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that have been entertained, and we are partners with the arts commission. so again, as commissioner shen said, it's looking at the comprehensive, where we have everything belongs, it. it's not going to be that hasty decision. we have some space, and we have? -- we have some flexibility. we need to look at some places on treasure island where we have space, and different things will have to be taken into consideration before you can place anything permanently. >> so i think from my perspective, i think as the next step, we have definitely continue evaluating both indoor and outdoor options, thinking -- doing a little bit
more analysis on the cost implication for long-term maintenance costs, looking at whether any of our documents have space. it sounds like we have flexibility, but just to take it a step further and start thinking around things like siting, funding and resources. i'm not sure where we are with our tida budget, but we woumay have to look at 134 creative ways creative -- at some creative ways to fund it. >> commissioner shen. >> yes. thank you, commissioner john
bitoff. i know you played a role in making sure the pieces of the fountain were parked up and preserved. but certainly, the fact that this was a focus on the pacific was certainly at that time when everybody was looking to europe and the atlantic, certainly a way of marking our difference being on the coast of the pacific looking towards that part of the world. so i think that that was a wonderful thing to have done. and the fact that these were artists, sotomayor and covarrubias showed the diversity of artists that were working on the island, as well, and that whole theme of peace which was working with the fair, and was the start of the
united nations. thank you for that part of history in which san francisco played a role. i think it's something that we need to look at. as we build a new island, there always has to be a look back, a tie back to the past. i think we can't forget the past. and i appreciate the work you do as a museum to keep that history alive. really appreciate. i think there's two major questions that we have to ask. first of all how much, and whe where? those are the questions that we have to ask to see what we can do with this mountain and refurbishing it. and my understanding from the presentation and under -- you make certainly some assumptions with that. it was approximately in today's dollars $1.6 million to restore and another $1 million to site. is that correct?
yeah, $2.6 million. so it's not an insignificant amount. in fact it's more than any individual piece of artwork or sculpture that we will commission on the island. this far exceeds any new commission that we might have, so it's something that we would have to work on as far as funding, but we would look at it. i think the more important question to look at is where, and i think that's something we can look at as our landscape and development team is looking at more appropriate places because there's a lot that's happening on the island. some of it -- and we've actually got a whole roster of incredible landscape architects and architects working on the island. so we want to make sure that we find a place that does the fountain justice but overall
that it fits within the overall plan of the island. so i would suggest if the plan and the development team can start to look at where might this go, i think that would solve one of the questions. and then, the question of funding is always a big question for all of us, and there's ways to do that. you know, private and public, and certainly, we can investigate that further. but thank you so much for your passion and your dedication and for your keeping history alive for us. i appreciate you do that. >> yes. and i also for the record need to acknowledge that we did receive quite a lot of letters from individuals that are affiliated with art institution, san francisco
heritage. letter from mike ballard, susan tunic, from the national new deal preservation association, from mr. harvey smith, from taryn edwards with the mechanics institute, and a host of other people there. so the enthusiasm and support that you have all demonstrated in all of that -- and as we deliberated, we would take a look -- again, two things that we need to resolve together, the cost and the location. and again, should this be outside? and again, the location will inform on the cost. if you're putting something outside, you need to think about the maintenance and all of those elements. and if you're putting it inside, what about the food traffic and all of those? so that's basically the kind of work that we would like to
develop. our infrastructure, landscape, we've received the highest lead of any development in the world, so it really shows us here, working on this thing meticulously so at the end of the day, it will be that destination that all of you envisioned. thank you all again for your presence today. >> just a couple quick
questions on the construction. i imagine if it's installed and it's going to have water, it's going to be heavier. is that going to affect construction and the cost, and then, the infrastructure, i imagine if there's going to be electricity and water run to it to fill it and those sorts of things? >> yes, that's true. for the portion of just simply reconstructing the fountain, we did make assumptions about the type of foundation it would need. ultimately, a geotechnical engineer would need to look at it and based on the types of soils that are likely on treasure island, we built in a very robust foundation for that. >> so it would work either way. >> yes.
you have to put in some plumbing and pumps and all that to deal with the water. but if it's dry, you'll have to put in some drains but obviously much less infrastructure for something like that. >> and as far as it sited inside or outside, is there anything you would have to do to make the colors hold better or something or is that a consideration in the cost? >> the repair work would probably be pretty similar whether it's inside or outside. the only difference might be long-term maintenance. >> okay. and then -- and this is actually outside the construction, thank you. but did this project ever go to the arts commission, like when they were considering the type of arts or the installations or the artists?
