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25
Aug
2020

Longfin Smelt Return to Tule Red Tidal Restoration Site

25.08.2020 Sarah Correa Blog

“After only 6 months post-construction completion and levee breach at the Tule Red Tidal Restoration Project, longfin smelt have returned. The 420-acre restoration site converted wetlands managed primarily for waterfowl to tidal wetlands for the benefit of dwindling native fish populations including Delta smelt, longfin smelt, Chinook salmon and the food web that supports them.”

21
Aug
2020

Species Spotlight: Hairy Orcutt Grass (Orcuttia pilosa)

21.08.2020 Sarah Correa Blog

Chad Aakre, a senior ecologist with Westervelt Ecological Services in the Western Region, was recently published in the California Native Grasslands Association’s quarterly publication Grasslands. In the article, Aakre describes Hairy Orcutt gass, an endemic species found in just a few counties in California. We have included a short section of the article below. To

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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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26
Feb
2020