Coast Dairies Long-Term Resource Protection and Use Plan

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The Coast Dairies property covers a diverse 7,000-acre landscape along the northern California coast that includes seven miles of beachfront, more than 700 acres of redwood forest, six distinct watersheds, and critical habitat for several endangered species.

ESA developed long-term adaptive and interim management strategies to protect natural resources while allowing some sustainable land use such as grazing, mining, or agriculture. ESA assisted landowners in assessing water rights and obtaining water use permits. The work involved extensive public involvement and cooperation with various organizations and government agencies, including the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the California Department of State Parks and Recreation.

ESA prepared a long-term resource protection and use plan for the diverse 7,000-acre property that balances protection of natural resources with some grazing, mining, and other sustainable uses.

Specialized Services

  • Baseline protocol and surveys
  • Clean Water Act
  • Community and ecosystem adaptation plans
  • Community outreach programs
  • Dam breach modeling
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Fish passage design
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries habitat enhancement
  • General management plans
  • Geological and soils investigations
  • Habitat restoration and enhancement
  • High-quality cartographic mapping
  • Historical investigations, documentation, and plans
  • Interactive data visualization and 3D modeling
  • Park and land management plans
  • Permitting assistance
  • Real-time data collection systems
  • Shoreline management plans
  • Special status species surveys and inventories
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service