>> so when the m.o.u. for the master plan and the arts commission was before you, we did consider maincluding the preservation for arts for this to be restored, but it didn't happen. >> thank you, all. thank you, everyone, for your presence here today. kate, before the next item, i want to bring martin -- just learned that this is your last day -- tomorrow is your last day? we're shocked. come, come, come, come, come, come, come. oh, my god. martin has worked with us --
this commission, get the opportunity to have outstanding architect -- landscape architects, engineers, and we consider martin one of the best in the country. so tell us -- i just got the text that this is your last day, so it's all yours. >> i'm humbled and honored to recognized and very appreciative to have had the opportunity to work on the project thus far first as a designer and then also for the developer, and hope to stay involved somehow, but many people have done much more for this project than i, but i'm honored to be recognized, but i would just say thank you to everyone here. >> thank you for your outstanding work. we know you're one of the finest. >> martin, we're just so saddened that you're leaving. i was just so shocked when i heard the news because i
thought you would be with us forever. but good luck on your future endeavors, and hopefully you'll be able to keep connection with this project. i know that you were very helpful in its initial stages, and so we want to see that connection still continue. but good luck to you. >> thank you again. i do plan to stay in touch. >> thank you, sir. okay. next thing on the agenda? >> item number six, habitat management plan update. >> so peter summerville from our staff will give an update. >> directors, peter summerville from tida staff. last week, you received another wonderful presentation and update from peter brastaugh. he's here, as well, but we wanted to speak to the committee and give you a little
bit of update -- can't avoid the pun, but get into the weeds of a little bit of the planning and functionality of the work that's going on. i'll take the time to acknowledge martin. he's been a great partner, also lauren from c.m.g. is a great partner, as well. so we do thank the partner for all their hard work on this.
sorry about this. so i'm just going to run through some of the different elements that we've been working on over the last year or so. feel free to stop me in between during any questions or we can take questions at the end, as well. the first one to start with is the y.b.i. stewardship program. so over the last three years, tida and s.f. environment have developed a formalized stewardship program. and really, stewardship is volunteers, giving back to the earth, the people power of the operation. we'll developed a stable structure with that. we have a healthy day. we're having luck with corporate partnerism. we have a monthly newsletter. we've worked a lot with life learning academy, their
gardening and community gardening instructor. the life learning academy, we're going to be working with them and engaging with them, as well. the other thing we've been working on in the last year is working to bring yerba buena to treasure island. we'll speak a little bit later about that in the presentation. this is a little bit more work of what goes into stewardship. those are some of the different happy stewards, members of the staff and also an intern from s.f. environment and some of other groups that have come out. in the next year -- you'll see in the slide somehow, items in
italics, things we're going to be doing in the next year. we've done different parties, different opportunities. you know, the attendance kind of comes and goes, but i think we'd like to feel we're doing everything we can to reach into the communities, understand what opportunities there are to connect with the residents a little bit more through that program. the next section is the ongoing construction monitoring and coordination that we undertake. we're in a pretty steady drum beat with treasure island community development gro-- community group, c.m.g. peter in particular engages in a lot of site monitoring of the construction areas. this is kind of a good example of the presentation you saw last week. this is maybe a little dated,
but of the mccollar road work, and the road work and upslope is a construction zone, but down slope is still a valuable natural area. so working with our partners at ticd and t.m.i., we make sure that those aren't spilling into the some of the valuable areas. tree protection, tree removals when necessary, and tree relocations, c.m.g., ticd definitely seek our advice, and i think we have a good working relationship with all of those entities. wildlife survey programs. what we learned when we started implementing the h.m.p. in
2011, there wasn't a lot of data, that several seasons, several years quantitative data. so over the last several years, several purchase orders, we've contracted with josiah clark to fill in that data about wildlife on the island. i think josiah has spoken to the board before. we're starting to fill in his data, which is very helpful, starting to make decision making about species, about improvement projects, and also just understanding the health of the habitat. you know, the more species that we want to see, the more native species, the more migratory species, the more we know we're going in the right direction on the island.
we have started working with cal academy, understanding the shorelines, y.b.i., the shore at clipper cove. there's general understanding of the type of species, but regular seasonal data is what we're seeking with cal academy, so after a season of that work, we'll be bringing that back for probably an informational item, as well. the third item we're happy to continue using is t the inaturalist app. they can use it anywhere in the world. they can take a picture of the fauna, and if they know what it is, they can enter it and it goes into this database of
floral and fauna around the world. >> i can say the inaturalist app, which i found out by participating, it's actually one of the best apps there is. so everybody should have it. if you want to identify what types of insects or trees or birds, that's the app to have. >> i know they're still developing functionality, if you're not sure of the species, you can take a picture where it's then able to be validated by different subject matter experts on the platform. showing here is a screen, if you go t to inaturalist -- inaturalist.
