Draft Biodiversity, Fire, and Fuels Integrated Plan (BFFIP)

The Draft Biodiversity, Fire, and Fuels Integrated Plan (BFFIP) describes actions that Marin Municipal Water District will take to minimize fire hazards and maximize ecological health on its watershed lands.

The Mt. Tamalpais, Nicasio Reservoir, and Soulajule Reservoir watersheds constitute approximately 22,000 acres of publicly accessible wildlands characterized by both high wildfire risk and high biological diversity. The BFFIP builds on the success of the 1995 Vegetation Management Plan and does not include the use of herbicides for vegetation management.The BFFIP has been revised since it’s initial posting on September 15, 2016.

The revised Draft BFFIP can be accessed via the link, below:

Draft Biodiversity, Fire, and Fuels Integrated Plan

California Environmental Quality Act Compliance for the BFFIP

The adoption and implementation of the BFFIP by the District is considered a discretionary action and is, therefore, subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The District is the Lead Agency, pursuant to CEQA.

Notice of Preparation

The District issued a Notice of Preparation of an EIR on January 4, 2017 and held a public meeting on the scope of the EIR. The NOP and public meeting materials are found here:

Public Review of Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
A Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared to identify the impacts from implementation of the BFFIP on the environment and the applicable mitigation to reduce any significant impacts. The Draft EIR also identifies any significant and unavoidable impacts of implementing the plant.

The District initiated the public review period for the Draft EIR on Thursday, March 21, 2019, beginning a 90-day review period. All comments on the Draft EIR must be received by the District no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 19, 2019 to be considered. Comments must be directed to:

US Mail or Courier:
Shaun Horne, Natural Resources Manager
Marin Municipal Water District
220 Nellen Avenue
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Email:
Shaun Horne, Natural Resources Manager
bffipeir@marinwater.org (maximum file size is 10 megabytes)

The Notice of Availability can be access here:
The Draft EIR can be accessed here:
The Draft EIR Appendices can be access here:
Public Meeting on Draft EIR
The District will hold a public meeting to solicit agency and public input on the Draft EIR. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at the Marin Municipal Water District Main Office on 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.