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
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
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
With the rainy season came a surge of invasive weeds such as black mustard (Brassica nigra). Weed control is an important part of habitat restoration. It helps native species flourish & reduces the fuel load in the event of wildfires. Looks like we’ve got our work cut out for us!
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