Wildland/urban interface wildfires are a fact of life for the East Bay Hills, with the 1991 Oakland/Berkeley fire being only one during a 75-year history of fire disasters. LSA prepared an updated and comprehensive Wildfire Hazard Reduction and Resource Management Plan, based on sound fire-science concepts, and an EIR that evaluated the Plan. This project focuses on 13 East Bay Hills parks ranging from Sobrante Ridge in El Sobrante to Lake Chabot in Castro Valley; and two shoreline parks with wildfire hazards, Point Pinole and Miller-Knox. LSA conducted a comprehensive wildfire hazard and natural resource assessment of all parks to characterize and categorize the variety, type, and density of vegetation and natural resource features present in each park. The program EIR was designed to fully inform EBRPD’s decision-makers, the Plan implementers, other responsible agencies and stakeholders (including the University of the California and the East Bay Municipal Utility District, Fire Districts, and other adjacent jurisdictions), and the general public of the potential environmental consequences of the Plan’s approval and implementation.
Client: East Bay Regional Park District
Location: East Bay Regional Park District, California
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Berkeley, CA 94710
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