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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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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