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
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.
To facilitate renewable energy development across California’s Mojave and Colorado/Sonoran deserts while conserving natural resources and uses, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and California’s Energy Commission and Department of Fish and Wildlife undertook a collaborative planning effort, resulting in a two-phased approach addressing public and private lands.
Restoring California fish habitat is crucial to maintain native fish species as anadromous and other native fish populations decline in California rivers and streams. Drought conditions have exacerbated competition for dwindling water resources, increased aquatic habitat degradation, and contributed to invasions of non-native fish species. Fish and other aquatic species require specific habitat for all
Carlsbad, CA – October 12, 2015 – Habitat Restoration Sciences Inc. (HRS) announced today that it acquired Restoration Resources of Rocklin, California to create the largest native habitat restoration construction firm in California. With the acquisition, Carlsbad, California-based HRS has 120 employees throughout California working on restoration and mitigation projects involving native plant habitat, wildlife
Volunteer habitat rehabilitation efforts in drought-stricken Southern California have proven helpful in recovering butterfly populations threatened by weeds, which have crowded out butterfly host plants. Host plant re-establishment represents just one aspect of full habitat restoration, but without preservation efforts on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (Peninsula), extinction of two rare subspecies of blue butterflies—the El
Ineffective excavation of and construction on cultural resource sites can cost a project time and money. Successful efforts by the Carpinteria Sanitary District (CSD) and South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA) highlight the benefits of replacing traditional excavation methods with geoprobes to achieve more accurate, cost-efficient evaluation of cultural resource sites. Assessment of archaeological resources
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
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
Dudek and its native habitat contracting firm, Habitat Restoration Sciences Inc. (HRS), have started a native plant nursery and native seed propagation facility in Carlsbad, California, to help clients’ restoration projects be more successful and cost-effective. Andy Thomson, a senior Dudek restoration ecologist and nursery co-founder, said the facility provides four advantages for habitat restoration