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Mar
2020
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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
Feb
2020

WES Award Winners

When Jessica Daugherty joined our Western Region team as the new Business Development Manager, I knew the region had found the right person for the job. Jessica came with a strong resume as the previous Assistant Director at Placer Land Trust where she served for 11 years, taking the organization from a startup nonprofit to

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18
Nov
2019

WES’s Rocky Mountain Region Gets Approval on First Bank

BY: Chloe Lewis, Rocky Mountain Region Project Planner/Business Development Associate Westervelt Ecological Services’ Denver office is pleased to announce the approval of the Big Thompson Confluence Mitigation Bank. This is the first Mitigation Bank approved on Colorado’s Front Range in 20 years! With accelerated development around the state of Colorado, this Bank offers a proactive

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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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14
May
2019

In-seine in the Membrane

By: Rebekah Bergkoetter, Western Region Biologist Despite its large size, the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) is a beautifully elusive species. The adults will spend the majority of their lives underground in burrows, making them quite difficult to observe. Fortunately for amphibian lovers at Westervelt Ecological Services (WES), these salamanders emerge in the late fall

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