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VACANT SEAT ON PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy seeks (1) suburban or rural resident of Eastern Contra Costa County to serve on the Public Advisory Committee to provide input on implementation of the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan.

For more information and application materials, please click here.

Applications must be received by February 16, 2017 at 5 PM by email to maureen.parkes@dcd.cccounty.us or mail to Maureen Parkes, Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development, 30 Muir Rd., Martinez, CA 94553

2017 OPen rfp: Knightsen Wetland restoration and Flood Protection Project (planning & design)

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy (the Conservancy), in its role implementing the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan (the Plan), is soliciting proposals from firms interested in leading the Knightsen Wetland and Flood Protection Project funded through a Proposition 1 grant award administered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Conservancy may select and contract with multiple firms to provide these services. The division of tasks will be determined by the Conservancy on the basis of expertise and other practical considerations.

For more information and the full RFP, please click here.

Qualified firms must submit their proposals electronically in PDF format to both email addresses listed in the RFP by 5PM on February 9, 2017.


2015 Annual report

The 2015 Annual Report and Year in Review document were approved at the April 25th, 2016 meeting of the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy Governing Board.

All prior years' annual reports are located on the Documents page.


MITIGATION FEE ADJUSTMENTS

The ECCC HCP/NCCP mitigation fees were adjusted on March 15, 2016, pursuant to the cost indices and formulas prescribed in the HCP/NCCP. New mitigation fee calculators can be found on the Project Permitting page.


FINAL CEQA SPECIES REPORT

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy has prepared a document entitled "Assessment of Plan Effects on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Species." The Conservancy Governing Board approved the final report at the February 23, 2015 Board Meeting.

This report provides an assessment of the effects of the East Contra Costa County HCP/NCCP on 59 special-status species that were not covered by the Plan but are often addressed in CEQA analyses ("CEQA species"), 41 plant and 18 animal species. The purpose of the assessment is to provide a programmatic, cumulative CEQA effects analysis for CEQA species taking into account impacts of all covered activities, including all adverse and beneficial effects of covered development activities and conservation measures. The cumulative effect on each species was determined to be beneficial, neutral, or adverse but less-than-significant, by considering the number of known populations and extent of suitable habitat that could be adversely affected within areas of anticipated development as well as those that would benefit from being in areas that may be preserved, enhanced, and managed for covered species and communities by the Plan. The report could be referenced in future CEQA documents for individual covered projects and may enable these analyses to be completed more efficiently and effectively.

The full final document is available for download:


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