10
Jun
2020

Michaelle Longhofer Retires

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

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31
Mar
2020
25
Mar
2020

Bear Creek Mitigation Bank Storymap

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

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26
Feb
2020
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Feb
2020
4
Nov
2019

WES Celebrates Completion of Habitat Restoration in CA Delta

By: Sarah Correa, Sales and Marketing Manager Westervelt Ecological Services gathered with our agency partners and contractors on October 15th, 2019, to celebrate the completion of the 460-acre tidal wetland known as Tule Red in the Suisun Marsh. More than 100 attendees watched as a giant excavator perched on top of a 200-foot wide levee removed

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4
Sep
2019

A Procedure for Quantifying Compensatory Debits and Credits

By: Beth Nelson, Rocky Mountain Region Administrative Assistant Coincidental to the 10-year anniversary of the Corps/EPA Compensatory Mitigation Rule, environmental scientists Rachel Harrington and Palmer Hough conducted a study that highlighted the progress in the field of wetlands mitigation. The study, published in The Environmental Law Reporter (2019), also cites potential opportunities for improvement in

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2
Jul
2019

Fired Up for Conservation

By: Kristen Qualls, Southeastern Region Land Stewardship Technician During the spring months, the Westervelt Ecological Services (WES) Southeastern Region Land Stewardship Team conducted and coordinated prescribed burns on a total of 2,028 acres at two WES Mitigation Banks – Chickasawhay Conservation Bank and St. Marks Mitigation Bank. Prescribed fires provide ecological benefits which can help

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