org, you can see the charts and tables and data of all the naturalists on the app, again reinforcing that data from the public -- you'll hear me using the phrase, citizen scientists. it's certainly valid in today's age of technology and phone apps where it's a lot more easily verifiable than it was from hearing with someone who said they saw this bird out there at this particular time. certainly, the inaturalist app is something that we continue promote, as well. the bioblitz, it's a three-hour event where different members spread out across the island,
using the app and observations to capture data during that period of time. we will be having our fourth annual in april of 2020. we hold it in the spring and we'll make sure that everybody knows about it, and hopefully, you can join us. switch from fauna into flora, you heard it referenced in peter's discussion last week, an important development in the developer that we're seeking to develop with other partners that are coming on board is the yerba buena island plant p palette. it's a pallete, it's a database, 72 y.b.i. plants that still exist on the island. overall, there's close to 110,
120 native y.b.i. plants overall, but the pallette show what is native on the island. the goal is to have all natives, obviously, on the island. sometimes different elements of project planning or certain area of implementations don't allow us for that absolute level of purity, but again, having that resource that peter does a great job on managing and developing helps us go a long way for giving us the tools that we need to keep that action in place. native plant salvage and propagation is something that's
important to yerba buena gardens. the ticd has with l.e.j., legislature for environmental justice. several years ago there was a large scale salvage timed with the operation to get as many plants salvaged, to get as many seed stock salvaged from yerba buena island as possible as l.e.j. was started to ramp up with ticd. obviously, hyperplanting from genetic plants helps assure that the quality and the quantity of the different type of natives that l.e.j. is growing back to ticd, that they are able to accomplish that. when construction first
started, there was kind of a large scale salvage operation that commenced, and we do still work with the developer regularly on salary vavage, bu more spot or work areas expanded into, we'll work with the developer and l.e.j. and s.f.e. to conduct that salvage as is appropriate, as well. and where do those plants go after they're salvaged? they go to l.e.j.s on-island native plant nursery. its primary operation is to hold, propagate and grow the native plant stock that l.e.j. will be delivering back to ticd. they also do some at their facility in the southeast. the on-island nursery has been
success. it's also served as a great stewardship location and also, it's hosted field trips from the life learning academy and the job corps and getting into just the facility in general for a second, you can see this is a picture of their overall operation. peter will speak to a little bit of this when he kwcomes up but part of the city's biodiversity and greening of san francisco all point back to if we're going to have more natives, more demand will require more supply. and does it make sense for the city and even projects like this to look at the viability, the feasibility eventually of
native plant nursery operations, whether it's additionally supporting existing partners in the city, like l.e.j., if it's working with existing functions like those at the presidio or if it's looking at potentially considering on island applications. so those are some of the things that somebody in the back of your mind, when i get into it in a second, the ongoing plant management, and the manage mtd thmtd -- management that will be coming back to ticd eventually. basic plant management plan is one of the ongoing o.n.m. functions that's always going to be sort of a tida
revegetated with natives. you get the idea that it's going to be an exponentially -- more of an exponentially increasing function sooner rather than later. and finally, we'll end with some of the work that we've been doing on the ground currently with rubicon landscape. they're our master landscapers, as you're aware. we really over the last 2.5 years have developed a good relationship with lourdes, their manager. they do do existing groundwork for us. we've gotten them into a seasonal maintenance where they remove the invasive. they do work on kind of a regular management schedule.
peter and i also work with the city's i.p.m. coordinator in making sure that rubicon stays in compliance with the i.p.m. ordinance and implements that into their training opportunities. over the last several years, they don't apply herbicide as part of their programs anymore. we felt that overall consistent with the city's i.p.m. ordinance directives, which is to use application as a last resort, that was an environmental benefit. we were able to work with them on changing it and hopefully to the benefit of everyone on the island. and then finally, we've been working with them as i talked about earlier on the stewardship segment, a variety
of demonstration gardens on y.b.i. i think we're trying to get more participation from different segments of the community, but if they're driving by them and learning from them, that's a good thing, as well. just this last weekend, we had a removal party, removing the ivy from outside the treasure island gym and replacing them with natives. this is what they look like. we expect them to fill in and provide some nice environment there. this is one that we basically developed in a small little patch of otherwise unused land, sort of right outside the g.a.a. field and the treasure island playground outside from araceli cafe.
