Tag Archives: resource management

Buena Vista Creek Restoration Improves Ecosystem Services and Fosters Community Stewardship

Throughout California, riparian habitat and water resources are threatened by the effects of climate change and continued population growth. Buena Vista Creek in Oceanside, California is one such place. The creek has been highly fragmented due to development and contains engineered creek segments, which has degraded native habitat, decreased native riparian and freshwater wetlands, and

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Protecting Plants while Protecting the Planet: Approaches to Bolster Narrowly Endemic Plant Species

To address and reverse global effects caused by a rapidly changing climate, various industries have emerged that are leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions though alternative energy production. However, sometimes alternative energy projects which are focused on issues global in scale, run into issues protecting sensitive narrow endemic plant species at the local scale

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Custom Dudek Tool Enables Efficient Trail Alignment Assessment

In post-fire landscapes, unauthorized trail pioneering often occurs when barriers to passage, such as dense native vegetation, have been removed. Unplanned, spontaneous trail establishment is done without consideration of proper trail design, and these activities often happen out of the purview of land managers, in areas where patrolling is infrequent or absent due to limited

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Wheeler North Reef Expansion

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 as mitigation related to the former operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Dudek provided CEQA planning, marine mammal monitoring, and tribal consultation, including

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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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South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan and Aquatic Resources Plan

The South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (SSHCP) and Aquatic Resources Plan (ARP) is a regional effort by Sacramento County, the cities of Galt and Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County Water Agency, and Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority. The SSHCP provides development and infrastructure projects with streamlined, predictable federal and state permitting processes while creating a

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Western Riverside MSHCP

The Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) is a comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional, long-term effort to conserve 146 plant and animal species, including endangered and threatened species, and associated habitats on more than 1.2 million acres in western Riverside County. The MSHCP goal is to set aside 500,000 acres for preservation by 2029.

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