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Ecological & Natural Resources

Ecological & Natural Resources

MIG provides technical leadership, a collaborative approach, and implementation-oriented strategies in both urban and wildland environments. Our expert staff integrates the diverse and often conflicting needs of water supply, flood management, habitat and species conservation, urban environments and recreation, using innovative and customized tools such as facilitation, structured decision-making processes, stakeholder awareness and public education, state-of-the-art GIS, web-enabled databases and visualization technology.

Climate Change
Richmond General Plan Cover
Richmond General Plan: Climate Change Element

The three-year general planning effort led by MIG for the City of Richmond was designed to engage the entire community in planning and to reposition the City in the Bay Area and overall as a cutting-edge, 21st century City.


Energy Upgrade Digital Billboard on I-80
Energy Upgrade California

An unprecedented, statewide collaborative effort to encourage property owners to make energy efficient upgrades to their homes and businesses.


Oracle World Headquarters
Oracle World Headquarters Expansion Project EIR

Wagstaff/MIG prepared an EIR for a proposed 330,000-square-foot expansion by Oracle, Inc. of its world headquarters complex in the Island Park waterfront area of Belmont.


Home Page
Berkeley Climate Action Website Design and Facilitation

MIG worked with the City of Berkeley to develop an interactive website to increase awareness regarding climate change.


Ecological Restoration
 Field tour with stakeholders and MIG team.
Portland Wildfire Readiness Assessment: Gap Analysis Report

MIG worked with the City of Portland to identify gaps in management of wildfires.


Oracle World Headquarters
Oracle World Headquarters Expansion Project EIR

Wagstaff/MIG prepared an EIR for a proposed 330,000-square-foot expansion by Oracle, Inc. of its world headquarters complex in the Island Park waterfront area of Belmont.


Funding for Flood, Stormwater & Water Quality
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SCVWD Public Outreach and Voter Education

MIG developed an outreach and voter education program to pass a benefit assessment that would provide for flood protection and stream stewardship in Santa Clara County for 10-15 years.


Ross Valley Mailer
Ross Valley Flood Protection and Watershed Funding Program

MIG led a strategic planning and communications program that yielded real flood protection solutions, grant funding and a successful Proposition 218 storm drainage fee vote.


Open Space & Trails Planning
Crissy Field
Presidio Trails and Bikeways Master Plan

MIG crafted a comprehensive trails and bikeways plan for the Presidio, a former Army base in San Francisco.


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Chino Hills State Park

MIG prepared a master plan and construction documents for Phase I development of the historic Rolling M Ranch improvements within 2,237 acres in the Puente-Chino Hills.


Santa Cruz Pass
Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP/NCCP)

MIG facilitates monthly plan meetings and works closely with the Program Manager and Management Team members to develop the Santa Clara HCP/NCCP.


Close up print design
Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District Acquisition Plan

High quality writing and design result in an appealing vision for an agency dedicated to the preservation of public lands.


Concept Plan
Great Spokane River Gorge Strategic Master Plan

Strategic Master Plan project for the Great Spokane River Gorge area to build on the vision of an accessible greenbelt.


Oracle World Headquarters
Oracle World Headquarters Expansion Project EIR

Wagstaff/MIG prepared an EIR for a proposed 330,000-square-foot expansion by Oracle, Inc. of its world headquarters complex in the Island Park waterfront area of Belmont.


Rivers & Watershed Planning
DSI Facilitation
Napa River Flood Protection and Watershed Management Plan

Resulting in the revitalization of Downtown Napa, this project was an award-winning national model for integrated flood protection and watershed management.


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Santa Barbara Watershed Brochure

Highly visual brochure educating the community about watersheds and clean oceans.


Stakeholder Group Tour
Alder Creek Watershed Management Plan

MIG is assisting with facilitation of the stakeholder group providing input on the Alder Creek Watershed management plan.


San Gabriel Tabloid Cover
San Gabriel River Master Plan

This award-winning Master Plan addressed multiple objectives of habitat, open space and flood protection as well as water supply and water quality for over 19 cities in Los Angeles County.


WMI Fact Sheet
Santa Clara Basin Watershed Management Initiative

MIG provided process management, facilitation and conflict resolution services to help coordinate multiple agencies in managing the Santa Clara watershed.


Workshop
American River Parkway Integrated Area Plan

MIG led the development of a Plan that addresses safety, recreation and natural resource protection for 1,400 acres along five miles of the American River in Sacramento County.


Conceptual Design: Bridges
Truckee River Flood Management and Protection Plan

MIG designed and implemented a public involvement process, as well as conceptual designs and an interactive project website, for this critical project to provide flood protection for communities along the Truckee River.


Santa Clara Valley Water District - Goals and Strategies
Santa Clara Valley Water District Website

An interagency and inter-jurisdiction tool enabling staff and stakeholders to better coordinate water resources strategic planning with the District.


Scenic Resources
Skaminia Wind Map
Columbia River Wind Energy Analysis

MIG worked with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge to evaluate potential impacts from several wind energy projects on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.


Exiting view of Columbia River from Vista House looking at ridge for the proposed pipeline.
Blue Bridge Natural Gas Pipeline Scenic Impact Assessment

MIG is assessing potential impacts to scenic quality from a proposed natural gas pipeline that will cross the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area.


Analysis map of transmission visibility.
San Luis-Pueblo Transmission Line Scenic Impact Assessment

MIG is assessing potential impacts to scenic resources in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.