Bioregional Habitat Restoration (BHR) is an innovative and comprehensive approach to mitigation in that it combines the impacts of several different WSIP construction projects into one suite of habitat improvement projects. This pooling of resources maximizes our ability to make significant, ecosystem-level improvements to habitat for rare and endangered species.
On the two watersheds the program includes the development of compensation sites to preserve, enhance, restore or establish approximately 2,050 acres of native habitat ranging from ponds and wetlands to serpentine and annual grasslands and coastal oak.
During a three-year plant establishment period the BHR includes the following:
- Environmental permitting
- Construction management
- Up to 10 years of performance monitoring.
Bioregional Habitat Restoration on the Peninsula Watershed
Our team has restored native habitat around Homestead Pond, (a productive breeding area for the California red-legged frog at the southern end of the watershed). Our team has also revived new wetlands along Upper Crystal Springs and San Andreas reservoirs.