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Winery Ecological Design & Master Plan

Comprehensive master plan and ecological design


Project Details

Great Ecology led the ecological design, permitting, construction oversight, and regulatory compliance monitoring for a world-class pinot noir vineyard in northern California. This region of Sonoma County was a CWA Section 30-listed watershed and was extensively protected due to the presence of threatened and endangered steelhead and salmon. Great Ecology responded to the ecological conditions by incorporating into the vineyard master plan: wildlife migration corridors through the vineyard blocks; stream crossings to avoid disturbance to the bed and banks; rock fords in non-fish-bearing drainages; and pre-construction surveys to identify protected birds such as the northern spotted owl and rare amphibians. Great Ecology permitted the project which required coordination with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the California Department of Fish and Game.

Services

Biological Assessment, Ecological Design & Planning, Habitat Restoration, Wetland Delineation & Permitting,

Client

Peter Michael Winery

Date

2007-2008

Location

Sonoma County, California