Page 4.B-51    OSEC-86 [See page 5-314 for the original comment] ADD one sentence to the analysis of Control Strategy ECM 4: Shade Tree Planting in Table 4.B-21 as follows:


The overall Landscape Guidelines of the Specific Plan prepared for the DSP and DSP-V scenarios provide for substantial tree planting throughout the Project Site’s developed and open areas in order to enhance the area’s visual quality and identity, visually buffer new development, and provide environmental benefits such as micro-climate control. The CPP and CPP-V scenarios are intended at a minimum to provide equivalent landscaping including tree planting. Restrictions to protect the landfill cap may be contained in the Landfill Closure Plan to restrict tree planting within the former landfill area.


Biological Resources

Page 4.C-4      OSEC-101 [See page 5-321 for the original comment] REVISE the last sentence of the first full paragraph as follows.


“Even though biologists observed that the Johnny jump-up plants had been grazed by herbivores such as deer rabbits or other fossorial rodents, these plants represent a potential host for the callippe silverspot butterflies.


Page 4.C-5      REPLACE Figure 4.C-1 with revised Figure 4.C-1, which follows page 3-44, to correct mapping of wetland areas within the Baylands.


Page 4.C-10    BCC-70 [See page 5-178 for the original comment] ADD the following information to the end of the fifth complete paragraph:


Over 87 bird species have been recorded from the Brisbane lagoon between 1990 and 2013 and this is documented in the Audubon bird count data base known as eBird1 (eBird 2012) At least 45 species have been observed during the non-breeding season, when birds overwinter in the SF Bay region (National Audubon Society 2010).






  1. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides data sources for bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. eBird documents the presence or absence of species, as well as bird abundance through checklist data. Individual recreational and professional bird watchers enter when, where, and how they went birding, and then fill out a checklist of all the birds seen and heard during the outing. Automated data quality filters developed by regional bird experts review all submissions before they enter the database. Local experts review unusual records that are flagged by the filters. eBird collects observations from birders through portals managed and maintained by local partner conservation organizations.

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