Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project: Spartina Control Program
April 2003

Table 3.8-1:  Summary of Potential Land Use Effects

 

Impact

Manual Removal
(Hand pulling and manual excavation)

Mechanical Removal
(Excavation, dredging, and shredding)

Pruning, Hand-mowing, and Smothering

Flooding
(Diking, drowning, salinity variation)

Burning

Herbicide Application

Beneficial Effects

LU-1: Land Use Conflicts Between Herbicide Use and Sensitive Receptors

All Alternatives:  No impact.

All Alternatives:  No impact.

All Alternatives:  No impact.

All Alternatives:  No impact.

All Alternatives:  No impact.

Alternatives 1 & 3: Potentially significant impacts to sensitive receptors. These would be mitigated to less than significant by Air Quality and Human Health and Safety mitigations.

Alternative 2: No impact.

N/A

LU-2:  Land Use Conflicts from Mechanical and Burning Treatment Methods

All Alternatives:  No impact.

All Alternatives:  Minor dust impact on access roads.

 

All Alternatives:  No impact.

All Alternatives:  Minor impact.

 

All Alternatives: Possible smoke impacts to nearby residents. Mitigated by Air Quality mitigations.

Same as impact LU-1, above.

N/A