Ocean Beach Master Plan

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Ocean Beach is a national park, recreational destination, the site of major infrastructure, and a flagstone of the San Francisco landscape. Urban development along the coastline began in the late 19th century and continues today – from the construction of the Great Highway, to the adjacent Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant. Ocean Beach’s traditional coastal management approach has relied on seawalls and hard structures to hold the line, significantly impacting the beach and its users. read more »

Planning for the City of Oakdale

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The City of Oakdale, located along the Stanislaus River, is a gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada foothills. With a population of just over 20,000, the City is adjacent to a municipal airport and is traversed by rail lines and state highways. read more »

Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project

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From its outlet at Warm Springs Dam, Sonoma County’s Dry Creek meanders 14 miles to the Russian River and is home to endangered coho salmon and threatened Chinook salmon and steelhead. The creek serves as a conduit for water that is released from Lake Sonoma by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the winter for flood control and by the Sonoma County Water Agency in the summer for water supply. read more »

Oakland 12th Street Reconstruction, Lake Merritt Channel and Shoreline Enhancement

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Oakland, California’s Lake Merritt is a former tidal lagoon that has been largely cut off from San Francisco Bay by urban development. For the last 150 years, Lake Merritt has endured damming, inundation with sewage, and even plans to fill it with dirt to prop up causeways and roads. read more »

Tollgate Farm Park

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Families are staying closer to home and using local parks in record numbers. Recreation programming in the Snoqualmie Valley of Washington has doubled in the last three years. With the passage of a $6.7 million bond, several projects have been planned to improve local park and recreation facilities. read more »

Sammamish Side Channel Levee Project

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Before restoring more than a quarter-mile of side channel and wetlands along the Sammamish River to provide rearing habitat for Chinook salmon, the City of Bothell needed to understand the likelihood of impats to cultural resources. read more »

Washington State Department of Transportation Curation Policy Development

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is delivering the largest capital construction program in its history – more than $16.3 billion in projects, including 421 highway projects. The agency needed a policy to guide where various collections would be curated to house archaeological collections from WSDOT construction sites across the state. read more »

San Luis Rey River Mitigation Bank

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Wildlands, Inc. is planning to restore 41 acres of farmland along the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside, San Diego County, to a mosaic of wetlands and riparian forest centered on the braided river channel. read more »

San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines: Nearshore Linkages

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The San Francisco Bay is a global destination known for its diverse habitat, mild climate, and recreational opportunities. read more »

Global Carbon Markets Now Open to Wetland Restoration and Conservation

10.21.2012

An initiative led by Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), aimed at creating greenhouse gas offset opportunities for wetlands received final approval under the Verified Carbon Standards (VCS) on October 4, 2012. This ground-breaking approval paves the way for increased private investment in wetland restoration and conservation projects through the issuance of internationally recognized carbon credits.