West Roseville Specific Plan Ė Construction Monitoring

ECORP Consulting, Inc has been retained by Westpark Associates and Signature Homes to perform environmental services for the West Roseville Specific Plan (WRSP) development project. The WRSP project consists of 3,162 acres currently under development primarily for residential housing intermixed with 738 acres of open space preserve corridors.

 

Since project construction began in 2004, ECORP has conducted on-site construction and biological monitoring for the WRSP project, acting as a liaison between the project proponents/owners, project contractors, and representatives from City of Roseville, Placer County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the California Department of Fish and Game.  

 

Prior to construction activities, ECORP biologists provided Worker Awareness Training to construction crews working adjacent to and within the open space preserve, as required by the projectís U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion. The Biological Opinion also requires that a qualified biologist be present during all construction adjacent to and within the projectís open space preserve to avoid impacts to sensitive habitats and species. During a majority of 2005 and into the beginning of 2006, ECORP biologists were conducting daily biological monitoring and were on-site full time. ECORPís biological monitors continue to fulfill construction monitoring requirement and have provided recommendations and coordination/monitoring of a variety of construction activities within and adjacent to the open space preserve, including the installation of storm drain outfalls and swales, creek road crossings/con-spans, preserve trails, sewerline access roads, fencing, and retaining walls.

 

ECORP also provided environmental services for the Pleasant Grove Creek Placer Ranch Trunk Sewer and the Fiddyment Ranch Bridge Joint Trench projects, which consisted of direct trenching and utility installation across Pleasant Grove Creek. ECORP biologists identified the appropriate location for placement of impoundment structures for the dewatering activities, diversion-related materials, and the appropriate method of flow diversion. Additionally, provisions for the relocation of aquatic biota and the restabilization of the bed of the creek were developed. ECORP conducted the daily on-site biological/construction monitoring of the two operations, and also conducted fish relocations for each portion of the creek. Additionally, ECORP conducted SWPPP monitoring and reporting and acted as the liaison between the project proponents/owners, project contractors, and representatives from City of Roseville, Placer County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Department of Fish and Game.

 

In addition to the above biological construction monitoring services provided, ECORP Consulting designed the original SWPPP and performed SWPPP Monitoring for the owners at both the Fiddyment Ranch and Westpark developments. Following sale of the projectís villages to individual home builders, we were also contracted to design the SWPPPs and perform SWPPP monitoring and reporting for several of the new landowners as well. ECORP also conducted the natural resource studies and assisted with obtaining permits required by environmental agencies with jurisdiction over the project. The project required permits from, and liaison with, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Game, Department of Water Resources, and the City of Roseville.

Additional work performed or continuing for this project includes:

 

  • Section 404 Nation Wide Permit and Modifications
  • 401 Water Quality Certification
  • Streambed Alteration (1602) Agreement and Amendments
  • Cultural Resources Surveys
  • Special Status Species Surveys
  • Arborist Surveys
  • Raptor surveys
  • Water Quality Analysis
  • Creek Restoration and Stabilization Design
  • Mitigation Design and Implementation Observation
  • Open Space Preserve Management Plan
  • Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting
  • Open Space Preserve Monitoring and Reporting

 

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