Pond 20 Wetland Mitigation Bank
December 9, 2019

Hell's Kitchen Geothermal Project

Salton Sea, CA

Client: Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR)

Key Resource: Lithium

150

Miles East of San Diego

700+

Acre Site



Project Summary:

Great Ecology is providing environmental consulting services to Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) on the ecological and regulatory planning for an integrated lithium extraction and geothermal power project. The site, adjacent to the Salton Sea, would include a clean lithium production facility and a renewable geothermal energy plant, creating thousands of jobs in Imperial Valley and deriving a critical component for electric vehicles. The lithium will be extracted with an extremely low carbon footprint, making the project highly sustainable and bringing the USA closer to energy independence.
Our team is deploying a full suite of environmental services to assist CTR with the permitting and master planning of the site, as well as ecological services for the design, restoration, and creation of wetlands around the Salton Sea. Our work involves extensive on-the-ground assessments, drone surveys and reconnaissance, desktop modeling and mapping, data analysis, regulatory documents, and stakeholder outreach.

Above Rendering courtesy CTR

From Playa to Wetland

Great Ecology is developing designs for wetland creation in the existing desert playa landscape. These wetlands will provide habitat for various native species and migratory birds that visit the Salton Sea while aiding in playa dust suppression – one of the critical health issues in the Valley.


Achieving Goals, Together

The Great Ecology team is integrated tightly with CTR to realize the company’s goal of implementing this groundbreaking lithium and geothermal energy facility. We have developed considerable knowledge of the project site’s ecology and existing conditions, the priorities of Imperial Valley and are applying our decades of environmental experience to achieve successful results.

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