New VESCO Endangered Species Best Management Practices

New VESCO Endangered Species Best Management Practices

All vineyard development (including replants) now require a qualified expert to do a study or assessment for endangered species on the site.  
 
Please refer to Chapter 1 Section “Site Evaluation” and BMP 1.12 of the Best Management Practices for Agricultural Erosion and Sedimentation Control (pdf)
 
“”I acknowledge that the county is not authorizing a take of any federal or state endangered species by issuance of this permit , and I further declare under penalty of perjury that a biological assessment or study has been prepared for the site by a qualified expert with respect to impacts on endangered species.  I have reviewed the opinion of the qualified expert and will take all steps necessary, based on this opinion to comply with any applicable provisions of the state and Federal endangered species acts, and all other applicable state and federal laws.”
 
For more information, please visit: http://www.sonoma-county.org/agcomm/vesco.htm
 
Below is a list of qualified biologists for endangered species assessments and studies:  
 
Tim Lacy, David Muth
LSA Associates
157 Park Place, Point Richmond CA 94801
510-236-6810
 
 
Jon Winter & Associates
5331 El Mercado Parkway, Santa Rosa CA 95403
707-568-7122
 
 
Chris Kjeldsen
Kjeldsen Biological Consulting
923 St. Helena Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-544-3091
kjeldsen@sonic.net

 

Ted Winfield, Ph.D.
Ted Winfield and Associates
1455 Wagoner Dr., Livermore, CA 94550
925-371-6379
tpw_jr@comcast.net

 
Jennifer Michaud, Joan Schwan
Prunuske Chatham, Inc.
400 Morris St., Sebastopol, CA 95472
707-824-4600
 
 
Lucy MacMillan
108 Rising Road, Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-389-9199
 
 
Michael H. Fawcett, Ph.D.
Fawcett Environmental Consulting
P.O. Box 385, Bodega, CA 94922
Phone: 707-876-3450
mhfawcett@aol.com
 
 
Jane Valerius
Jane Valerius Environmental Consulting
28593A Scotts Right-of-Way, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Office: 707-824-1463
Cell: 707-529-2394
 
 
Darren Wiemeyer
Wiemeyer Ecological Sciences
4527 Montgomery Drive, Suite E, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Phone: 707-573-1770
 
 
Doug Spicher
WRA Environmental Consultants
2169-G East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415.454.8868
 
 
Laurence P. Stromberg, Ph.D.
Wetlands Consultant
59 Jewell Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Office: 415-721-0700
Cell:  415-254-5566
 
 
Rob Evans and Associate
9378 Champs de Elysees
Forestville, CA 95436
Office: 707-486-6624
 

Cord Hute
Synthesis Environmental Planning
6 Carmen Court
Novato, California 94945
cord@synthesisplanning.com
415-328-7923