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

Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides) Erosion Control Projects in Mexico

Starting in 2013, WBS began a series of erosion control projects in southern Mexico.  They ranged from hedge rows at small organic farms, to erosion control on steep slopes in Pluma Hidalgo, to erosion control on fill slopes at the Montecito Village development in La Bocana. In addition to the tillers, projects employed the innovative use of bundles of stems, as in a fascine or fiber roll, installed on terraces behind the tillers. WBS also conducted training workshops and established...

Martis Mainstem Restoration Project

For Balance Hydrologics Inc. 2014- on-going. Martis Valley, Truckee, CA. Conducted extensive vegetation surveys including quantification of re-usable resources. Participated in 95 percent plan set for floodplain and stream restoration design, trail restoration, and borrow site restoration, which includes a...

Bald Mountain Mine

Bald Mountain Mine, Soil Survey Tumbling JR Ranch Lands, Huntington Valley, White Pine County, Nevada. With Haley & Aldrich, Inc., WBS was tasked by Bald Mountain Mine to determine suitability of the soils of the Tumbling JR Ranch Lands in...

Damonte Ranch Interchange

As a subconsultant to Stantec, WBS provided soil analysis and revegetation design for this Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) project. Central to design was the preservation and enhancement of native vegetation, including inland saltgrass and creeping wildrye. The site also...

Arrowcreek Reuse Irrigation Water Quality Analysis

As a sub-consultant to One Water Consulting and under contract with Washoe County, this study was triggered by observations of stunted and poor growth of specific landscape species, in the Arrow Creek subdivision, irrigated in part with reuse water from...

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

As a subconsultant to Wildscapes Engineering, in 2017 WBS is assisted with the design of decommissioning and restoration of an old  Caltrans yard at the bottom of Johnson Canyon. In 2018 WBS directed and oversaw implementation of the erosion control and revegetation...

Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Project

In the fall of 2016, the California Tahoe Conservancy (CTC) 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...

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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...