Accession Number : ADA320955

Title :   Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of the Department of Defense Housing Facility, Novato, California. Volume II.

Corporate Author : ENGINEERING FIELD ACTIVITY WEST (NAVY) SAN BRUNO CA

PDF Url : ADA320955

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : Two surveys were conducted in January 1996; a survey to map the existing vegetation communities and a survey to determine potential sensitive species habitat at the Department of Defense Housing Facility, Novato (DODHF Novato) in Marin County, California. These surveys were conducted in support of the Environmental Impact Statement for the disposal of DODHF Novato by the Navy and reuse by the local community. Background research was conducted to collect available information on vegetation communities at DODHF Novato, sensitive species that may inhabit the regions, and the habitat requirements of these species. Surveys were conducted and resulted in the definition of ten vegetation communities on DODHF Novato and in adjacent areas. Five of these communities are listed as sensitive habitats by the California Department of Fish and Game; three of these five exist within the boundaries of DODHF Novato. Habitats on DODHF Novato could support two endangered fish species (the tidewater goby and winter-run chinook salmon), one amphibian proposed for endangered listing (the California red-legged frog), and four plant and nine animal species with lesser protections. Additional surveys are recommended to delineate wetlands on DODHF Novato and to determine the presence or absence of sensitive fish and amphibian species. Novato and to determine the presence or absence of sensitive fish and amphibian species.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COMMUNITIES, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, SURVEYS, MAPS, ANIMALS, CALIFORNIA, DISPOSAL, WETLANDS, VEGETATION, HABITATS, ENDANGERED SPECIES, FROGS, TIDEWATER, FISHES, HOUSING(DWELLINGS).

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE