American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Wildland Fire Ecosystem Restoration Plans

These are from America Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Hawkens and Peavine Fires. WBS was the first ranked firm receiving a contract from Washoe County Department of Regional Parks and Open Space on December 6. WBS is in the process of designing erosion control, restoration, and fuels managment for the two fires. The WBS mutli-disciplined team custom assembled for this job includes local experts in the fields of vegetation, construction, soils, engineering, fuels, and wildlife.

Ranking first among six environmental firms in Reno NV,  WBS was awarded a contract from Washoe County Department of Regional Parks and Open Space for the Hawken and Peavine Wildland Fire Ecosystem Restoration projects in December  2009. WBS was tasked with designing erosion control, restoration, noxious weed control, and fuels management specifications for the two project areas. The WBS multi-disciplined team custom assembled for this job included local experts in the fields of vegetation, construction, soils, engineering, fuels, and wildlife. In August of 2010 WBS was contracted to provide oversight of construction. Innovative designs include establishment of ‘island’ ecosystems for the natural distribution of propagules and symbiotic microorganisms by wildlife, and seed coating to enhance native plant establishment in stands of invasive and noxious weeds.
WBS is currently conducting state-of-the-art research using treated seed in weed dominated areas on Peavine Mtn.


ARRA Wildland Fire Ecosystem Restoration Plans

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Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
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Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_img_1034.jpg]00ARRA Wildland
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_img_1037.jpg]00ARRA Wildland
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_img_1726.jpg]00Hawken Fire, client Washoe County Dept. of Regional Parks & Open Space. This is now under construction
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_img_1760.jpg]20Wash Station Hawken fire
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_img_1764.jpg]10Claudia Chambers and Gary Munson from Kelley Erosion Control looking at Restoration plantings for Hawken
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_img_1765.jpg]10ARRA Wildland
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_img_2107.jpg]20ARRA Wildland
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_peavine-09-004.jpg]00ARRA Wildland
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_peavine-09-008.jpg]00ARRA Wildland
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_wbs-hawkins-001.jpg]00ARRA Wildland
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_wbs-hawkins-007.jpg]00ARRA Wildland
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_wbs-hawkins-008.jpg]00ARRA Wildland
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space
[img src=http://wbsinc.us/wp-content/flagallery/arra-wildland-fire-ecosystem-restoration-plans/thumbs/thumbs_wbs-hawkins-upper-area-tree-planting-site.jpg]00ARRA Wildland
Designer: WBS Team<br />Photo: Julie Etra<br />Client: Washoe County Department of Parks and Open Space