Southern California Edison (SCE) sought to expand the existing 174-acre Wheeler North Reef, a manmade rocky reef, off the coast of San Clemente, California by an additional 202 acres as mitigation related to the former operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Dudek provided CEQA planning, marine mammal monitoring, and tribal consultation, including
The South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (SSHCP) and Aquatic Resources Plan (ARP) is a regional effort by Sacramento County, the cities of Galt and Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County Water Agency, and Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority. The SSHCP provides development and infrastructure projects with streamlined, predictable federal and state permitting processes while creating a
The Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) is a comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional, long-term effort to conserve 146 plant and animal species, including endangered and threatened species, and associated habitats on more than 1.2 million acres in western Riverside County. The MSHCP goal is to set aside 500,000 acres for preservation by 2029.
To facilitate renewable energy development across California’s Mojave and Colorado/Sonoran deserts while conserving natural resources and uses, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and California’s Energy Commission and Department of Fish and Wildlife undertook a collaborative planning effort, resulting in a two-phased approach addressing public and private lands.