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Wheeler North Reef Expansion Project Protects Marine Mammals and Tribal Cultural Resources

As mitigation related to the former operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), Southern California Edison (SCE) sought to expand the existing 174-acre Wheeler North Reef, a manmade rocky reef, off the coast of San Clemente, California by an additional 202 acres. Dudek environmental planners, archaeologists, and marine biologists assisted California State Lands

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Middle Martis Wetland Project Restores 60 Acres of Meadow

After decades of road and rail development obstructed the natural habitat of the Middle Martis wetland, Dudek and our native habitat construction subsidiary Habitat Restoration Sciences Inc. (HRS) worked with the Truckee River Watershed Council to restore the area to a lush meadow of native wildlife. The wetland restoration at the 60-acre site in the

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Innovative Wetlands Water Treatment Project will Improve OC Water Quality

The City of Aliso Viejo (City) has started construction on its third wetlands project to naturally treat water runoff and improve water quality and restore natural habitat near a local creek. The Dairy Fork wetlands water treatment project will restore natural habitat near Aliso Creek and reduce pollutants by up to 99% in water runoff

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Collaborative Approach Yields Success for Complex EIR/EIS

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently completed a complex, nearly 4-year process to craft an EIR/EIS that addresses the combined issuance of 70 separate permits for SDG&E’s electric facilities located in the 800-square-mile Cleveland National Forest (CNF) within San Diego and Orange Counties. The document also analyzes the combined

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Protected Bird Species Rescued from Carlsbad Desalination Plant Project Site

While installing the conveyance pipeline for the Poseidon Carlsbad desalination plant, crews lowered a crane for maintenance and were surprised to find a nest containing five bird eggs. The contractor, Kiewit Shea Desalination (KSD), immediately halted work. Dudek biologists—serving as environmental monitors for the project—identified the nest as belonging to Cassin’s Kingbird, a native species

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Tahoe Creek Restoration Project Wins Award

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has awarded Dudek and its subsidiary, Habitat Restoration Sciences (HRS), the Best in Basin award for the firm’s work restoring Lower Blackwood Creek. Restoring native habitat was needed to correct over a century of disturbance that severely degraded the creek, a critical spawning area for rainbow trout living in Lake

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Key Elements for Completing Cold Creek Restoration Project

In 2012, Habitat Restoration Sciences (HRS), Dudek’s wholly-owned habitat construction subsidiary, 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

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Major Habitat Conservation Plan Approved for Tejon Ranch

A multiple species habitat conservation plan recently approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) allows for development of California’s largest contiguous expanse of private land, Tejon Ranch, while protecting the California condor, golden eagle, and 23 other rare species. Founded in 1843, Tejon Ranch comprises 270,000 acres, largely within Kern County, and provides

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Local School’s New Ocean Friendly Demonstration Garden Is a Living Lab

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,

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South Coast Water District Launches Innovative Water Harvesting Facility

The project taps a new water source, reduces urban run-off, improves water quality, and converts an irrigation system from potable to recycled water. In a collaborative effort with the County of Orange and the City of Laguna Beach, South Coast Water District is constructing an innovative water harvesting and treatment facility that will have multiple

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