In 2014, WES partnered with the Koopman family to establish the Koopman Ranch Preserve. The Koopmam family has owned the property since the early 1900’s and has primarily used the land for grazing and dry land farming.
WES completed the entitlement process for the property and held establish the longterm conservation easement on 86 acres of the property. The preserve is east of Interstate 680, north of State Highway 84 and south of Pleasanton, California. The property provides compensation for unavoidable impacts to the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) and its’ habitats resulting from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Crazy Horse Canyon Switching Station and Hollister 115kV Power Line Reconductoring Project. The preserve contains both upland and wetland habitat for the California tiger salamander.