Projects

Projects 2016-11-29T16:42:30+00:00

2005–2006, 2011–2013
Tidal Marsh Revegetation
Lead Organization: Invasive Spartina Project
TWN Role: Site-specific plant propagation; construction of raised beds and amplification of vegetative material. Salinity treatment of vegetative material prior to out-planting.

2007–2011
Residential Riparian Restoration Projects
Lead Organization: Various private home owners
TWN Role: Species selection, project design including planting and bioengineering techniques, installation supervision and follow-up monitoring.

2006–2009
Vegetation Monitoring
Lead Organization: Wetland and Water Resources www.swampthing.org
• Wetland Delineation: Arambaru Island-Tiburon, Chelsea Marsh-Pinole, Hamilton Airbase-Novato
• Vegetation mapping: Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline-Oakland, Petaluma Marsh Extension Project-Sonoma County, Bahia Marsh-Novato

2001–2006
Marsh transition zone habitat enhancement projects
Lead Organization: Save the Bay
TWN Role: Plant propagation

2011–2014
Mitigation Projects in Sycamore Grove and Portola Parks
Lead Organization: City of Livermore
TWN Role: Propagation of site-specific plant material.

2011–2013
Riparian—Oak grassland Restoration in Sycamore Grove Park
Lead Organization: Livermore Area Recreation & Park District
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection, plant propagation, plant installation, site maintenance and monitoring.

2011–2012
Arroyo de La Laguna Restoration
Lead Organization: Alameda County Resource Conservation District
TWN Role: Provided site -native plant material.

2010–2012
Riparian Restoration at Lower Brown Ranch, Dublin
Lead Organization: H.T. Harvey & Associates
TWN Role: Collection and propagation of site-specific vegetative plant material.

2010–2012
Lower Codornices Creek Restoration
Lead Organization: Codornices Creek Watershed Council www.codornicescreekwatershed.org
TWN Role: Development of restoration species palette, plant propagation, and help coordinating volunteer planting days.

2011
San Leandro Creek Restoration
Lead Organization: H.T. Harvey & Associates
TWN Role: Provided native plant material.

2010–2011
Fremont Chaparral and Woodland Restoration Project
Lead Organization: Alameda County Resource Conservation District
TWN Role: Provided native plant material

2010–2011
Livermore-Amador Watershed Management Agency Western Terminus Restoration Project
Lead Organization: McGuire and Hester
TWN Role: Propagation of wetland plants.

2009–2010
Native Here Nursery Wholesale Grow
Lead Organization: California Native Plant Society
TWN Role: Propagation of site-specific plants for wholesale to Native Here Nursery.

2009
Grassland Restoration Experiment
Lead Organization: Livermore Area Recreational Park District project video
TWN Role: Site-specific plant propagation.

2008–2009
Riparian Enhancement Project—Dublin, CA
Lead Organization: H.T. Harvey & Associates
TWN Role: Site-specific seed/propagule collection and plant propagation

2007–2008
Oak Grassland Enhancement: Sycamore Grove
Lead Agency: Alameda County Resource Conservation District
TWN Role: Development of species palette, site-specific seed collection, plant propagation.

2008
Oak Grassland Enhancement: Sycamore Grove
Lead Agency: Alameda County Resource Conservation District
TWN Role: Site-specific acorn collection, acorn planting with herbivore protection and weed control, post installation maintenance & monitoring.

2007
Riparian Restoration Project
Lead Organization: Urban Creek Council
TWN Role: Provide local native plants for revegetation and habitat enhancement.

2007
Habitat Enhancement Project: Temescal Creek
Lead Agency: Alameda County Clean Water Program
TWN Role: Provide local native plants for habitat enhancement project within Temescal watershed utilizing community involvement for installation.

2007
Demonstration Native Garden
Lead Organization: Hayward High school
TWN Role: Provide local native plants for school garden.

2006
Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline New Marsh Project
Lead Agency: Wetlands and Water Resources
TWN Role: Monitoring of seasonal and tidal marsh transects, ground-truthing for aerial imagery, monitoring report

2004–2005
Upper Collier Creek Riparian Mitigation
Lead Organization: H.T. Harvey and Associates
TWN Role: Site-specific seed/ propagule collection, plant propagation

2003–2006
El Cerrito Creek Habitat Enhancement Project
Lead Organization: Friends of Five Creeks
TWN Role: Provided plant material

2005
Elmherst Creek Planting
Lead Organization: Golden Gate Audubon
TWN Role: Plant propagation

2005
Transition zone enhancement adjacent to Bay Bridge
Lead Organization: Forster & Kroeger/Caltrans
TWN Role: Provide native plant material

2002–2003
Enhancement of Damon Slough Wetland Mitigation Site
Lead Organization: URS Corporation
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection, plant propagation

2010–2015
Restoration of Breuner Marsh
Lead Organization: East Bay Regional Parks District
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and propagation

2002–2007, 2011–2012
McNabney Marsh Transition Zone Enhancement Project
Moorhen Marsh Habitat Enhancement Project
Lead Organization: Mt. View Sanitary District
TWN Role: Species selection, planting design, site-specific seed collection, plant propagation, supervision of plant installation, irrigation consultation, monitoring of plant survival and vigor, monitoring reporting, project maintenance.

