Recent Clients and Projects
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Inland Ecosystems has completed numerous projects that cover a range of disciplines and budget sizes. Our clients include public and private owned utilities, developers, engineers, and environmental consulting firms. Please contact us to inquire about additional project information and specific clients.
Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD)
Donner Lake Water System Improvement Project
Inland Ecosystems is responsible for all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, environmental permitting and monitoring associated with the Donner Lake Water System Improvement Project for the TDPUD. The purpose of the project is to upgrade many elements of the existing domestic water supply system in the Donner Lake area. Inland Ecosystems identified specific mitigation measures to minimize construction related environmental impacts. Staff from Inland Ecosystems work closely with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Game, and local conservation groups. In addition, Inland Ecosystems developed a comprehensive BMP and Erosion Control Manual that describes a suite of BMP and erosion control measures designed to avoid water quality impacts.
El Dorado Irrigation District (EID)
Reservoir 12 Water Storage Improvement Project
Inland Ecosystems is responsible for all CEQA compliance and environmental permitting and monitoring associated with the Reservoir 12 Water Storage Improvement Project for the EID. The purpose of the project is to enclose the existing open treated water storage reservoirs with concrete water storage tanks to provide the customers of EID with a clean and reliable drinking water product. Inland Ecosystems identified specific mitigation measures to minimize construction related environmental impacts. Inland Ecosystems is responsible for monitoring a five year restoration program for state and federally listed plant species
Del Oro Water Company
Phase 1 of the Lake Oroville Regional Intertie Project
Inland Ecosystems is responsible for all CEQA compliance and environmental permitting and monitoring associated with the Phase 1 of the Lake Oroville Regional Intertie Project for the Del Oro Water Company. The purpose of the project is to provide a reliable, non-interruptible supply of potable water and supplemental fire flows to the Lime Saddle District. Inland Ecosystems is working with identified specific mitigation measures to minimize construction related environmental impacts.
Biological Assessment for Yuba City’s Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project
Inland Ecosystems prepared the aquatic resources section of a Biological Assessment for Yuba City’s Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project via EN2Resources, Inc. The Biological Assessment addresses potential impacts to fisheries resources along the Feather River in the project area caused by increased river water pumping. Impacts to fishery resources and appropriate mitigation measures that will avoid or minimize impacts are being fully addressed. Inland Ecosystems provided an assessment of the project's cumulative impacts of additional water diversion on Feather River resources. Inland Ecosystems also provided technical assistance for the federal permitting and the Streambed Alteration Agreement process, which required the preparation and negotiations of acceptable mitigation measures including, but not limited to, BMP's, scheduling of construction activities, and a monitoring program.
Mount Hermon Association
Zayante Creek Seasonal Dam Improvement Project
Inland Ecosystems is responsible for all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance and environmental permitting and monitoring associated with the Zayante Creek Seasonal Dam Improvement Project for the Mount Hermon Association. The purpose of the project is to redesign an existing concrete step-pool fishway and also to construct, install and maintain a seasonal juvenile fish ladder at the dam site to improve fish passage conditions, particularly for steelhead trout and coho salmon.
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council
Fish Passage Improvement from Pyramid Lake into the Truckee River (Marble Bluff Dam)
Prior to forming Inland Ecosystems, Dr. Glenn Merron was responsible for coordinating an environmental evaluation on 12 different measures proposed to improve fish passage from Pyramid Lake, Nevada above the Marble Bluff Dam and into the Truckee River. Measures included construction of a dual chambered fish lock, a high volume fish ladder, a meandering channel, lowering of the dam, and removal of dam. This research was carried out with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Through negotiations with both the federal government and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council a preferred alternative was unanimously agreed upon to proceed to the pre-construction engineering and design phase.
Government of Botswana
Environmental Assessment of the Tsetse Fly Control Program
At the invitation of the Government of Botswana, Dr. Glenn Merron was responsible for a research project on the environmental effects to fishes resulting from insecticides used for control of the tsetse fly that can transmit a deadly disease to humans. The program led to changes in the timing and method of insecticide spraying, and the insecticide of choice to maximize control over the tsetse fly while minimizing effects on the fisheries resource.
Contact: Dr. Glenn Merron, President