Mangels Ranch, which was located adjacent to the City of Fairfield’s Rockville Regional Park, had been family owned and operated for 200 years. When the Ranch was sold for development, our client (Citation Northern) needed a place to complete their mitigation requirements and the City of Fairfield was looking for a way to fund some restoration and improvement projects within Rockville Hills Park. Zentner Planning and Ecology negotiated with State and Federal agency staff to complete the mitigation for the development within the Park, which benefitted both the City and developer. We have continued to partner with the City by developing signage to encourage better understanding of these restored habitats, discussing the restoration in community television programs, and sponsoring community planting days.
Shin Kee is located on the eastern edge of the historic Delta and represented a unique opportunity to restore the full range of Delta habitats, perennial marsh, seasonal wetlands, riparian woodlands and native-dominated uplands. Working with the landowners, A.G. Spanos Companies, we provided final designs and oversaw the implementaiton of the restoration of this 140-acre site from tomato field to fully functioning wetlands. Today, Shin Kee hosts numerous species of native Delta wildlife, including relatively unusual species such as otters and white pelicans.