Yosemite Slough Wetland Restoration Plan
Restoration of a Contaminated Site at Candlestick Point in San Francisco to Create a Functioning Tidal Wetland and Opportunities for Public Access
- Develop a master plan for the park, including restoration and landscape design
- Remediate contaminated soils and restore vital habitat along San Francisco Bay
- Provide opportunities for public education and recreation
In 2011, the California State Parks Foundation completed the first phase of the Yosemite Slough restoration, one of the largest tidal wetland restorations in San Francisco Bay.
The project aims to restore 34 acres of habitat at the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, including 12 acres of tidal wetlands. The project will also create opportunities for public recreation, including wildlife observation, picnicking, walking, and bicycling.
WRA is the lead consultant for the project, working with a dedicated team of planners, environmental scientists, engineers, and contamination specialists on all aspects of the project from the initial biological studies and environmental impacts analysis to restoration design and development of a Master Plan for the park. The project has involved the full range of services offered by WRA, including ecological surveys conducted by WRA’s biologists, environmental permitting and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analysis prepared by WRA’s environmental planners, and restoration and park design developed by WRA’s landscape architects. WRA’s oversight of the consultant team and coordination with regulatory agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission has resulted in successful implementation of the first phase of the project and has laid a strong foundation for the future of this long-term restoration effort.
- Biological Assessment and Wetland Delineation
- Project Management and Public Outreach
- Master Plan and Conceptual Design for the Park
- CEQA Analysis and Regulatory Permit Applications
- Construction Cost Estimation
- Soil Suitability and Remediation Studies
- Construction Documents