VNLC undertook a first-of-its kind landscape-level restoration of a formerly leveled vernal pool landscape. Based on LiDAR data, historical aerial photos, and extensive soil pit studies, we designed a complete pool-swale-mound system.
Vollmar Natural Lands Consulting conducted surveys for rare plants, invasive weeds, and sensitive habitats within 9,600 acres on the Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest.
The Montezuma Wetlands Project is using dredge material from SF Bay to restore tidal marsh within diked baylands at a site along the edge of Suisun Bay. This project incidentally impacted western burrowing owl habitat and several man-made seasonal pools supporting listed shrimp species.
The 2,700-acre La Purisima Ranch is located in the Purisima Hills of northwestern Santa Barbara County. The predominant vegetation communities on the Ranch are coastal sage scrub, oak woodland, and native and introduced annual grasslands.
Vollmar Natural Lands Consulting is establishing a multi-species vernal pool/seasonal wetland mitigation bank for Caltrans on a 200-acre property located northwest of Fresno, California. Caltrans will use the bank as an in-house source of mitigation for impacts from transportation projects in the San Joaquin Valley.
VNLC is conducting a two-year study being funded by the Bureau of Reclamation under the Central Valley Improvement Act grant opportunity (with technical oversight by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) that is examining historic trends and success of vernal pool restoration and creation at ten project sites (~500 pools) in the Sacramento Valley.