Becado Place is a small neighborhood adjacent to Sabercat Creek, in the City of Fremont. Elm trees that were dead or dying due to Dutch elm disease were removed from the riparian zone by the City. Residents and the CDFW were displeased with the tree removal and the CDFW required that the City apply for a permit and revegetate with native trees and shrubs. We prepared a restoration plan that was accepted by all involved parties and assisted the homeowners in understanding the plan, the existing invasive vegetation, and the native vegetation that would be planted, allowing CDFW to approve the permit and resolve the conflict.
Zentner Planning and Ecology completed site and species reviews for CEMEX at their Cache Creek gravel mine in order to facilitate a streambed alteration permit from the CDFW. The work involved slope protection in several areas along Cache Creek. We worked with the client and the CDFW to ensure that the permit was expedited so that work could begin on time. We also worked with the CDFW to extend the permit period beyond the usual October 15 deadline to make sure that the work could be finished. During the work, we determined that several more trees had to be removed than originally thought. We quickly consulted with the CDFW and got their agreement to roll the additional tree mitigation into the previously approved requirements without slowing the project.