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City of Lafayette Watershed Management & Action Plan, and Fire Training Plan Kathi Futornick, WCAB Chair Presentation to City Council May 8. 2003.

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1 City of Lafayette Watershed Management & Action Plan, and Fire Training Plan Kathi Futornick, WCAB Chair Presentation to City Council May

2 WCAB Purpose Assess conditions in the Watershed Gather necessary information and data…to develop Plan Involve stakeholders Present Plan to City Council for adoption

3 Mission Preserve and maximize quality and quantity of water available to the City Enhance wetlands and stream banks Protect and enhance wildlife habitat Protect aquifers and wellheads Establish sustainable tree harvest program Understand the watershed ecosystem Evaluate expansion of watershed size

4 WCAB Members Ron Ross Bob Cullen Kathi Futornick, Chair Bob Long Dean O’Reilly Stan Hill Gary Johnson David Breneman Travis Johnson Susan Bovee- Picciano Special Recognition  Carol Paddock  Walter Forster

5 WCAB Milestones  9/99 OWEB grant application  11/99 Awarded $22,000 grant  12/99 City Resolution  1/00 – 12/02 Monthly meetings  9/00 & 11/00 Public meetings  02/03 Completion of Plan  2/03Planting of native species  04/03 Received 2 nd OWEB grant  05/03 Fire Training Plan

6 Selected Recommendations Water –Complete hydrologic study –Assess impact of spring withdrawal on Henry Creek –Conduct wetlands inventory –Prepare well-head protection plan

7 Selected Recommendations Restoration –Create snags & down- logs –Prevent erosion from roadways –Resize culverts –Inventory aquatic species

8 Selected Recommendations Partnerships & easements –Work with volunteers for conservation easements –Investigate partnership agreements with neighbors in recharge area

9 Selected Recommendations Vegetation Mgt. –Timber inventory –Control invasives –Plant native species –Release oaks –Seed landings and roadsides –Survey for rare and threatened species

10 Selected Recommendations Access & Security –Block uncontrolled access points –Establish subcommittee to discuss security –Fire management

11 Selected Recommendations Public Outreach –City Park & Recreation referral –Develop watershed guide to educate residents about importance of watershed

12 Lafayette Fire Training Plan Time Frame - June 2003 Purpose –Consistency with Watershed Plan –Management of equipment during a timber/brush fire, I –Identification of staging areas –Conduct supervised burns of debris piles and extinguishing the piles –Preparing trails for firefighters to move through the Watershed quickly.


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