Consultant Services - Completion of Draft Oak Woodland Conservation Area Map and Draft Oak Woodland Area Management and Monitoring Plan
In January of 2016, the FORA board authorized a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consultant firms to submit a proposal to complete a Draft Oak Woodland Conservation Area Map, and Draft Oak Woodland Area Management and Monitoring Plan on the former Fort Ord property. The Draft Area Map and Draft Management Plan will address oak woodland areas in the City of Seaside and County of Monterey. Seaside and the County are respectively obligated to comply with Oak Woodland Policy B-2 and Programs B-2.1 and B-2.2., described in the 1997 Base Reuse Plan (BRP), and 2012 BRP Reassessment Report (Reassessment Report).
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) is also assisting Seaside and the County to coordinate their respective oak woodland management efforts with the University of California, Monterey Bay Education, Science and Technology, California State University Monterey Bay, and Monterey Peninsula College. At the recommendation of the FORA Board, the City of Marina and California Department of Veterans Affairs are also part of the coordination effort. In May 2016, FORA selected the planning firm of Denise Duffy & Associates, Inc. (DD&A) to complete work tasks for the Oak Woodland Conservation Plan.