Wildlife Hazard Reduction and Resource Management Plan

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2008042099
Lead Agency
East Bay Regional Parks District
Document Title
Wildlife Hazard Reduction and Resource Management Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Parks/Open Space/Recreation GP: Natural Units; Recreation/Staging Units; Special Protection Features; and Special Management Features Z: Recreation and resource management uses.
Document Description
NOTE: Extended Review Per Lead EBRPD has prepared a long-range Draft 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 wildfire, 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 wildfire, 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 is 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.

Contact Information

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

Location

Cities
Alameda, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Oakland, Orinda, Pinole, Pinole, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, Orinda, Alameda, ..., Richmond, San Leandro
Counties
Alameda, Contra Costa
Zip
various
Total Acres
19,000
Parcel #
various
State Highways
SR-4,SR-61,SR-13,SR-185,SR-123,I
Railways
BART,UPRR,BNSF
Airports
No
Schools
Yes
Waterways
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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
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
Reviewing Agencies
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), Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), Office of Historic Preservation, Cal Fire
Reviewing Agency Comments
Office of Historic Preservation, Cal Fire

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.

Download CSV New Search Print