2010
Creek Walk, Civic Park East Project
Lead Organization: City of Walnut Creek www.walnut-creek.org
TWN Role: Provided native plant material.

2008–2010
Riparian Restoration Project: Fernandez Ranch
Lead Organization: Muir Heritage Land Trust www.muirheritagelandtrust.org/propertiespreserved.htm www.muirheritagelandtrust.org [PDF]
TWN Role: Contribute to development of restoration species palette, site specific seed collection and plant propagation.

2008–2010
Souza II Wetland Restoration
Lead Organization: ICF Jones and Stokes/Contra Costa County Community Development www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/depart/cd/water/HCP/
TWN Role: Contribute to development of restoration species palette, site specific seed collection and plant propagation.

2008
Baxter Creek Habitat Enhancement
Lead Organization: Urban Creek Council www.urbancreeks.org/Current Projects
TWN Role: Propagate native plants for installation in creek habitat enhancement project.

2008
Rheem Creek Habitat Enhancement
Lead Organization: Urban Creek Council www.urbancreeks.org/Current Projects
TWN Role: Propagate native plants for installation in creek habitat enhancement project.

2008
El Sobrante Library San Pablo Creek Riparian Restoration
Lead Organization: Spawners www.spawners.org
TWN Role: Provide watershed appropriate native plants.

2007
Dow Wetland Habitat Enhancement
Lead Agency: Contra Costa Resource Conservation District
TWN Role: Species palette selection and propagation of natives appropriate to project site.

2005–2007
Monitoring of Management Objectives
Lead Agency: Mt. View Sanitary District
TWN Role: Ground-truthing for geospatial analysis to develop vegetation map of key species, fixed station vegetation and soil salinity monitoring, species survey, monitoring report

2006
Lower Marsh Creek—Vegetation Enhancement Project
Lead Organization: Natural Heritage Institute
N.H.I. Objective: Re-vegetation with local, native freshwater tidal species along a section of lower Marsh Creek on the Dutch Slough Restoration Project site with the purpose of involving local community members in increasing cover of native species and decreasing non-native vegetation at the project site.
TWN Role: Site evaluation, species selection, planting design with experimental component, monitoring design, supervision of plant installation, monitoring, training and coordination of volunteers, monitoring report, supervision of non-native removal.

2006
Propagation Workshop Series for ESA and AVCC
Lead Agency: Contra Costa Resource Conservation District
TWN Role: Workshops covering: seed collection, plant identification, habitat needs, seed cleaning, storage, and treatment, propagation of native plants local to Sky Ranch and Alhambra Creek Watershed.

2005–2006
Sky Ranch Fencing and Restoration Project
Lead Organization: Muir Heritage Land Trust
TWN Role: Species selection, site-specific seed collection, plant propagation, development of planting design, supervision of plant installation, coordination of volunteers

2004–2006
Alhambra Creek Adult School Restoration Project
Lead Organization: Urban Creeks Council / Muir Heritage Land Trust
TWN Role: Species selection, site-specific seed collection, plant propagation, planting design consultation, supervision of student plant installation and monitoring

2005
Los Vaqueros Watershed
Lead Agency: Contra Costa Water District
TWN Role: Plant propagation

2003–2004
Alhambra High Track Project
Lead Organization: Friends of Alhambra Creek
TWN Role: Site survey, species selection, planting design, plant propagation, planting supervision, irrigation consultation

2003
Native Plant Propagation Workshop
Lead Organization: Dana Richards / Environmental Studies Academy
TWN Role: Educate students on concept of biodiversity and natural communities/ecosystems, purpose and goals of restoring natural habitats with native plants for wildlife habitat, identification of the major plants that will be propagated for restoration project, lessons on how to collect, clean, and treat seeds, and to collect and prepare cuttings, and how to propagate the plants

2009–2014
Aramburu Island Restoration and Enhancement Project
Lead Organization: Richardson Bay Audubon Society www.tiburonaudubon.org
TWN Role:
• Site-specific seed collection and propagation.
• Seed and vegetative amplification at nursery.

2011–2012
GGNRA Contract Grow
Lead Organization: Golden Gate National Recreation Area
TWN Role: Propagation of provided seed for a total of over 12,000 plants.

2011–2012
Restoration of Bahia Wetland, Novato
Lead Organization: Marin Audubon Society www.marinaudubon.org
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and propagation. Developed on-site nursery to be used in propagation of project-site native rhizomatous species. Salvaged and transplanted native material from site, established beds, prepared planting ramets, worked with volunteers to plant grown material.

