Blog

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

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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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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