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“After only 6 months post-construction completion and levee breach at the Tule Red Tidal Restoration Project, longfin smelt have returned. The 420-acre restoration site converted wetlands managed primarily for waterfowl to tidal wetlands for the benefit of dwindling native fish populations including Delta smelt, longfin smelt, Chinook salmon and the food web that supports them.”
Chad Aakre, a senior ecologist with Westervelt Ecological Services in the Western Region, was recently published in the California Native Grasslands Association’s quarterly publication Grasslands. In the article, Aakre describes Hairy Orcutt gass, an endemic species found in just a few counties in California. We have included a short section of the article below. To
A letter from Executive Administrative Assistant, Michaelle Longhoffer When Westervelt Ecological Services (WES) was founded in 2006, I was hired as their first Administrative Assistant. In the beginning, there was only a handful of employees, but over the years we have grown to more than 30 staff in Sacramento. For the first 10 years, I
Restoring self-sustaining tidal habitat for the Delta smelt and other threatened and endangered fish and wildlife species
3,480 acres of Habitat Restoration at the Terminus of the Yolo Bypass
Bear Creek Mitigation Bank is comprised of approximately 3,000 acres of wetland mitigation northeast of Panama City, Florida. Located within Bearthick Swamp, the bank is in a high priority ecological corridor that connects the Apalachicola National Forest to other large conservation areas, including the Econfina Creek Corridor and Eglin Air Force Base. Follow the story
WES is excited to Welcome Tyler Bell to the team! Tyler Thigpen Bell is the Restoration Ecologist for Westervelt’s Rocky Mountain Region Office in Denver, Colorado. She joined the Westervelt Ecological Services team in March 2020 and her responsibilities include mitigation/restoration project planning, establishment, permitting and compliance, monitoring and reporting in the Rocky Mountain Region.