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Prescribed Endemic Refuge Connected Habitat Areas (PERCHAs)


Project Scope

The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Facility Master Plan emphasized the integration of community health into Parks, Recreation and Open Space projects. The PERCHAs project is unique project that is designed to improve environmental and water quality and create wet habitat and prescription trail/environmental education amenities in drainage basins in the South Valley. These projects are coordinated through BC PROS Open Space and Community Center staff and implemented through youth crews and community volunteers recruited from the South Valley and based at Community Centers. Four initial project sites were identified: Sanchez Farm Open Space/Westside Community Center, Los Padillas Community Center Park, Mountain View community Center and First Choice McEwen Pond. During 2018-19, a planning effort was undertaken resulting in the completion of an Environmental Assessment (EA) pursuant to the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued in July of 2019, and crews commenced invasive removal, site clean-up and initial site demolition. Over time, implementation projects will include plantings, native reclamation seeding, trail construction, interpretive signage, and observation deck/bridge construction.


General Project Information:

Status | Construction / Implementation

Project Planner | John Barney
Email: jcbarney@bernco.gov
O: (505) 314-0404 C: (505) 933-1113

Environmental Assessment/NEPA Planning Cost | $50,000
Completed | July 2019

Implementation with Youth Corps Crews Cost | $60,000
Construction Underway | July 2019


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