In October 2009 the Presidio Trust released for public review the "Restore Wetland Habitat in the Presidio Quartermaster Reach Environmental Assessment. The purpose of the project was to provide an ecological corridor and pedestrian trail through the Quartermaster Reach that would connect a recently restored 450-foot stretch of stream and native habitat to the south (known as the Thompson Reach) to Crissy Field Marsh, and reveal and/or interpret missing historic elements in the site. This was accomplished by daylighting approximately 850 feet of a stream running through a subsurface culvert and discharging into Crissy Field Marsh and restore wetland habitat in the Quartermaster Reach site of the Presidio.
The NPS jurisdictional land area within the project lies north of Mason Street and is approximately 0.5 acres of the 9.5 acre project area. The NPS, after consideration of the impacts associated with the project as described in the EA (and incorporating the Trust EA by reference as part of NPS consideration of impacts), and also considering additional information about NPS resources and actions to be taken on GGNRA lands, approves implementation of the preferred alternative on NPS lands as described in the Trust EA. The NPS issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that documents the (NPS) determination, that the Trust's project to restore wetland habitat in the Presidio Quartermaster Reach will not have a significant effect on the human environment and does not require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The FONSI and attached Errata can be reviewed by selecting the documents tab along the left hand side of this page.
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This NPS Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) documents the NPS determination, that the Trust's project to restore wetland habitat in the Presidio Quartermaster Reach will not have a significant effect on the human environment and does not require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This FONSI completes the environmental compliance process (NEPA) for allowing the Presidio Trust to implement the Quartermaster Reach wetland habitat restoration on NPS lands of the Presidio.