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HRS Celebrates 20 Years!

HRS – Celebrating our 20th Anniversary! (2004-2024) In 2004, several Dudek staff worked together to form Habitat Restoration Sciences, Inc. (HRS) to complement the high-quality CEQA practice, biological resources services, permitting, and native habitat restoration design, and monitoring services that was the basis of Dudek’s highly regarded reputation. Dudek habitat restoration staff recognized the need

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Brush Management During Fire Season

Fire season is arriving as summer is fast approaching. Keeping weeds down is an integral component in brush management and fire prevention, especially during the spring and summer months in California where the 80-100+ degree temperature harbors perfect conditions for wildfires to take place. Brush management includes cutting weeds and grasses that are over four

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Revisions to 4 Key Wildlife and Wetlands Rules

Several federal and state entities have enacted or proposed rule revisions in the past year, which may affect your projects. Read on to find out how. Enacted Rule Revisions Rule revisions to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and to the Clean Water Rule by the U.S. Army

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How Changes to the MBTA May Affect Your Project

USFWS Reinterprets MBTA Section 2 of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) makes it unlawful to “take” (hunt, pursue, capture, injure, kill, or attempt to do so) a wide variety of migratory birds, except as permitted by regulations (16 U.S.C. § 703). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has consistently interpreted Section 2 as

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Bringing the Endangered San Fernando Valley Spineflower Back to Life

Dudek and Habitat Restoration Sciences (HRS) have seen initial success while managing and implementing the first ever re-introduction of the endangered San Fernando Valley Spineflower (Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina). Teaming with the California-based land developer FivePoint Holdings, LLC (FivePoint), Dudek and HRS began implementation of re-introduction activities in September of 2018. Reintroducing the San Fernando

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