San Bruno Mountain, San Mateo County

San Bruno Mountain Pilot Grazing Project

The San Bruno Mountain Pilot Grazing Project involves grazing of cattle and the installation of cattle grazing infrastructure (fencing, water troughs, access etc.) in support of cattle grazing on County Park Lands. Grazing has been proposed at two locations within the San Bruno Mountain Habitat Conservation Plan (SBMHCP) area as a tool for enhancing habitat...

Alameda County Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Projects

R649, R700, and R707 Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline 131 Replacement Projects

PG&E replaced several segments of existing gas pipeline in Alameda County, spanning approximately 6 linear miles. The gas line replacement project areas (including access routes and staging areas) traversed sensitive habitats including alkali grassland, drainages, and rare plant habitat. Nomad conducted rare plant surveys and prepared a Vegetation Restoration Plan for the project.  Rare plants...

Serpentine Species Monitoring for the Tulare Hill Safe Harbor Agreement

Nomad Ecology conducted eight years of annual monitoring for the 45-acre Tulare Hill property based on a Safe Harbor Agreement developed with the Sacramento Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Species covered, monitored, and subject to this agreement include: bay checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha bayensis), federally Threatened; Santa Clara Valley dudleya (Dudleya abramsii...

Hess Creek Channel Restoration Monitoring

The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy implemented the 5.22 acre Hess Creek Watershed Restoration Project to support the biological goals and objectives of the East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan. The project included re-routing, stabilization, and enhancement of a 930 linear feet portion of the Hess Creek channel, and re-establishment...

On-call Biological Consulting Services for Routine Management Activities

Nomad has held an On-Call Contract for Biological Monitoring of Routine Maintenance Projects for the East Bay Regional Park District since 2018. Under this contract, Nomad supports the regulatory permit needs for routine maintenance activities by conducting pre-construction surveys, compliance monitoring during construction, and long-term post-construction project reporting. These activities can take place anywhere in...

West Antioch Creek Channel Improvement Project

West Antioch Creek Channel Improvement Project

The City of Antioch replaced an existing concrete-lined ditch and undersized culvert with an earthen channel and box culvert to address flooding issues in the area. Nomad prepared a Biological Resources Assessment, Wetland Delineation, and protocol-level rare plant survey report. Nomad’s technical reports were used in support of CEQA. Nomad assisted with obtaining regulatory permits...

Amphibian Baseline Surveys

Amphibian Baseline Surveys

The Conservancy is in the process of establishing management plans for the Black Diamond Mines, Deer Valley, and Vasco Hills/Byron Vernal Pools Management Areas. Nomad conducted a combination of grant-funded and Conservancy-funded habitat assessments and aquatic larval surveys for California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander to collect baseline data to inform the management plans...

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