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 … Continued
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. Save Save Save Save Save Save
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 horizons and deleterious materials.
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 to substations and widening of existing roads and construction of new temporary access roads necessary … Continued
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 development of associated documents and a 50% level of design including specifications and details, emphasizing … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
WBS presented their work on the Upper Truckee Marsh Sewer Facility Protection Project to this well organized and well-attended Latin American event.
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 to invasive and noxious weeds.
WBS and RTI continue mycorrhiza trials in Jalisco and Oaxaca, Mexico with avocados and papayas.