there's some blooming daisy, some other ones, as well, that adds a little bit of curb appeal with y.b.i. natives. and the one we did before the treasure island gardens last year was right outside the ship shape on sort of the southern side of the building. we worked with sherry and alex and cheryl at the ship shape to fill in this sort of southern walkway with y.b.i. natives and that's coming along nicely, as well. i think at this point, i know that peter has a few things to add, and so i'll toss it over to him, and then, we'll both take questions. >> yeah. peter, i did not know you were a naturalist. every memo i get from you, fantastic. nice presentation. >> yeah. so jump in any time with
questions. peter brastaugh. last week, i did kind of my full whirlwind presentation to the board, so it's nice to dig in a little deeper. i think peter wanted me to cover just a few more things and highlight all of this work the way that this work on treasure island, yerba buena fits in in the context of the resolution that we passed last year. so peter has been coming pretty much religionly to our interagency working group meetings around biodiversity for several years. he's been a trafferrific collaborator at the city level and talk about all of the work that we're doing citywide.
and he did highlight one of the things that we're working on in the biodiversity agency working group, one of the things that we highlighted in our presentation -- was it last week? yeah, last week -- or two weeks ago was the supply of our native local plants. so let's bring yerba buena down to treasure island. so if we do that, we've got to figure out how we're going to create that supply. so we're going to focus on that problem and come up with solutions in the interagency group. and i think as it relates to treasure island and yerba buena island, it's a really exciting opportunity. so the site where the building is now, there's a buildout next
to that diagonal building, it's nice and large. they've got space there, but according to the timeline development and according to how the timeline proceeds, they may not be able to say there much more than a year. it's not totally clear. so where's the next temporary location for that? and then, also, where can we think long-term in terms of this function and how do we arrange that mechanically and functionally and everything as peter alluded to? when you look at the ideas, the urban farm area, huge area, many acres, so we might want to think about that related to this function. also just want to highlight the work that we did with writing that ten-page memo that was basically bob asked me to look at all of the documents related to sustainability and open
space on treasure island, so i did, and we expected it last week as part of the packet, but it really, again, highlights if we want to have this sustainability vision, this vision of sustainable treasure island and increased resident sense of place, we need to use native plants to do this. so the whole idea of a nursery ties in really well with putting that product forward and encouraging all of our partners to use that as a guide book for landscaping in the environment. so finally -- sorry if i'm talking too long. peter gave you a nice, thorough presentation, but i also wanted me to fill in a little on the two of the sort of o.n.m.
habitats. so one is the ongoing maintenance of all these places for the invasive plants. so letters from brown justice's contractor from the developer to grow plants for eight acres. we've got the nimitz that came on-line. the whole island, it's a gigantic disturbance, which we love. it's a great opportunity because it's a great opportunity to bring people to the island to get involved, but it's a real challenge cthat we have to rise to. so just want toded to highligh that, that that's why we're making the effort for that on a small scale right now, but that need is going to increase
exponentially as all this new space comes on-line. it's revegetated, but it's exploding exponentially. we talked about priorities in the near term where we want to do these projects, once you complete the individual projects, whether an acre or two acres, so for example, the slope of clipper's cove, we want to restore all of that. there's a lot of nonnative in there, but it's a priority because of the connection to the cause way. it's a great opportunity to do that, and make it done right there, so yeah, i'll stop. >> okay.
peter. very exciting. commissioner shen, please? >> thank you, both peters. you know, this has been an area that i'm very interested in is the increasing the biodiversity and the sustainable vision for treasure island. i think that is really one of the hallmarks at treasure island which actually was recognized and given awards at different levels. i think we even received the reed platinum for new areas. remind me, peter, what that was. there was a reed designation that we got as a -- in our land for sustaining -- sustainability on the island. reed n.d. >> in addition to the platinum,
yeah. >> so reed n.d. and also, the fact that we got from the clinton climate change award, as well, for our original master plan. so i think these are part of the vision. the question is when we implement, how are we going to do it? and i would say that yes, that implementation and management is important for building the staff. the invasive plants, once they get a foothold, which is why it's so important at the beginning -- once they get a foothold, then the effort and the manpower that's required rises exponentially, so you want to, it's front end, as these new areas are being reconstructed, that we have the
right people and the right effort involved in keeping these invasives out of yerba buena island and treasure island. and i agree that the nursery is a great idea especially if there's an interest of how native plants are so important to biodiversity. i think more people, not just us as the public entity, but also private citizens and residents are wanting to do more about planting native piece he's -- species in their garden so there's a whole biodiversity of life. a nursery makes sense because there is an increasing demand and there's not enough places that are propagating these types of plants, so i would really encourage us to look at that possibility on treasure island and what would it take?
