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, and development of design guidelines. WBS is happy to partner with Enviroscientists for the contract … Continued
After two months in the ground roots showed the presence of colonization but just arbuscules and hyphae inside the root structure. This implies that the colonization process is in the initial stage since no spores were present either inside or outside the roots. However, the plants inoculated at the 100:1 concentration had twice the percent … Continued
WBS completed revegetation specifications and oversaw biotechnical components of this project on the Walker River Paiute Reservation in Shurz, Nevada, which included removal and replacement of two large cottonwood stumps. Although the channel was dry during construction and vegetation was removed and replanted when actively growing, this project was highly successful in 2015.
WBS is pleased to announce our new collaboration with Enviroscientists, based out of Reno, NV. In addition to the services we already provide, our team can now support all NEPA/CEQA analysis, mine permitting, and wildlife and cultural analysis. .
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 widening of several pilot and braided channels on both the east and west sides of … Continued
Phase 3B of the Truckee River Legacy Trail connects the Glenshire Subdivision to the Truckee River Regional Park. Over 2 miles of trail travels from the existing Phase 3A trail, between the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Truckee River, across Martis Creek, up the talus slope, along an existing utility access … Continued
WBS designed erosion control components including two bioengineered outfalls to Lake Tahoe, new and retrofitted water quality basins, and revegetation of upland plant communities. WBS is currently providing construction oversight and monitoring of all of the designed components as well as the landscape plantings. The second year of the project was completed in 2015, with … Continued
WBS completed the second hear of quantitative and qualitative post construction monitoring, including vegetative cover, willow belt transects, evaluation of willow mattress and other willow work. Data was obtained at the staging areas, de-watering facility, structures (removal and new construction), channel banks, flood plain, access road, and temporary bypass channel. Public release of the report … 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 was contracted to conducted final vegetation surveys to determine compliance with permits, five years following the last set of data collection. WBS conducted extensive vegetative cover surveys and analysis and determined that thresholds had indeed been surpassed, new wildlife habitat created, and a successful project achieved, the only one if its type in the … Continued