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Tricolored Blackbird Workshop

On July 17 th , ECORP biologists presented a Tricolored Blackbird (TRBL) Workshop for the North State Building Industry Association. Avian Biologist Angela Haas presented background on the species’ breeding and foraging ecology and population trends. Biologist Emily Mecke presented an overview of … Continue reading

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ECORP’s Presentation at SAGE Seminar: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS – Drones) – Assessment of Environmental Resources

Since 2016 ECORP has implemented UAS technology to support a variety of environmental and regulatory permitting projects. As a leader in UAS technology for environmental applications, ECORP was asked to present at the 2018  Mapping Our World from a New Perspective seminar … Continue reading

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ECORP Assists Placer County to Develop a Tool to Use Lidar Data to Automatically Detect Wetlands and Other Waters of the U.S.

High-density topographic mapping data collected by lidar sensors are rapidly becoming available for use in projects. For example, in the California Central Valley local governments and state agencies have access to a valley-wide comprehensive data set developed for the Central Valley … Continue reading

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2015 Final Rule on Definition of Waters of the United States Reinstated

On August 16, 2018, after three years of litigation and court deliberations, the Final Rule on the definition of Waters of the United States (80 FR 124: 37054-37127), originally published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. … Continue reading

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South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (SSHCP) Approved

As of October 29, 2018, the SSHCP has been adopted by all partners – the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, the Rancho Cordova and Galt City Councils, the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority, and the South Sacramento Conservation Agency, … Continue reading

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SJM Biological Consultants Joins ECORP Consulting, Inc.

We are excited to announce that SJM Biological Consultants (SJMBC) has joined forces with ECORP. After working in the Southern California region as an independent consultant for nearly four decades, Steve Montgomery is now a Principal Biologist on ECORP’s team … Continue reading

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ECORP on the Leading Edge of eDNA Identification Methodology

What is eDNA? Environmental DNA (eDNA) is nuclear or mitochondrial DNA that is released from an organism into the environment. Sources of eDNA include shed skin, mucous, gametes, feces, hair, and carcasses. The DNA of a range of aquatic organisms … Continue reading

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