Habitat Restoration Design, Mitigation, and Monitoring

Successful habitat restoration requires detailed and pragmatic understanding of the interrelated elements of ecology, construction technology, and government regulation. Our restoration experts combine ecological expertise, the ability to synthesize a broad array of data, and the imagination to design and implement practical habitat solutions.

Comprehensive Planning for Self-Sustaining Habitats

We analyze site-specific data to design and create self-sustaining habitats within the 5-year mitigation program timeframe. Our restoration specialists have the necessary in-depth knowledge—from bidding through construction, to project completion and closeout. We control costs and maintain construction schedules by crafting comprehensive plans and specifications, as well as cost estimates based on current market rates that allow for effective cost–benefit analysis and informed decision making.

Effective Mitigation

We provide comprehensive mitigation design services to establish In-Lieu Fee programs and mitigation banks. Our expertise and resource agency reputation help you envision mitigation programs that create the credits needed for operations and management (O&M) and capital projects, coupled with programmatic permitting to streamline public agency operations and permitting needs.

Landscape Construction Partners

We collaborate with our landscape construction subsidiary, HRS (Class A General contractor/C-27 landscape construction) to build reliable mitigation projects that exceed resource agency expectations. The combined design and construction expertise of our team provides for custom-fit mitigation projects that maximize ecological benefits and mitigation credit. Design–build allows for greater field time and less time preparing detailed plans, allowing the project to adapt to field conditions that can’t be depicted on plan sheets.

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What We Do

Our multidisciplinary in-house specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.

  • Stormwater management plan preparation and monitoring
  • Surface Water/Groundwater Modeling
  • Wetlands delineation
  • Conceptual mitigation plans
  • Ecological risk assessment
  • Erosion and sediment control – General Construction Permit and MS4
  • Hydraulic/sediment transport modeling
  • Installation construction monitoring
  • Long-term biological monitoring and reporting
  • Mitigation bank/In-Lieu Fee design and permitting
  • Restoration construction documents
  • Restoration opportunities/site assessments
  • Sensitive plant mitigation
  • Upland habitat design
  • Water conservation planning
  • Water quality testing plans, implementation, and analysis
  • San Marcos Unified School District Biological Mitigation

    Case Study

    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.

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  • Tejon Mountain Village Planned Development

    Case Study

    Tejon Mountain Village is a proposed 5,082-acre master-planned residential, commercial, and recreational development within the 270,000 acres.

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  • Otay Ranch Planned Community

    Case Study

    Otay Ranch is a 23,000-acre site with a pedestrian-friendly, 5,300-acre planned community and extensive preserve land in southern San Diego County.

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