Native Coastal Prairie Grassland at the Richmond Field Station  Photo: Richmond Bay Campus 2013 LRDP

Native Coastal Prairie Grassland at the Richmond Field Station Photo: Richmond Bay Campus 2013 LRDP

On January 21, EBCNPS submitted a letter commenting on the DEIR for the Richmond Bay Campus Long Range Development Plan. This plan, which was created by the University of California at Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (UC/LBNL) sets the groundwork for a new UC/LBNL campus at the Richmond Field Station – part of our Richmond Shoreline BPPA. Please follow this link if you’re interested in viewing any of the planning and environmental documents associated with this project. EBCNPS’s concerns lie in the characterization and proposed avoidance measures for the remnant coastal prairie grassland at the site. We remain hopeful that UC/LBNL will challenge themselves to envision a project that values the natural resources and ecological context of their proposed site while at the same time achieving their goals for a state of the art research campus.

You can view a copy of EBCNPS’s comment letter by clicking this link.

Our past comment letter that we submitted as an attachment to our January 21 letter can be viewed here: EBCNPS Vision Statement for Richmond Bay Campus_2013.

In related news, on January 17th, EBCNPS submitted comments in response to the “Draft Removal Action Workplan” (RAW) associated with this project. Our comments in that letter focus on the need to protect and avoid the native grassland areas during implementation of clean-up projects for toxic materials that remain in sections of the site due to past industrial uses. Our RAW response letter can be viewed at this link.

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