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16
Aug
2018

Giant Garter Snake at Grasslands Mitigation Bank

This Sunday an adult female giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas; GGS) was captured at Westervelt’s Grasslands Mitigation Bank by permitted biologist and species expert Eric Hansen and his crew. The 273-acre Grasslands Mitigation Bank was established in 2015 and is located next to the Volta Wildlife Area, which supports one of the few known GGS

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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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29
Mar
2018

Fly Rod Chronicles Visits California

Curtis Fleming and the gang from Fly Rod Chronicles recently traveled to sunny California to fish the Lower Sacramento River. They visited Redding’s The Fly Shop and met renowned fly fisher, Mike Mercer. They even took a minute to discuss habitat restoration with WES Sacramento’s own Greg DeYoung. Check out the video to see what

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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

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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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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26
Mar
2015

Pensacola Bay Mitigation Bank

This video highlights our Pensacola Bay Mitigation Bank in Santa Rosa County, Florida. The bank is a viable compensatory mitigation alternative for wetland mitigation impacts to jurisdictional mixed hardwood and pine flatwoods and hosts a healthy population of carnivorus pitcher plants. The service area for the Pensacola Bay Mitigation Bank includes land in Escambia, Santa Rosa, and

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