Vernal Pool, Fairy Shrimp and Wetland Study toward a joint Fill and Removal Permit, Duff II Water Treatment Facility, White City, Oregon

Client: Medford Water Commission

NBC began the project in 2010 and permits for the Medford Water Commission were obtained in August of 2013. The project involved ESA issues concerning the listed fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) and large-flowered wooly meadowfoam (Limnanthes floccosa ssp. Grandiflora) as well as the vernal pool ecosystem. Many meetings and correspondence with state and federal regulatory agencies took place over a three year span. In addition, a mitigation plan was developed which included the purchase of 36 acres of high quality vernal pool complex which was designated a vernal pool refuge via a deed restriction and agency approved refuge management Plan. The following work tasks were completed for this project: