Port Sonoma is within BCDC’s Bay jurisdiction (separate from Certain Waterways jurisdiction) and each of the numerous projects begun at the Port, e.g. dredging, construction of a dredged materials offloader, preparations for a ferry terminal, required BCDC approvals. We began discussing these projects with BCDC staff well before project initiation and agreed upon a Port-wide access program as the best means to mitigate potential impacts. BCDC staff worked closely with us on pathway design, landscape materials and other elements. The Port staff was then able to build the access path and landscaping without costly additions or lengthy permitting requirements.