In 2012, Habitat Restoration Sciences (HRS) constructed the first phase of restoration at Cold Creek located on California State Parks (CSP) land near Donner Memorial State Park. The goals were to improve riparian habitat and reduce erosion impairing the water quality of the creek feeding into the Truckee River. Cold Creek had incised due to
Redondo Union High School has a new water and energy-saving, ocean friendly demonstration garden on its campus, less than a half mile from the Pacific Ocean, thanks to the garden’s sponsor, West Basin Municipal Water District. The water district coordinated with the California Water Service Company, Redondo Beach Unified School District, Redondo Union High School,
We are in the midst of the California rainy season, and construction project sites must be compliant with the Construction General Permit (CGP) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) regulations to avoid project delays and violations. “The most effective SWPPP designs combine environmental knowledge to ensure regulatory compliance while minimizing SWPPP implementation and maintenance
Missing the February deadline to clear vegetation at pre-construction sites prior to bird nesting season doesn’t need to put the project on hold until September 15 when nesting season ends. To avoid potential construction delays, vegetation should be cleared at pre-construction sites prior to the breeding season because destroying a bird nest or causing nesting
Dudek and its native habitat contracting firm, Habitat Restoration Sciences Inc. (HRS), have started a native plant nursery and native seed propagation facility in Carlsbad, California, to help clients’ restoration projects be more successful and cost-effective. Andy Thomson, a senior Dudek restoration ecologist and nursery co-founder, said the facility provides four advantages for habitat restoration
San Marcos Unified School District officials saw opportunity – rather than potential regulatory headaches – when they learned a new elementary school site harbored federally-protected wetlands habitat and endangered thread-leaved brodiaea. The district developed ambitious plans to preserve the wetlands and to translocate the plants to a 7.6-acre preserve surrounding the school on two sides.
Two trends are impacting long-term native habitat mitigation projects in California: (1) regulatory agency compliance checks have become more frequent, and (2) depleted municipal budgets have seriously curtailed spending on effective project oversight. The following tips for avoiding unnecessary costs due to regulatory violations, extended maintenance, or remedial repair work are offered by the habitat