The proposed project is natural resources management services agreements between the San Diego Unified Port District and ICF Jones and Stokes, Tierra Data, and Environmental Science and Associates to provide on-call natural resources management services. Consulting services are needed to provide natural resource management assistance for both tenant-sponsored and District sponsored projects. Routine tasks under the natural resources management services on-call agreements may include but are not limited to: coordination of project reviews with applicants and District staff, coordination and conducting predator management and invasive species management activities, conducting sensitive habitat preservation activities, conducting wetlands and delineations, conducting water quality and biological monitoring maintenance and vegetation control of wildlife habitat areas, coordinate volunteer cleanup events, and biological surveys of tidelands properties.
Consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination;
Project consists of minor alteration in the condition of land and vegetation that does not involve the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees ;
Consists of basic data collection, research experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded;
includes action taken by regulatory agencies to assure the maintenance, restoration, or enhancement of a natural resource where the regulatory process involves procedures for the protection of the environment.