Jayme Timberlake to Present at Girls in Ocean Science Conference

Dudek biologist and habitat restoration expert Jayme Timberlake will present a demonstration depicting native habitat assessment and the benefits of habitat restoration in coastal and wetland areas at the February 18 Girls in Ocean Science (GIOS) conference at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA.  The two-day event is dedicated to inspiring middle school and…

How to Expedite ACOE Permitting Processes

The process of securing regulatory permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) can seem challenging and overwhelming. However, the ACOE’s goal is to earn and maintain the public’s trust and work together with applicants to improve the process.

New Guide for Desert Conservation Management

Ten million acres of public land in California deserts are under a new management blueprint with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s approval of the Record of Decision for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) in September.

Managing Shot Hole Borer Infestation

The polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB), a forest pest from Southwest Asia, is attacking and killing  hundreds of California native tree species, including coast live oak, western sycamore, and red willow. While most bark beetles feed on the tree itself,  PSHB feeds on a fungus it introduces and transports from tree to tree. The fungus…

How to Identify Regulated Wetlands

Man-made, moved or maintained jurisdictional waters of the United States and/or waters of the state of California (wetlands) often occur in the most unlikely places. Unsuspecting property owners may be lulled into a false sense of security with the notion that their improvement project is not subject to federal regulation by the U.S. Army Corps…

Environmental Awareness Training Avoids Project Delays

Thorough knowledge and understanding of a project site is essential to ensure construction occurs in compliance with agency regulations. Proper environmental awareness training (EAT) prior to construction activities can help avoid delays due to unexpected wildlife on site.

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