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Vegetation and Habitat Management Plan (VHMP) for Guemes Channel Trail (GCT)
General [GS50-01-11 Rev. 4]
Aqua-Terr Systems, Inc.
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iOA <br /> AGREEMENT NO. 15-057-IDS-001 <br /> Between <br /> THE CITY OF ANACORTES <br /> AND <br /> AQUA-TERR SYSTEMS, INC. (ATSI) <br /> VEGETATION AND HABITAT MANAGEMENT PLAN <br /> This Agreement, hereinafter referred to as"Agreement", made and entered into between the City <br /> of Anacortes, hereinafter referred to as the "City", and Aqua-Terr Systems, Inc., hereinafter <br /> referred to as the"Contractor"; <br /> WHEREAS, the City requires environmental consulting services of the Contractor; <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of mutual benefits accruing, it is agreed by and between <br /> the parties hereto as follows: <br /> 1. Scope of Work. The contractor wiii perform project management, provide biological <br /> consulting, oversee and prepare the final document (Vegetation and Habitat Management <br /> Plan (VHMP)). The contractor shall provide geotechnical advice and arborist support. <br /> Project personnel shall meet with the City and walk the trail from the cul-de-sac at Edwards <br /> Way to Lovric's Boat Yard. The purpose of this walk is to discuss specific tasks to be <br /> performed based upon viewing the trail corridor. After the initial walk, a draft report shall be <br /> prepared for City review and subject to City's review comments. Post review, the Contractor <br /> shall prepare a final work product. Basically, this involves a single on-site review, single <br /> meeting with City(excluding Contractor staff), and the preparation of a draft and final VHMP. <br /> Below are a list of tasks: <br /> General Project Management <br /> • Walk trail to discuss work product amongst team members <br /> • Complete a literature review <br /> • Discussions with City staff <br /> • Coordination with GeoEngineers and Urban Forestry Services to complete a draft plan <br /> • Review draft plan <br /> • Provide draft to City staff <br /> • Review comments <br /> • Facilitate with GeoEngineers and Urban Forestry Services to develop a final VHMP <br /> Geotechnical Review <br /> • Observe existing slope conditions above trail <br /> • Review existing geologic and available information regarding conditions along the trail <br /> • Discuss the primary concerns with the City <br /> • Consider arborist opinions and approach <br /> • Evaluate erosion, drainage, and slope stability considerations and management practices <br /> that could be used by adjacent properties to minimize adverse impacts on the slope <br /> • Summarize conclusions and recommendations <br /> Arborist Review <br /> • Make a limited visual assessment of trees and vegetation and their relation to slope <br /> stability <br /> • Map any areas of concern and photograph examples of issues. Examples are poor <br /> canopy cover, poor slope vegetation coverage, potential tree failure affecting slope, poor <br /> tree pruning, and invasive species presence and control <br /> • Report shall include description of the above observations, general remedies to improve <br /> conditions, written specification to appropriate pruning and planting practices, a <br /> conceptual replanting plan and plant list, and phase management <br />
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