For more than 25 years, LSA has managed environmental documentation and provided biological services for seven residential developments encompassing over 6,000 acres in the Dougherty Valley/Alamo Creek area of Southern Contra Costa County. These services have included delineating wetlands, vegetation mapping, general biological surveys, rare plant surveys, and protocol level surveys for federally listed animal species. Our work also included obtaining federal and State natural resource agency permits.
LSA prepared and helped implement wetland, creek, and riparian habitat restoration plans for over 20 miles of Alamo Creek and its tributaries, as well as enhancement and management plans for approximately 3,000 acres of mostly grassland habitat designated as open space by these projects and protected with conservation easements. We also assisted in identifying and preparing management plans for over 900 acres of off-site mitigation habitat that has become part of the East Bay Regional Park District open space system. The mitigation lands were protected for the benefit of San Joaquin kit fox, California tiger salamander, and California red-legged frog. The overall mitigation plans included creation of more than 20 acres of wetlands and 24 new ponds. The majority of these ponds have become successful California red-legged frog and/or California tiger salamander breeding sites. LSA continues to monitor and manage these habitat features.
Clients: Shapell Homes, Windemere Partners LLC, Lennar and Ponderosa Homes
Location: Southern Contra Costa County, California
For more information contact:
157 Park Place
Point Richmond, CA 94801
510 236-6810 tel