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Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States”

The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) published the Final Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) in the Federal Register on April 21, 2020, with an effective date of June 22, 2020. Although several lawsuits have been … Continue reading

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PCCP Moves Closer to Implementation

The Placer County Conservation Program (PCCP) is one step closer to final approvals! On July 9, 2020 the Placer County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the program. Approvals from the remaining stakeholders are anticipated later this summer, with full … Continue reading

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Restoration Activities within the Oroville Wildlife Area

Over the last two years, an approximately 1,500-acre portion of the Oroville Wildlife Area (OWA), managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and located just west of the City of Oroville, California, was the site of a dual-purpose … Continue reading

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ECORP Biologists Identify First Known Cases of RHDV-2 in California

Since March 2020, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV-2) has been spreading through wild and domestic lagomorphs in the western U.S. and Mexico, causing large mortality events. RHDV2 is highly contagious and is extremely persistent in the environment. In … Continue reading

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ECORP Biologists Fill Their Nets During San Joaquin River Fish Rescue

ECORP prepared the EIR and helped Madera County acquire all of the regulatory permits for the Common Diversion Facility Project located within the San Joaquin River in Madera County, California. The Project involved the replacement of seven river intakes with … Continue reading

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Necessity is the Mother of, Uhm…RVing?

Ever think you’d have a corporate account with a motorhome rental company?  Neither did ECORP, but when some California counties ordered hotels closed early this spring we had to scramble to figure out how to not lose the survey season … Continue reading

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ECORP is Growing!

ECORP feels fortunate to be able to grow our staff through this challenging time. Here are some highlights of staff who have joined ECORP during the first half of 2020: David Atwater, Senior Environmental Planner, San Diego Office David Atwater … Continue reading

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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order N-54-20 Addressing AB 52 and CEQA Notification Requirements during COVID-19 State of Emergency

On April 22, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-54-20 to address the need to extend certain government functions and legal requirements as a result of the March 4 State of Emergency regarding COVID-19. This included, among other things, a suspension of … Continue reading

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ECORP Assists Hangar 24 Charities with Airfest! 2019

ECORP Assists Hangar 24 Charities with Airfest! 2019 Earlier this year, ECORP assisted Hangar 24 Charities with discounted and pro-bono environmental services to facilitate the 2019 Airfest! at Redlands Municipal Airport.  The annual event raises money which is donated to … Continue reading

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ECORP Welcomes Christina Torres

Christina Torres joined the ECORP Biological Resources Group as an Assistant Biologist in the San Diego office. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. Upon graduation, she spent some time in … Continue reading

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