Wildlife Hazard Reduction and Resource Management Plan

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
East Bay Regional Parks District
Document Title
Wildlife Hazard Reduction and Resource Management Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Parks/Open Space Natural Units; Recreation/Staging Units; Special Protection Features; and Special Management Features Zoned to allow recreation and resource management uses.
Document Description
EBRPD is developing a long-range Wildlife Hazard Reduction and Resource Management Plan to guide ongoing vegetation management activities on EBRPD park lands along the urban-wildland interface to reduce the likelihood of a catastrophic, wind-driven wildlife, such as the 1991 Oakland Hills fire. EBRPD has determined that there are areas of high hazard fuels within the parks that have significant potential to produce or conduct a devastating wildlife, and action is needed to reduce the risk of a fast-moving wildland fire emerging from or moving through the parklands and igniting residential neighborhoods and other structures and facilities adjacent to the parks. Similarly, the potential for fires starting on and moving from adjacent non-park lands and propagating through these high hazard fuels to cause unacceptable damage to EBRPD facilities and resource is great and warrants mitigation. Resource management considerations and best management practices (BMPs) to avoid or minimize environmental impacts will be incorporated into the Plan to ensure that fuel reduction treatment activities are carried out in a manner consistent with protecting environmental resources in the public parklands. While the study area for the Plan includes the 13 hillside parks (Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve; Kennedy Grove Regional Recreational Area; Wildcat Canyon Regional Park; Tilden Regional Park; Claremont Canyon; Temescal Regional Recreational Area; Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve; Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve; Roberts Regional Recreational Area; Redwood Regional Park; Leona Canyon Regional Open space and Preserve; Anthony Chabot Regional Park; and Lake Chabot Regional Park) and seven shoreline parks (Point Pinole Regional Shoreline; Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline; Brooks Island Regional Shoreline; East Shore State Park; Middle Harbor Shoreline Park; Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach; and Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline), the main focus of the Plan will be on the wildland-urban interface along the western edge of the East Bay hill parks and the shoreline parks of Point Pinole and Miller/Knox, where high wildfire hazards and fuel loads are present. This Plan is a long-range programmatic document, and as such, site-specific conditions for the approximately 120 potential treatment areas totaling almost 3,000 acres can not be fully evaluated and identified within the framework of the Plan. However, the Plan will include a discussion of the environmental and resource values to be considered when identifying and implementing future fuel reduction management projects. These resource management considerations may not apply in all cases, but act as a general set of factors to evaluate for each treatment area based on the site-specific objectives and site conditions that will be identified prior to preparing a site-specific fuel reduction action plan. The Plan also will identify a process for ongoing feedback and incorporation of lessons learned from completed projects to enable EBRPD to adaptively manage their fuel reduction projects over time. By incorporating a feedback loop, the District will be able to create and implement increasingly successful and cost-effective projects as new information is learned about the effectiveness and long-term success of treatment techniques.

Contact Information

Brian Wiese
Agency Name
East Bay Regional Parks District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Alameda, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Oakland, Orinda, Pinole, Pinole, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, Orinda, Alameda, ..., Richmond, San Leandro
Alameda, Contra Costa
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
San Francisco Bay, Lake Chabot, Lake Anza, Lake Temescal, various creeks
Other Information
State Highway#:SR-123, I-80, I-580, I-880

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
Development Types
Other (Wildlife Reduction and Resource Management)
Local Actions
Wildlife and Resource Management Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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