Ensuring that biological permit requirements are appropriately matched to conditions at a site is a critical component of any development project. A three step process can inform your requirements.
A $28 million community improvements plan, known as Measure E was set in motion in 2009 to upgrade parks and construct community infrastructure in the City of Pleasant Hill (City). While the plan included some much-needed modernization for the City, it was also important to preserve city-defining trees in the process. These trees are treasured … Continue Reading »
Many projects requiring CEQA review involve CNPS listed plants, which may have left you asking: What is CNPS, anyway? A consortium of scientists, botanists, and enthusiasts, the California Native Plants Society (CNPS) has a mission to accurately review and categorize the rarity of native plants in California. The resulting list of sensitive plant species produced … Continue Reading »
When planning the Sunrise Powerlink renewable energy transmission line, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) faced a rigorous environmental review and permitting process. The proposed 117- mile-long line would bring up to 1,000 megawatts of clean solar, wind, and geothermal power generated in California’s Imperial Valley to homes and businesses in San Diego. At the … Continue Reading »