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WRA is a six-time BPTW winner!
2016 marked the first year of our official “Botanical Hike Series" where WRA botanists, along with other staff, family, and friends toured botanical hot spots around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
AEP is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 and brings together public and private sector professionals with a common interest in serving the principles underlying the California Environmental Quality Act.
Ecesis, an ecological newsletter, features WRA's experts discussing drone technology and restoration.
WRA's new Emeryville office is open for business! Our team is ready to assist with any project needs.
WRA is excited to announce that Ken Sanchez, former USFWS expert, has joined our growing team.
WRA GIS professionals will be presenting during various sessions of the conference June 27 - July 1, 2016.
The State Water Board's statewide wetland policy is open for public comment through August 4, 2016.
Congratulations 2016 WRA Bike Challenge riders for their third place finish for middle-sized companies in the Bay Area!
Grand opening event for the new non-motorized bridge near the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.
WRA featured in the latest BayGeo Journal in an article focused on a case study using GIS corridor modeling to assess potential impacts to a federally threatened butterfly species.
On June 7, 2016, Measure AA achieved the necessary two-thirds vote in the Bay Area which will provide millions of dollars for critical wetlands restoration in the region.
The 4,000+-acre Petersen Ranch Mitigation Bank offers credits for the mitigation of impacts to waters, such as wetlands, streams, floodplains, and open water areas, and to several types of special habitats, including chaparral, meadows and grasslands.
We are proud to announce that WRA, Inc. has been hired to serve as the technical advisor of the Colorado Habitat Exchange.
WRA's Tanner Harris and Landpaths group on the May 6th Bohemia Ecological Preserve serpentine ecology workshop
WRA Wildlife Expert Rob Schell Receives Permit to Conduct Bat Mist-netting and Occupied Roost Surveys
WRA recently hosted an event in Denver focused on biodiversity markets in the state.
2016 IEP Annual Workshop, April 20 -22
WRA, Inc. CEO, Tim DeGraff and CIO, Ben Guillon attend 2016 NMBA D.C. Fly-in
Geoff Smick, President of WRA, Inc. will join a panel of seal level rise experts at the AEP 2016 Conference in San Diego April 5th.
WRA staff talk urban nature at Cal Academy Nightlife event!
WRA's Daniel Chase to present his Tidewater Goby research at the annual meeting in Reno on March 24, 2016.
One of WRA's experts in adaptive strategies for waterfront communities, Justin Semion, joins the Port of San Francisco’s advisory team focused on resiliency.
WRA wildlife team attends The Wildlife Society - Western Section Annual Meeting in Pomona, California.
Ben Guillon joined an expert round table on model conservation finance transactions at the impactDeals Forum.
Summary of potential impacts of recent regulatory changes for two California species.
Summary of recent Presidential Memorandum supporting mitigation banks as a preferred approach to natural resource impact mitigation.
With spring right around the corner, it’s time to consider an environmental checklist for your development project beginning in 2016 or early next year. Staying in front of your environmental requirements will keep your project on schedule and within budget.
WRA botanist Tanner Harris joins a working group which aims to prevent plant pathogens, including sudden oak death.
Top 6 Maintenance Tips to Tame El Niño
The Winter issue of Ecesis features WRA's Joan Damerow in an article about the importance of biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems.
WRA's GIS work is featured in the latest BayGeo Journal in an article focused on resilient design for restoration projects.
Land and Water Magazine features WRA's restoration design at Breuner Marsh.
PERC Report Features Ridge Top Ranch Conservation Bank Success
The Conveyor, official publication of CalCIMA, features WRA's article about the effects of the Clean Water Act Final Rule on the Mining Industry.
A recent Corps/EPA report finds that mitigation banking for wetlands was becoming increasingly used by permittees to meet their permit obligations.
Summary of 2015 USFWS updates for vernal pool branchiopods survey guidelines and how to prepare before the rainy season arrives.
WRA's Ben Guillon presented on the changing landscape of conservation finance at the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment in September 2015.
WRA has developed an online interactive tool to help evaluate the potential for Pacific herring spawning in the San Francisco Bay Estuary.
Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project is one of six outstanding environmental projects honored at the 2015 State of the Estuary Conference.
WRA’s stream restoration expert, Brian Bartell, will present at the Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference September 23-25, 2015.
WRA experts will be on hand to present posters at the 12th Biennial State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference being held September 17-18, 2015 in Oakland.
WRA’s resilient design for the Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project to be featured as part of the California Climate Change Symposium as a case study in designing for sea level rise.
WRA to Present Fish Salvage Case Study and Tidewater Goby Research at 145th Annual American Fisheries Society Meeting.
Download the WRA presentation from the Perkins Coie July 2015 panel regarding the Clean Water Act Final Rule.
Assembly Bill 52 establishes new cultural resources regulations in CEQA.
American avocets have established nests on the created nesting island installed as part of the tidal marsh restoration at Yosemite Slough.
WRA invited to join land use law experts Perkins Coie to discuss the new federal Clean Water Act Final Rule.
Find out how the EPA and Corps new rule defining “waters of the United States” impacts current and future projects.
While stormwater treatment facilities are not jurisdictional wetlands, stormwater to wetland conversion can occur unless maintained according to an approved management plan.
Dredging projects in the Bay may require eelgrass surveys. This article focuses on how to navigate your project through the permitting process to assure compliance with the regulatory agencies.
WRA co-instructed a 40‐hour U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetland delineation training. Congratulations to WRA's five newest wetland delineators who completed the training course this Spring.
Ridge Top Ranch Wildlife Conservation Bank is featured in the National Mitigation Banking Association's Winter 2015 newsletter. The article focuses on species translocation as an opportunity to bolster financial value for bank sites, investors, and landowners.