MBC assessed the environmental impacts of Unocal's planned replacement of sections of an offshore pipeline between Platform Gina and the onshore oil separator facility at Mandalay Beach (Ventura County). Biologists conducted a dune vegetation survey in the area of proposed onshore pipeline replacement. The vegetation was identified and mapped, and recommendations were made to facilitate vegetation recovery after the future construction work. Prior to the start of the onshore pipeline replacement, seeds were collected from beach vegetation in the area of potential effect. During the replacement, an MBC biologist was on-site to assess biological impacts and mitigate potential disturbance of intertidal species. After the replacement was completed and the beach contours restored, the previously collected seeds were distributed over the appropriate zone in the disturbed area.
MBC assisted a client in San Diego with implementation of the Convair Lagoon eelgrass mitigation plan.Read more
MBC conducted an eelgrass transplant to offset adverse impacts to eelgrass habitats as a result of construction and dredging.Read more
In preparation for the proposed conversion of the Long Beach Naval Station to commercial use, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) retained MBC to monitor the black-crowned night heron rookery.Read more