- Wetland hydrology – Identified by indicators such as sediment deposits, water stains on vegetation, and oxidized rhizospheres along living roots in the upper 12 inches of the soil, or satisfaction of the hydrology performance criteria listed above.
- Hydric soils – Soils that are saturated, flooded, or ponded long enough during the growing season to develop anaerobic conditions, which are often characterized by features such as redox concentrations, which form by the reduction, translocation, and/or oxidation of iron and manganese oxides. Hydric soils may lack hydric indicators for a number of reasons. In such cases, the same standard used to determine wetland hydrology when indicators are lacking can be used.
- Five years after any wetland creation, a wetland delineation shall be performed to determine whether created wetlands are developing according to the success criteria outlined in the project permits. If they are not, remedial measures such as re- planting and or re-design and construction of the created wetland shall be taken to ensure that the Project’s mitigation obligations are met.
- Monitoring and reporting requirements. If permanent and temporary impacts
on jurisdictional waterscannot be compensated onsite through the restoration or enhancement of wetland features incorporated within proposed open space areas, the specific project applicant shall provide additional compensatory mitigation for these habitat losses. Potential options include the creation of additional wetland acreage onsite or the purchase and maintenance in perpetuity of offsite mitigation as approved by the City. Offsite compensatory mitigation would be required to fulfill the performance standards described above.
Page 4.C-56 BCC-140 [See page 5-191 for the original comment] REVISE Mitigation Measure 4.C-4a as follows.
Mitigation Measure 4.C-4a: Development in the Baylands shall be subject to a requirement for a Project wide Open Space Plan to be prepared by a landscape architect in coordination with a qualified habitat restoration biologist and included as a component of
the any Specific Plan within the Brisbane Baylands. The Plan shall incorporate designs to provide for wildlife movement corridors and to enhance habitat for native wildlife species. Specific requirements shall include the following:
- Landscaped areas shall contain a mosaic of native habitat types that support fauna of the surrounding area, including coastal scrub, grassland, and willow scrub habitats. Tree plantings shall be limited to native species whenever possible, as these species could create more nesting and roosting habitat for native birds and bats.