Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Varied - project is city-wide
Document Description
The project would include the conservation of the vernal pool resources within the existing City of San Diego Multi-Habitat Planning Area and conserved lands plus additional core lands containting the seven focal species (San Diego fairy shrimp, Riverside fairy shrimp, San Diego button celery, spreading navarretia, San Diego mesa mint, California Orcutt grass, and Otay mesa mint) and associated vernal pool habitat. This proposal would provide a comprehensive approach to the protection and management of the vernal pool preserve areas. The vernal pool preserve areas would be identified based on the analysis to be provided in the project's technical white papers including: Focal Species Status, Assessment of the Conservation of the Seven Focal Species, Development of Adaptive Management Strategy, Development of Monitoring Strategy, Property Analysis Record (PAR), Recommendatins for Conditions of Coverage, Conservation Analysis, and Preserve Management Funding Mechanisms. The project would include adoption of the Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), Implementing Agreement, a Vernal Pool Management Plan, a funding strategy, specific conditions of coverage for the seven focal species, amendments to the City's General Plan, Community Plans, and the Land Development Code (LDC)/Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL) Ordinance and Land Development Manual/Biology Guidelines.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Shearer-Nguyen
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Total Acres
State Highways
5, 15, 52, 54, 56, 67, 76, 125,

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Habitat Conservation Plan)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Community Plan, Habitat Plan
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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