Polacek Family Residence Biological Resource Assessment and Mitigation Monitoring, San Mateo County

EMC Planning Group represented the Polacek family through an appeal process with the California Coastal Commission. Specific issues involved agricultural land preservation, biological resources, hydrological surface channels and protection of visual resources. The Coastal Permit Approval included EMC Planning Group negotiating a condition with the landowner, California Costal Commission and Monterey County Agriculture Preservation Land Trust to protect the majority of the property in agricultural preservation. Biological work included updating a biological assessment, preparing a wetland delineation to Army Corps of Engineers and California Coastal Commission standards, and making recommendations for avoidance, protection, and mitigation. Species of concern included the California red-legged frog and the San Francisco garter snake. To comply with the final recommendations, EMC Planning Group also conducted monitoring for wetlands, California red-legged frog, and San Francisco garter snake during construction activities.