Great Ecology developed mitigation bank strategies for the Otay River Valley for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Great Ecology negotiated a partnership with the HomeFed Corporation to restore 70-acres of wetland and riparian habitat. Prior to construction, Great Ecology conducted a detailed feasibility study to support the site design and guide the planning and permitting approach. The study included hydrological, biological, geomophological, and soil studies. Using this data, Great Ecology created a habitat restoration plan with the greatest value and highest likelihood of success to determine the expected wetland mitigation credit count. Credits created by the Otay River Valley mitigation bank would be used to offset SANDAG TransNet projects in the greater San Diego region.
Ecological Design & Planning, Mitigation Banking, River, Stream, and Riparian Restoration, Wetland Delineation & Permitting,
Chula Vista, California