Vernal Pools

What is the process for evaluating the suitability of land for potential open-space preservation, ecological restoration, or wetland mitigation banking? The first step is to call Geoff Smick and Justin Derby of WRA – a firm expert in environmental consulting since the 1980′s.

When WRA was interested in finding a non-intrusive, highly-precise method for capturing the physical condition of high-quality vernal pools in Northern California, they turned to CTS and 3D laser scanning.

CTS provided the initial consultation about 3D laser scanning best practices, with Meridian providing the field collection. Sometimes Mother Nature is the best designer, and in the coming weeks WRA will utilize the millimeter accuracy laser scan as a ‘blueprint” to inform the design of restored habitats.

Stay tuned for more updates as this Case Study develops.