Loch Lomond Marina

Biological Studies and Permitting Services for a Mixed-Use and Recreational Development at an Existing Marina along the Marin County Shoreline.

Goals

  • Redevelop an existing marina for mixed-use purposes
  • Enhance existing biological resources and providing for public access

seasonal wetland proposed for enhancement

Project Description

WRA performed numerous biological studies to assist our client in achieving their goal of developing a mixed-use project that includes residential, commercial, office, marina, and recreational uses within an existing marina along the Marin County shoreline.  The biological studies conducted by WRA on this 30-acre site identified extensive seasonal wetlands located within the marina and other sensitive resources located within the immediate vicinity.  WRA assisted developers with securing necessary environmental permits and approvals, including Endangered Species Act consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service.  WRA also assisted our client with a California Environmental Quality Act Biological Impact Analysis for the project.

Sensitive habitat along San Rafael shoreline

Sensitive habitat along San Rafael shoreline

In light of to the number of sensitive biological resources on the site, WRA provided project design guidance to balance the goals of our client with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements and public concern.  The guidance provided by WRA helped to achieve the client’s goals in an environmentally responsible manner without the need for extensive permitting or mitigation requirements.

Deliverables

  • Biological Resources Assessment Report
  • Wetland Delineation Report
  • Biological Impact Analysis
  • Rare Plant Survey Report
  • California Ridgway’s/Black Rail Survey Report
  • Endangered Species Act Biological Assessment and Essential Fish Habitat Assessment
  • Section 404 Nationwide Permit Application
  • Section 10 Letter of Permission Application
  • Section 401 Water Quality Certification Application
  • Habitat Mitigation and Monitoring Plan

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