|Organization||Subsidiary||Program Name||Certification Tier||State / Province||Country||Certified Through|
|Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation||Antioch Dunes Safe Harbor Agreement Habitat Restoration Site||Certified Silver||California||United States||2018|
|Project Type||Project Name|
|Other Habitats||Antioch Dunes Parcels|
Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) owns two parcels of lands to house large electric transmission towers immediately south of the San Joaquin River near the town of Antioch, California. The PG&E-owned parcels flank the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, wich is part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) refuge complex.
Practices and Impacts:
• PG&E entered into a Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) with the USFWS to enhance the habitat on these parcels. The following federally-endangered species occur on the Refuge and PG&E property: Contra Costa wallflower, Antioch Dunes evening primrose, and Lange's metalmark butterfly.
• In accordance with the SHA, the team at PG&E conduct monitoring of the lands every other year to determine the coverage of native species relative to invasive species. In 2008, the mean percent cover of invasive species was 87.1%. In 2016, the mean percent cover of invasive species dropped to 67.6%.
• PG&E employees also remove invasive species from the parcels twice per year. USFWS approved herbicides are also used to control invasive vegetation species. The USFWS enhances areas away from the PG&E transmission towers by planting or seeding wallflower, primrose, and buckwheat, as well as other native species.