Rancho Del Oro Residential Development

Granite Bay, California

Foothill Associates managed regulatory compliance documentation and agency consultations in support of a multi-faceted 121-acre residential development and conservation of open space along Miner’s Ravine corridor in Granite Bay, California.  Foothill Associates obtained a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Individual Permit as required by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA); Water Quality Certification pursuant to CWA Section 401; and a Streambed Alteration Agreement pursuant to the California Department of Fish and Game Code Section 1600. Biologists prepared a Biological Assessment pursuant to Section 7 of the Federal Endangered Species Act for consultation for Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle, Central Valley Spring-run Chinook Salmon, and Central Valley Steelhead with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Services.  We prepared a delineation of waters and impacts to jurisdictional waters map.  We also prepared an alternatives analysis pursuant to CWA 404 guidelines.  Our arborists conducted a survey of the over 5,000 trees on-site and prepared an Oak Woodland Analysis to evaluate the potential impact of the development on the oak woodland.