The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) seeks qualified contractors to bid on the Butano Farms San Francisco Garter Snake Enhancement Project (project).

The project will enhance habitat for San Francisco garter snake (SFGS) and California red-legged frog (CRLF). The Butano Farms Project Area consists of 65 acres in San Mateo County, CA owned and managed by the Peninsula Open Space Trust. Project activities include modifying an existing 1-acre pond and 14.5 acres of surrounding upland vegetation to enhance aquatic and upland habitat for SFGS and CRLF.

This project provides mitigation for biological impacts associated with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) Line 101 Inline Inspection and Upgrade, and Lomita Park Station Rebuild Project in the City of Millbrae, San Mateo County. PG&E provided financial contribution to RCD for management of land with emphasis on management for San Francisco garter snake. Implementation of these actions will restore grassland and herbaceous wetland habitats that support movement, foraging, and breeding habitat used by SFGS, CRLF and a variety of other native wetland and grassland dependent species.

A mandatory pre-bid tour will be held at the project site on April 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. RSVP with Amy at Pease note the bid tour date assumes Federal/State/local orders regarding COVID-19 allow for onsite meeting. Date or format could change. Please be sure to RSVP to get updates.

Download the full bid package here.