>> well, currently, it's under the oversight of l.e.j. >> and l.e.j., could you -- >> legacy for environmental justice. >> but definitely, we should look into explore how we can keep the nursery on the island and expand it. especially after a year we might lose that site, let's look at other possibilities. we do have an area that was meant for an urban farm, and i think this falls right into that category and so some of that space, that can be looked at. so i hope that we would look
into that and come back with those possibilities. >> absolutely. >> but looking at the soil, looking at the hydrology, how we do stormwater, runoff, all of that is part of the plan, and certainly integrated pest management once we actually have the parks and gardens in operations is so very important. but the soil is particularly important at this time because we are building, and if you don't have the right soil, the right soil mix, the composition of soil, you're never going to get plants to really thrive. so i think we need to work with the landscape architect -- i see somebody is here from c.m.g. to look into what are the specifications for that soil? you know, we have native soil on yerba buena island.
treasure island is disturbed soil because it was fill that was brought in, but certainly, the experts on your team -- there should be an expert on your team who's looking at what type of soil is being brought in. sometimes, it's construction debris, and they just bring any old soil in, and that's not going to work for the 300 acres of parks and open space that we're going to have. let's make sure that we get the right type of material that's necessary there for this park to thrive. so these are a few of my comments, but i continue to be extremely interested in the topic. i think there's really incredible educational value here. we really can show what treasure island is doing here. we can collaborate with many institutions in our own stye.
the academy of sciences, we've got a board member that's from the academy, the botanical gardens, the exploratorium. i know that i already have collaborations with the golden gate audubon society, and the educational value, not just for the city on the island, but it's a region, and as a teaching model that's not just for the region but also perhaps nationally, as well, that we are on the cutting edge of this. so thank you, the two of you, and look forward to hearing more as we progress. thank you. >> thank you very much. and i want to just follow up on
my fellow commissioner. everything i mentioned earlier, and i think the commissioners also mentioned, what we are doing at treasure island is unlike anything else going on or where or why, and we really need to underscore that. building a small city within a city, we're taking all the problems, all these challenges, lessons learned from san francisco development, and we know that san francisco is one of the most iconic cities in the world. we have architects, engineers -- i just mentioned our landscape architect martin. we have people that are experienced -- for me, getting the opportunity to redevelop treasure island has come full circle. i worked on the san francisco environmental sustainability
plan. and one of the commissioners and i, we were talking about the sustainable pest management. the treasure island, as a matter of fact, is the only development that is only the sustainability plan. the late mayor lee actually reached out to all the region of the bay area to remind ourselves, why are we not extending educational opportunities to alameda, to
all the other regions, to santa clara, to silicon valley. let all these kids come out, this wonderful vedevelopment oa lifetime for them to see what we are doing here. with regards to the native plant, we need to challenge all of them, because yeah, we will be building a north street. in san francisco, i remember peter, in your last presentation to the commission for treasure island, as you look around the bay area, we have all these native plants. yeah, we could be a repository
now. we have all the experts, and with all the enthusiasm of peter summerville and peter, the other peter, i see you guys are working -- i mean, all this stuff that we are getting from you all the time is less we convene. less we convene, we interact more with the board of supervisors and everybody in the region. why don't we convene and brainstorm how we can maximize all these great developments and everything that we've talked about here in order to have the maximum vision that the late mayor lee and including the new one, mayor london breed, can do this? so that's why we're all excited about this development here is because when it is done, it will make people want to spend time on treasure island and
yerba buena island that they do in san francisco or sausalito or anywhere in north america. so keep us posted. and we'll work with you to do whatever he need. let me ask public comment, please, on this wonderful presentation. do you have any ideas you want to relate to us? okay. none for now. that's fantastic. thank you all for your wonderful work on this important project. kate, the next thing on the agenda. >> item 7, discussion of future agenda items for directors. >> okay. we will reconvene and thank ahead. thank you again for the presence of the museum, treasure island museum and all of you for sitting through these deliberations.
now you get a glimpse of what we are doing here. we take our jobs here very seriously, our developments. there is no questions we can rebuild the island because we have the professional expertise. but we also know that in order to have a point of destination, we need to look at the legacy and history and put all of those together and that's why all of you will continue to be our partners and much thank you for your presence here today. meeting adjourned.
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