Reports from the Conservation Analyst include comment letters and information about California Native Plant Society’s East Bay Chapter (EBCNPS) recent proactive conservation efforts.

EBCNPS provides letters to planning agencies and communicates with project stakeholders regularly. On this page you will find specific letters and communications regarding our responses to projects, plans, and processes we have been monitoring throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Most documents provided here are comment letters submitted as part of the formal environmental review process defined by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for proposed development projects, and so they are also found in public records for those projects. Our members often also attend public meetings and deliver verbal comments. Visit the conservation blog homepage, or read our Bay Leaf monthly newsletter here and here for more info.*

Interested in participating in our chapter’s Conservation Committee? Please email for details and to learn more about our conservation activities in your local area:


2017 Conservation Analyst Reports

September 2017: upcoming

August 2017: Draft EIR on ACEforward;

July 2017: Notices of Preparation for EIRs for LUP/ LUPAs for East Bay Regional Park District Regional Preserves such as Black Diamond Mines, Sibley Volcanic, Concord Hills, and Miller Knox;

June 2017: Final Supplemental EIR on Oak Knoll Community ; PG&E Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR on Dublin Blvd- North Canyons Parkway Extension;

May 2017: Conservation Analyst presentation at Friendraiser; Example letter to Senator regarding SB 249;

April 2017: SB 249 Action Alert; Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR for Pittsburg Faria/ Southwest Hills Annexation;

March 2017: Cowell Ranch Tentative Subdivision; Recirculated Draft EIR/ EA for Alameda Creek Bridge Replacement;

February 2017: Antioch Public Forum on Sand Creek Focus AreaAntioch Planning Commission General Plan/ Downtown Specific Plan Updates;

January 2017:   SFPUC Draft EIR on Alameda Creek Recapture Project; Support for Richmond Hills Initiative Area, and North Shoreline as Open SpaceDraft Pallid Manzanita Management Plan

2016 Conservation Analyst Reports

December 2016: Conservation Analyst presentation to CNPS Chapter Council;

November 2016:  Recirculated Draft EIR for the Tassajara Parks Project;

October 2016: Carnegie SVRA General Plan/ Final EIROak Knoll Draft Supplemental EIR

September 2016: EBMUD Draft Watershed Master Plan; Antioch Vineyard Self Storage/ Delta Courtyard; Antioch Sand Creek Focus Area

August 2016: CCC LAFCO AOSPP supplement; Mountain View Cemetery Draft EIR;

July 2016: Contra Costa County LAFCO AOSPP; Tassajara Parks Draft EIR;

June 2016: Letter to Assembly Member Baker;

May 2016: CalFire Vegetation Plan; Isabel Neighborhood Plan Scoping;

April 2016: upcoming

March 2016: EBRPD Vegetation Policies;

February 2016: Carnegie SVRA General Plan/ Draft EIR;


Archived Conservation Analyst Reports:

2013 Reports: March 2013February 2013

2012 Reports: Conservation Year in Review, 2012December 2012November 2012September 2012July 2012May 2012March 2012February 2012January 2012

2011 Reports: December 2011November 2011October 2011September 2011June 2011

2009 Reports: August 2009

*Please note, this page is not comprehensive and not updated regularly, last updated September 18, 2017 by Karen Whitestone. The Bay Leaf newsletter is published monthly.