Lower Yolo Restoration Project

Date: 2012-Present

Project Value: $46M

Location: Yolo County, California

Client: Westlands Water District

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After multiple years of delay, Hallmark was retained by the Westlands Water District to undertake the Lower Yolo Restoration Project (LYRP), the largest tidal marsh habitat restoration project in the State. Hallmark oversaw the design, permitting, and construction of the project while managing a complex agreement with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and Westlands. The agreement required Westlands to adhere to strict requirements in order to acquire habitat credits.  

Results: Hallmark worked closely with DWR, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, United States fish and Wildlife Service to complete the project in accordance with the contract, permit requirements, and long-term maintenance plans; ultimately receiving approximately 1,700 creditable acres for Delta Smelt and 1,200 creditable acres for Swainson’s Hawk habitat.