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Restoration, Recovery, and Returning Ecosystems to Health. Cost-Effective Design, Implementation, and Monitoring of Erosion Control and Revegetation Projects.
WCIECA Field Tour

WCIECA Field Tour

Western Botanical Services Inc and Kelley Erosion Control lead the highly successful Western Chapter IECA sponsored field tour on July 27, 2017. The field tour  focused on erosion control and restoration projects in Reno, Carson City, and Lake Tahoe. The climate of this semi-arid region currently consists of mostly cold winters and warm-hot summers. Typically most precipitation occurs in the fall and winter, following the short growing season. However, this past winter brought unusually high precipitation, resulting in erosion, sedimentation, and...

Mycorrhiza Research in Mexico

Mycorrhiza Research in Mexico

WBS continues its' work with RTI in Mexico with trials of various biological products including mycorrhiza and nitrogen-fixing bacteria.To date we are working in Sonora, Sinaloa, Baja California Norte, and Jalisco with green bell peppers, tomatoes, corn, raspberries, and grapes. ...

Johnson Canyon West

Johnson Canyon West

As a sub to Wildscapes Engineering, WBS is assisting with the design fro decommissioning and restoration of  an old  Caltrans yard at the bottom of the canyon. Preliminary  work includes soil analysis, vegetation surveys, and potholing to observe buried soil...

Bordertown Transmission Line

Bordertown Transmission Line

This NV Energy project on Federal (USFS) and private lands consists of the construction, operation and maintenance of a 120-kV overhead transmission line between the existing Bordertown and California substations in Sierra County, California. It also includes modifications and improvements...

Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Project

Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Project

In the fall of 2016, the California Tahoe Conservancy selected Northwest Hydraulics (nhc) as the lead designers of this comprehensive and extremely important restoration project. WBS, along with Balance Hydrologics, was selected as a critical team member to assist with...

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

In the summer of 2017 we completed our monitoring of the very successful 2016 erosion control treatments. In addition we developed new specifications for  slope stabilization treatments and meadow restoration where asphalt grindings were placed on the slopes and piled in the wetlands adjacent to the creek. This new work was designed and installation completed in early November 2017, just prior to the first major...

Bijou Erosion Control Project

Bijou Erosion Control Project

WBS completed the first year of construction oversight for this comprehensive water quality improvement project in 2014 with follow up weed control oversight in the spring of 2016. Work included salvage of the endemic and threatened Tahoe yellow cress (TYC), submittal review, and oversight of construction of the treatment basins and overflow swales in the Bijou Meadow. In 2015 and 2016 WBS completed the first and second years of post construction monitoring of revegetated and restored areas. Mitigation for the ‘taking’...

Real Estate Developments Reno and Sparks

Real Estate Developments Reno and Sparks

With the recent boom in construction WBS has been tasked with baseline surveys, weed management, and erosion control specifications for the Meridian 120 North, Stonebrook, West Meadows, and Palisades subdivisions. Many of these sites were irrigated pasture, and have succumbed...

Mykos Gold in México

Mykos Gold in México

WBS and RTI continue mycorrhiza trials in Jalisco and Oaxaca, Mexico with avocados and...

NDOT Revegetation Services

NDOT Revegetation Services

WBS initiated tasks associated with the NDOT Revegetation Services contract in early May 2016. This substantial and comprehensive contract involves obtaining baseline pre-disturbance and post construction cover data, design services, QA/QC, review of the the QPL, soil sampling, construction oversight,...

Upper Truckee Marsh Sewer Protection Project

Upper Truckee Marsh Sewer Protection Project

As part of the Adaptive Management Plan for this project, WBS completed its first year of post construction vegetation monitoring and oversaw the installation of an additional 600 sq. ft. of marsh mat. This year's work included the deepening and...