2009–2012
Strawberry Point Seasonal/Tidal Wetland Construction/Restoration
Lead Organization: Strawberry Point School PTA
TWN Role: Provided native plant material and site monitoring, data analysis and report.

2010–2011
Olive Ridge Vegetation Management
Lead Organization: Olive Ridge Home Owners Association
TWN Role: Development of vegetation management plan and application of management strategies including invasive plant removal and native plant restoration; propagation of native plant material used for site restoration.

2009–2015
Aramburu Island Enhancement Project
Lead Organization: Richardson Bay Audubon/Wetland and Water Resources www.tiburonaudubon.org
TWN Role: Identification of source populations and collection of seed for species list developed for future habitat enhancement project. Providing site-specific plant material.

2006–2007
Graminoid propagation
Lead Agency: Marin Municipal Water District
TWN Role: Graminoid propagation

2003–2005
Triangle Marsh Project
Lead Organization: Marin Audubon Society
TWN Role: Species selection, site-specific seed collection, plant propagation, development of planting design, supervision of plant installation, coordination of volunteers

2009–2012
Reclamation of Quarry Site
Lead Organization: Syar Industries www.syar.com
TWN Role: Contribute to development of restoration species palette, site specific seed collection, and plant propagation for area including grasslands, riparian, and oak woodland; conduct site monitoring, data analysis, reporting and advise on maintenance.

2010–2011
Presidio Trust Landfill 10 Restoration Project
Lead Organization: Presidio Trust
TWN Role: Maintenance and upsizing of mature plant material from GGNRA nursery.

2010
The Living Roof
Lead Organization: California Academy of Sciences www.calacademy.org
TWN Role: Production of county-appropriate plants for native plant garden.

2005
Mission Creek
Lead Organization: Mission Creek Conservatory
TWN Role: Species selection, site-specific seed collection, plant propagation

2011–2013
Slope Revegetation
Lead Organization: CalTrans
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and plant propagation for slope above newly constructed Devil’s Slide tunnel.

2011–2012
Bayfront Levee Improvement Project
Lead Organization: City of San Mateo
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and propagation; salinity treatment prior to out-planting.

2005–2006
O’Neill Slough levee, San Mateo, CA
Lead Agency: City of San Mateo, Department of Public Works
TWN Role: Site-specific propagule collection, plant propagation

2006–2014
Riparian Restoration Project: Stevens Creek Corridor
Lead Organization: City of Cupertino, Public Works Dept.
TWN Role:
• Site-specific seed collection and plant propagation, willow wattle preparation, plant installation, post-installation site maintenance. www.cupertino.org
• Site-specific seed collection and plant propagation, plant installation, monitoring and maintenance at Blackberry Farms, lower Stevens Creek. www.cupertino.org
• Site-specific seed collection and plant propagation for reach of lower Stevens Creek above Blackberry Farms.

2011–2012
Alum Rock Park Riparian Mitigation Project
Lead Organization: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and plant propagation.

2011–2012
Hacienda and Deep Gulch Remediation Project, Los Alamitos Creek, Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Lead Organization: County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and plant propagation.

2011–2012
Upper Penitencia Creek Restoration Project
Lead Organization: ICF International
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and propagation.

2010–2012
Stevens Creek Trail and Wildlife Corridor project
Lead Organization: City of Mountain View www.stevenscreektrail.org/trail
TWN Role: Propagation of native plant material.

2008–2012
Stevens Canyon Road Bridges Replacement Project Mitigation
Lead Organization: H.T. Harvey & Associates
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and propagation.

2009–2010
Baylands Restoration, Palo Alto
Lead Organization: URS
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and plant propagation.

2009–2010
Lower Silver Creek Watershed Project
Lead Organization: Santa Clara Valley Water District
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and plant propagation.

2009
Salt Pond Restoration
Lead Organization: San Francisco Public Utility Commission/U.R.S Corp. www.southbayrestoration.org/Baylands Fact Sheet [PDF]
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and plant propagation.

2006–2007
Lower Stevens Creek Riparian Enhancement
Lead Agency: City of Mountain View, Public Works Dept.
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection and propagation

2005–2007
Oak Knoll and Neiman Riparian Mitigation
Lead Organization: H.T. Harvey & Associates / Pinn Brothers Fine Homes
TWN Role: Site-specific seed collection, plant propagation

2004–2007
Mare Island Project
Lead Organization: Weston Solutions
TWN Role: Site specific propagule collection, plant propagation

2005
Benicia Waterfront
Lead Organization: Focus Reality Services
TWN Role: Site-specific seed/ propagule collection, plant propagation

2006–2007
North San Pablo Bay Marsh Transition Zone Habitat Enhancement
Lead Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife
TWN Role: Species selection, site-specific seed collection, propagation consultation.