Table of Contents

Abstract

Chapter I: Introduction

Chapter 1 A

Chapter 1 B

Chapter 1 C

Chapter II:   Caldecott Corridor Committee History & Mission

Chapter III:  Chapter 3 Setting

Chapter 3 Ecology

Chapter 3 Ecology A

Chapter 3 Ecology B

Vegetation in the Caldecott Study Area

Chapter 3 Ecology C

Chapter 3 Wildfire

Chapter 3 Wildfire A

Chapter 3  Ownership and Land Use

Chapter 3  Ownership and Land Use A

Chapter IV Analysis of Management Objectives and Methods: Balancing Conflict or Developing Common Solutions?

Chapter V Core resource Management Concepts

Chapter VI Recommended Actions

Chapter VI Recommended Actions A  Vegetation/Habitat Management Strategy for the Caldecott Corridor

Action 1: West-Side Fuel Reduction Buffer/Habitat Management Zone

Action 2: East-Side Fuel Reduction Buffer Zone

Action 3: East-Side Fuel Reduction/Habitat Management Transition Zone

Action 4: East-Side Habitat Management Zone

Action 5: Fuel Reduction Zone On Isis Ridge East of Fish Ranch Road

Action 6: Road-side Ignition Reduction Buffers

Action 7: Manage Vegetation in Residential Lots to Reduce Fire Hazard

B. Additional Actions to Protect and Enhance the Biological Value of the Caldecott Corridor

Action 8: Public Agency Purchase of Key Private Lands

Action 9: Purchase of Conservation Easements on Key Private Lands

Action 10: Reduce Unnecessary Lighting in the Corridor

Action 11: Site Public Structures and Equipment Away From Constricted Portions of the Corridor or Outside the Study Area 

Action 12: Encourage Examination & Maintenance of Habitat Connectivity in other Potentially Significant Areas of the East Bay

C Additional Actions to Control and Reduce the Threat of Fire in the Caldecott Corridor Area

Action 13: Emergency Alert and Preparedness System

Action 14: Flame-Retarding Foam Systems to Protect Homes

Action 15: Increase Fire Detection and Fire Response Capabilities

Action 16: Underground or Improve Power Lines When Feasible to Reduce Ignition Risk 

Action 17: Sprinkler System to Reduce Fire Risk

Action 18: Encourage Examination arid Management of Fire Hazard and Flammable Vegetation in Adjoining Hills Areas

D. Additional Actions with Benefits to All Interested Parties and to the General Public

Action 19: Partial Closure of Old Tunnel Road (east side)

Action 20: Improve Public Education Opportunities Regarding Resource Management in the Caldecott Corridor

Action 21: Encourage Public Agencies to Recognize the Ecological Significance of the Caldecott Corridor and Local Fire Risks & Mitigation Needs in General Plans/Master Plans; Encourage Maintenance of Existing Land Use Designations

Action 22: Support Sustainable Agricultural Activities Within the Corridor

E. An Action Considered But Not Approved by the Caldecott Corridor Committee

Unapproved Action: Consider Temporarily Closing or Restricting Access on Some Roads in the Caldecott Area During Extreme Fire Weather to Reduce Ignition Risks, if Homeowners Request That This Be Done 

Chapter VII. Statement in Support of the Rights and Interests of Property Owners

Chapter VIII. Implementation Strategy

Public Outreach and Involvement

Adaptive Management: Scientific Study, Monitoring, and Financing 

Chapter IX:  Conclusion

References

Figures:

Figure 1a:Map of Caldecott Corridor Study Area
Chapter 1 B

Figure 1b: Map of the Secondary Study Area
Chapter 1 C

Figure 2a: Visible spectrum satellite image of the East Bay showing two isolated habitat patches linked by the ridge over the Caldecott Tunnel
Chapter 3 Ecology A

Figure 2b: The ridge over the Caldecott Tunnel as a link between large patches of open space and agricultural land in the central East Bay
Chapter 3 Ecology B

Figure 3: Vegetation in the Caldecott Corridor Study Area
Vegetation in the Caldecott Study Area

Figure 4: Map of Landslide Deposits and Substrates in the Caldecott Area
Chapter 3 Ecology C

Figure 5: History and Extent of Wild Land Fires in the Greater Caldecott Area
Chapter 3 Wildfire

Figure 6: Land Ownership in the Caldecott Corridor Study Area
Chapter 3  Ownership and Land Use A

Figure 7: Selected Caldecott Corridor Committee Recommended Actions
Chapter VI Recommended Actions A 

 

Appendices: NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE

Appendix A: The Value of the Caldecott Corridor as a Dispersal Route for Certain Wildlife by Dr. Reginald H. Barrett

Appendix B: Rare Plant Analysis by Christopher Thayer

Appendix C: Selections from Vegetation Management Consortium Plan

Appendix D: The Caldecott Corridor: A Wildlife Corridor Case Study, by Christine Tam

Appendix E: Paper by Dale Sander presented at the 1995 Earth Day Conference: "The Environmental Spirit: Past, Present, and Prospects"