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Folsom Plan Area Specific Plan

Project Overview

The Folsom Plan Area Specific Plan consists of approximately 3,502 acres bordered by Highway 50, Prairie City Road, White Rock Road, and El Dorado County line where a group of individual landowners, investors, and the City of Folsom proposed a planned development community to include mixed-density residential, public, commercial, office, industrial, and active park uses.

ECORP was retained to coordinate and prepare all environmental documentation required for compliance with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) permitting processes for the Folsom Plan Area Specific Plan.

Tasks Completed for the Folsom Plan Area Specific Plan

ECORP technical staff and biologists completed a wide range of environmental services at the project site including:

  • Preparation of a Section 1602 Master Streambed Alteration Agreement covering the entire Specific Plan Area
  • Multiple Section 1602 Streambed Alteration Agreement Subnotifications under the Master Agreement for individual development projects and for the backbone infrastructure
  • Preparation of multiple Section 404 Individual Permit Applications and Alternatives Analyses
  • Wetland delineations
  • Rare plant studies
  • Wet season sampling for vernal pool invertebrates
  • Swainson’s Hawk surveys
  • Oak tree mitigation coordination
  • Operations and Management (O&M) plans
  • Ecological Society of America (ESA) Section 7 Biological Assessment
  • Biological resources mitigation plans
  • CEQA assistance
  • Overall project mapping to support the CEQA/NEPA process

Mitigation Plans Prepared for Biological Resources at the Project Site

To mitigate impacts to threatened, endangered, and special-status species, ECORP biologists additionally prepared the following mitigation plans:

  • Swainson’s Hawk and Tri-colored Blackbird Plan
  • Oak Tree Mitigation Plan
  • Needlegrass Grassland Mitigation Plan

The City will maintain 30 percent of the Specific Plan Area as natural open space. The open space area is intended to preserve aquatic features (including vernal pools and swales), sensitive habitat areas (including Swainson’s hawk and burrowing owl habitat), and cultural resources.

Environmental Consulting Services Provided:

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