The applicant requests Coastal Permit approval for vegetation clearing up to 15 feet within the road right-of-way, to allow safe ingress and egress of emergency personnel and residents for specific roadway segments in Inverness, Bolinas, and Stinson Beach. The project would encompass approximately 16.5 miles of right-of-way and includes portions of the following road rights-of-way: Balboa Avenue, Behr Lane, Calle del Arroyo, Camino Del Mar, Douglas Drive, Dover Road, Drakes Summit Road, Drakes View Drive, Elm Road, Keith Way, Laurel Street, Mesa Road, Ocean Parkway, Olema Bolinas Road, Overlook Drive, Sunnyside Drive, Terrance Avenue, Via de la Vista, and Vision Road.
Vegetation within the selected areas include large amounts of tall brush and dense stands of unmaintained trees. The removal treatment methods vary depending on cover type, condition of vegetation, topography, cost and efficiency. Manual treatment methods could include use of tools and hand-operated power tool to cut, clear, or prune woody species and remove dead woody vegetation and low-lying shrubs. Ground-based mechanical treatment includes motorized equipment from the roadway to prism to cut, compact, mow or masticate existing vegetation. Vegetation would chip at work area and the chipped material may be broadcast at work areas, where appropriate, or hauled away for disposal.
Coastal Permit approval is required because the project involves work within environmentally sensitive habitat areas (ESHA).
Zoning: Coastal Zoning Designations
Countywide Plan Designation: Coastal Countywide Plan Designations
Community Plan (if applicable): Inverness, Bolinas, and Stinson Beach