The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LA Metro) Foothill Gold Line will be a 9.1-mile, four-station light rail line spanning Glendora to Pomona, one of the most heavily used transit corridors in Eastern Los Angeles County. Dudek is working with the construction contractor to facilitate the protection of environmental resources including sensitive wildlife and
Dudek is supporting the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in creating and distributing K-12 educational materials on water literacy and conservation for all 10 of California’s hydrologic regions. As part of this effort, Dudek collaborated with DWR staff and DWR’s Tribal Policy Advisor to create two graphic novels, The Fish Story and The Making
The Sander Vernal Pool Restoration Project, located in Kearney Mesa, San Diego helped the City of San Diego secure vernal pool mitigation credit for the Pure Water San Diego project. Dudek used innovative technologies, including ground penetrating radar and UAV LiDAR surveying to provide a detailed restoration design that increased regulatory agency certainty and contributed
The Bakersfield Transformative Climate Communities Plan identifies projects that support the development of housing, employment, and active transportation through Cap and Trade, as well as other state-level funding sources. Dudek led a qualitative and GIS-based review of City plans and policy to identify the most competitive projects for grant funding based on their defensible greenhouse
The Eastern Coachella Valley Action Plan for Climate Resilience is a roadmap to identify and prioritize projects that increase climate resilience, reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and provide equitable access to housing. Dudek worked with local stakeholders and regional agencies to craft this award-winning plan.
Dudek led a two-year wildlife connectivity study along State Route 62 that connects the area between the San Gorgonio Wilderness and Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. In advance of future modifications to the highway system, Caltrans was interested in the current use by large mammals (primarily desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, black bear, mountain lion, coyote,
To address the risk to transportation infrastructure caused by sea-level rise, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) sought to assess sea-level rise risks throughout the San Diego County region and plan for climate change adaptation. Dudek evaluated the region’s vulnerability using models and crafted a robust, visually engaging document to guide future sea-level rise
Dudek’s work on the San Jose Community Forest Management Plan (CFMP) helped to identify systemic issues that impeded the maintenance and expansion of the community forest, and provided a strategic plan for improvement.
Dudek’s work on the City of Irvine Eucalyptus Tree Risk Analysis project has helped reduce a hidden risk in the landscape. Our arborists used advanced technology to evaluate trees in a minimally invasive nature and develop a monitoring plan for those with lower levels of decay that are not immediately at risk.
The City of Willits’ Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) will help provide the City with an avenue to plan for the future of its trees. Dudek used a comprehensive approach to address issues associated with deferred maintenance, declining tree health, species diversity, wildfire threats, and predicted changes to weather and climate to develop the City’s