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2019 Compensatory Mitigation Webinar Series Webinar 7: An Ecological Framework for Compensatory Mitigation: Anticipating the Unexpected

Our very own Shawn Chartrand will be presenting at this year's Compensatory Mitigation Webinar - June 27, 2019 2:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern.  His abstract is as follows: Wetland and fluvial restoration projects commonly include post-construction plans which detail actions to address issues related to routine maintenance, adaptive management and remediation. These three direct [...]

2019 Compensatory Mitigation Webinar Series Webinar 7: An Ecological Framework for Compensatory Mitigation: Anticipating the Unexpected2019-08-22T21:57:35+00:00

Pond inundation and timing model: Pond-IT!

In Mediterranean and arid climates, seasonal ponds play important roles for native species, whose life cycles coincide with pond inundation duration and timing, or “hydroperiod.” In California, anthropogenically-formed cattle ponds are valuable aquatic habitat for listed amphibians such as frogs, salamanders, and turtles, but with anticipated changes in climate, these features may be affected [...]

Pond inundation and timing model: Pond-IT!2019-06-25T21:28:46+00:00

Happy Anniversary Ed Ballman!

Today marks Ed Ballman’s 21st year with Balance – Happy Anniversary Ed! He leads the technical direction of Balance’s 1D and 2D hydrologic and hydraulics modeling efforts for fluvial and floodplain restoration projects, this work may include alternative analysis, modeling shear stresses, fish passage, depth analysis – relative to habitat needs, flooding, sediment studies, [...]

Happy Anniversary Ed Ballman!2019-05-07T22:44:11+00:00

2019 Balance Conferences & Sponsorships

International Conference Wood in World Rivers | January 7-11, 2019 | Valdivia, Chile Presenting: Anne Senter "Wood export prediction at the watershed scale" Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference | January 28-31, 2019 | Reno, NV Attending: David Shaw, Ben Trustman California Land Conservation Conference | March 20-22, 2019 | Pacific Grove, CA Balance sponsored! [...]

2019 Balance Conferences & Sponsorships2019-08-22T22:02:55+00:00

Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management

Balance Hydrologics in partnership with Carmel River watershed stakeholders is pleased to announce a dedicated session entitled Carmel River Watershed: Managing and Restoring for Sea-to-Summit Resiliency at the upcoming 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management Conference to be held December 8-13, 2018 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center [...]

Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management2018-10-16T18:38:54+00:00

Dogs of Balance

June 22nd is Bring your Dog to Work day! Not all Balance offices have the privilege of having our dogs at work, but we're sure happy to go home to them! When safety allows you may see a Balance dog working hard in the field, inspecting large wood placements along a restored river, reading [...]

Dogs of Balance2018-06-22T17:10:06+00:00

Smith River Alliance 2018 Fish Count

Balance Hydrologics staff regularly participate in the Smith River Alliance annual Fish Count, this year's count is happening August 10-12.  We encourage river lovers to participate in this event. Volunteers track California coastal cutthroat trout and the rare summer steelhead and spring Chinook salmon, as well as suckers, rainbow trout, lamprey, and herps. Snorkeling within [...]

Smith River Alliance 2018 Fish Count2019-03-20T22:05:01+00:00

Proposition 68: The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act

Proposition 68: The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act is good news for California, great news for our project partners, and phenomenal news for the critters. The statewide measure authorizes $4.1 billion towards habitat restoration, climate resilience, parks, water quality and flood protection throughout the state. Here's how the funds will be allocated Statewide: Clean and Sustainable [...]

Proposition 68: The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act2018-06-08T19:36:20+00:00

Ride Anne Ride!

Balance is cheering on our colleague Anne Senter who's on Day 4 of the AIDS/Livecycle ride! She'll travel 545 miles through 58 towns, across 8 counties, from San Francisco to Los Angeles! The ride started in San Francisco on June 3rd, today, Day 4 she'll be rolling into Santa Maria. Here are some images from the road, [...]

Ride Anne Ride!2018-06-06T23:27:57+00:00

Dam Inundation and Emergency Action Plans

Balance engineers develop dam inundation maps for a variety of client needs, of late these efforts have been focused on SB 92, signed into law on June 27, 2017 by Governor Brown. SB 92 set forth new requirements focused on dam safety, as part of this legislation, dam owners must now submit inundation maps [...]

Dam Inundation and Emergency Action Plans2018-04-26T19:20:40+00:00