gets Approval on First Bank

BY: Chloe Lewis, Rocky Mountain Region Project Planner/Business Development Associate Westervelt Ecological Services’ Denver office is pleased to announce the approval of the Big Thompson Confluence Mitigation Bank. This is the first Mitigation Bank approved on Colorado’s Front Range in 20 years! With accelerated development around the state of Colorado, this Bank offers a proactive

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4
Nov
2019

WES Celebrates Completion of Habitat Restoration in CA Delta

By: Sarah Correa, Sales and Marketing Manager Westervelt Ecological Services gathered with our agency partners and contractors on October 15th, 2019, to celebrate the completion of the 460-acre tidal wetland known as Tule Red in the Suisun Marsh. More than 100 attendees watched as a giant excavator perched on top of a 200-foot wide levee removed

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4
Sep
2019

A Procedure for Quantifying Compensatory Debits and Credits

By: Beth Nelson, Rocky Mountain Region Administrative Assistant Coincidental to the 10-year anniversary of the Corps/EPA Compensatory Mitigation Rule, environmental scientists Rachel Harrington and Palmer Hough conducted a study that highlighted the progress in the field of wetlands mitigation. The study, published in The Environmental Law Reporter (2019), also cites potential opportunities for improvement in

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2
Jul
2019

Fired Up for Conservation

By: Kristen Qualls, Southeastern Region Land Stewardship Technician During the spring months, the Westervelt Ecological Services (WES) Southeastern Region Land Stewardship Team conducted and coordinated prescribed burns on a total of 2,028 acres at two WES Mitigation Banks – Chickasawhay Conservation Bank and St. Marks Mitigation Bank. Prescribed fires provide ecological benefits which can help

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14
May
2019

In-seine in the Membrane

By: Rebekah Bergkoetter, Western Region Biologist Despite its large size, the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) is a beautifully elusive species. The adults will spend the majority of their lives underground in burrows, making them quite difficult to observe. Fortunately for amphibian lovers at Westervelt Ecological Services (WES), these salamanders emerge in the late fall

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