Tag Archives: EIR

UCSF to Start Cutting Trees in Fall 2018 – “Final EIR” Published

UCSF has issued its proposed Final Environmental Impact Report. (You can read it here as a PDF. It’s more than 2000 pages. Mount Sutro Vegetation Management Plan 2018 Final EIR_Full Document They expect to have it certified by the Board of … Continue reading

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Mt Sutro: UCSF’s Initial Study for the EIR Highlights Appalling New 2017 Plan

UCSF has published its initial study for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the new 2017 Plan for Sutro Forest.  This “Notice of Preparation and Initial Study” outlines the areas the EIR will cover. Comments on the Initial Study can be sent … Continue reading

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One More Year for Sutro Forest

We recently learned that UCSF will delay project implementation, which was otherwise likely to start in August 2013. With the unprecedented number of written comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and the spoken comments at the February 2013 … Continue reading

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Action Alert: TODAY is Deadline for East Bay Tree-felling Comments

This article is reprinted with permission from SFForest.net The deadline for comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the East Bay Tree-felling plan is TODAY. From the FEMA website: Submitting Comments on the Draft EIS Written comments must … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Guardian: SH!T H@#PENED – The Battle of Mt Sutro

Who can resist a title like that?  “SH!T H@#PENED – The Battle of Mt Sutro” So when one of our readers told us about this SF Bay Guardian article, we went looking online. No luck. We went right out for … Continue reading

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Mount Sutro Forest “Management Plan” Timeline

The public comment period for the Mount Sutro Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) closed on March 19th. A lot of people are saying, Now What? The bottom line: Unless the project is delayed or cancelled, tree-felling could start in mid-August … Continue reading

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Flaws in UCSF’s Sutro DEIR: Public Comments Due 19th March 2013

This post is about flaws in UCSF’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve. It isn’t comprehensive, but hits some of the high points. Here is the PDF of the DEIR: Mount_Sutro_EIR_1-16-13_with_Appendices MISLEADING PICTURES The DEIR … Continue reading

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UCSF Postpones Tree-felling Another Year

At a public meeting of the Community Advisory Group on 4 June 2012,  UCSF’s Barbara Bagot-Lopez announced that the project to fell trees on four “demonstration”plots would be postponed, probably to the Fall of 2013. (Those are the yellow areas … Continue reading

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Mt Sutro Forest: New Trail, No EIR

UCSF has a detailed plan for Mount Sutro’s forest. It involves  adding three new trails (shown in dark red on the map): The Christopher/ South Ridge Trail (parallel to Christopher on the map) ; The Clarendon/ South Ridge Trail (joining … Continue reading

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Native Restorations Don’t “Restore” Anything – Professor Arthur Shapiro

We are reprinting, with permission, Professor Shapiro’s comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report on the Significant Natural Areas Program. It was first published on Death of a Million Trees. ————————————————————————- With permission and in its entirety we are publishing … Continue reading

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Killing Healthy Trees in SF’s “Natural Areas”

We referred to this article in our summary of the mistakes in the Draft Environmental Impact Report on SF’s Natural Areas. We are now reprinting it with permission (and minor edits) from the website, Death of a Million Trees. It … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s Natural Areas: The Many Mistakes in the Draft EIR

We’ve posted several times recently about the San Francisco Natural Areas Program. About the overall program: Why San Francisco’s Natural Areas Are — Unnatural About trees to be felled: Destroying the Trees of San Francisco About pesticide use: Toxic and … Continue reading

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San Francisco Natural Area’s Pesticide Violations

As we noted in our previous post, the San Francisco Natural Areas Program seems to be using increasing amounts of toxic pesticides. From time to time, we’ve posted information here about pesticide use in the Natural Areas Program (NAP) lands.  … Continue reading

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Report: UCSF’s EIR Scoping Meeting, Jan 2011

Last evening, UCSF held its scoping meeting for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). They plan to finish the Draft EIR in spring, in time to start felling trees on the South Ridge (above Forest Knolls neighborhood) by September 2011. This … Continue reading

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Sutro Forest EIR Scoping Meeting – 10th Jan 2011

Here’s an extract from a message from UCSF: “Next Steps:  EIR Scoping Meeting and Initial Study An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) scoping meeting for the UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve Management Project will be held: Monday, January 10, 2011,  … Continue reading

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Report: UCSF Sutro Forest Meeting May 2010

This is a report on UCSF’s May 25th Community meeting. There are some changes following from previous meetings: The Environmental Review shows six steps instead of just a black box. The ending is not a predetermined cutting of trees on … Continue reading

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East Bay: Intent to file a Petition

(Edited to update the information in the post) Hills Conservation Network has decided to file a petition under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) against the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) and its Board of Directors.  It’s sent a notification through … Continue reading

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UCSF Update and March 24 meeting

We attended a meeting at UCSF today, in which they addressed several planning items. On Mt Sutro, UCSF was seeking money from FEMA to gut a quarter of the forest in the name of fire hazard mitigation. What UCSF’s Lori … Continue reading

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Report: UCSF Oct 19th Meeting

We report on the UCSF October 19th meeting seeking community input into the “Fire Mitigation” project. [Italics in brackets are our comments.] It was a well-run meeting, moderated by Daniel Iacafano of Moore Iacafano and Goltsman. Barbara French, UCSF’s Associate … Continue reading

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Laurel Heights vs UCSF: Environmental Review Problems. Replay?

At the request of a neighbor who provided the relevant references, we researched the Laurel Heights Improvement Association v. Regents of the UC case. It is, he suggested, quite relevant to the current situation. In 1993, UCSF famously lost a … Continue reading

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