Any proposed fills, dikes, or piers should be thoroughly evaluated... to minimize any harmful effects.
The workflow with Fremont shoreline is special. You must take into account the potential for Eelgrass bed impacts.
I recommend that you examine the attached document. Determine whether the attached provisions are relevant. Then consult the available data for the eelgrass beds, provided by NOAA.
Former tidal marshes and tidal flats that have been diked from the Bay should be restored to tidal action in order to replace lost historic wetlands or should be managed to provide important Bay habitat functions, such as resting, foraging and breeding habitat for fish, other aquatic organisms and wildlife.
Avoid, or if avoidance is infeasible, minimize adverse impacts on any transition zone present between tidal and upland habitats
Any proposed fill, diking, or dredging project should be thoroughly evaluated to determine the effect of the project on tidal marshes and tidal flats,
Filling, diking, and dredging projects that would substantially harm tidal marshes or tidal flats and "Tidal marshes are an interconnected and essential part of the Bay's food web.'
This is part of an ongoing monitoring project that the Biogeographic Data Branch of the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), in collaboration with the Department of Water Resources and the DFG Water Branch, started in 1999 to track changes in the Suisun Marsh vegetation over time.
The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is conducting initial Plan activities for the central SF Bay to the Golden Gate.