Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Civil Design / South Lake Tahoe, CA


The Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Center (Center) is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates injured and orphaned wild animals. For over thirty years, the founders ran the organization out of their home. In 2015 the Center began the process of building a new more expansive facility complete with individual wildlife enclosures on 27 acres. The designs were completed in 2015 and construction took place from 2016 to 2019. The new facility will be able to rehabilitate and release many more injured and orphaned native wildlife including bears, birds, raccoons, squirrels, bobcat, coyote, otter and deer.

Project Overview

Wildscape Engineering provided engineering design for site grading, stormwater drainage and paving. Low-profile stormwater BMP buffer strips, swales and basins blend in and utilize open areas of the site for runoff treatment. Site paving, parking and circulation considered movement of large vehicles and exterior ADA access. Additionally, Wildscape developed and oversaw the SWPPP for water quality protection during construction and managed the permit process with the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Project Design Elements

  • Stormwater BMP Design
  • Site grading
  • ADA Access
  • Pavement Design

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