A Brownfield is developed real property which may or may not be contaminated or environmentally impacted from prior use. These unknown conditions raise questions standing in the way of the property’s sale or redevelopment, which reduce its value and require investigation and assessment. Examples of Brownfields include former industrial sites, gas stations, dry cleaners, fuel and chemical depots and any other property that used or contained hazardous materials or petroleum. Brownfields also include properties affected by contamination migrating from a neighboring or nearby property. Brownfields may not be contaminated in reality, but suspicion creates stigma that impairs the property’s potential.
A Greyfield is developed real property suffering from excess vacancy, prolonged idleness, blight, use failure or even total abandonment—but also possessing (potentially) reusable infrastructure, such as parking lots, utility hookups, or structures. Examples of Greyfields include obsolete retail and commercial properties and abandoned office complexes, as well as mothballed, decommissioned and legacy industrial facilities. Similar to Brownfields, Greyfields may be blighted or in substantial disrepair, but unlike Brownfields they have no known or suspected environmental contamination of any significance.
A greenfield is undeveloped real estate with no previous use. Many also consider a property only used for light agricultural purposes to be a greenfield. An undeveloped property may yet have environmental contamination—if, for example, it is adjacent to a property that is leaking hazardous substances across the property boundary—but such a property would not be considered a greenfield and would be better classified as a Brownfield (or possibly a Redfield).
A Redfield is real property with known environmental contaminants or conditions that the owner, the government or a reliable third party have determined is in need of remediation as a prerequisite to future development—to mitigate potential human health risks or to comply with environmental laws. Many Redfields are already subject to government regulatory orders or enrolled in voluntary cleanup programs. Unlike a Brownfield, there can be no doubt about whether a Redfield is contaminated. A Redfield is affirmatively known to be contaminated and will likely require active remediation in its redevelopment. Contaminated property could fit into the definition of Brownfield; however, selecting Redfield as the primary statussignals the marketplace that real estate reuse requires corrective action and such remediation is sought.
|A property with productive use as the primary status is predominately in use at the present time. Properties in productive use may have current tenants generating rents or the owner may be operating the property for their own use. If only a small portion of the property is currently in use, then the lister may select productive use as a secondary condition and would choose a more appropriate primary status.|
If the property status has not been determined or is unknown by the lister, it may be selected as "undetermined."
A Bluefield possesses water resources itself or has access to a navigable body of water such as a river, sea or ocean—either directly or via canal or port.
Los Padres National Forest – Wildfires Restoration Grant Program 2018 Request for Proposals
Pre-Proposal Due Date: January 25, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Full Proposal Due Date: March 8, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in close cooperation with its federal partner, the Los Padres National Forest (LPNF), is pleased to announce the Wildfires Restoration Grant Program for the recovery of lands and watersheds degraded from the influences of past wildfire events. This funding opportunity will address the impact of three wildfires: the Piru (2003), Zaca (2007), and Jesusita (2009) fires.
The goals of this competitive grant program are to (1) improve the LPNF’s capacity to identify and approach resource management issues through support of projects that address the impacts to the watersheds and ecosystems affected by these fires; (2) provide sustainable and lasting ecological benefits; (3) promote ecological resilience to future wildfire events; and (4) inform efficient post-fire restoration through innovation. In 2018, approximately $2 million in restoration funds will be available to implement restoration actions within the watersheds affected by these fires. Successful proposals will address one or more of the goals and priorities described below.
This grant program focuses on watersheds and ecosystems affected by the Zaca, Piru, and Jesusita fires. Figure 1 below identifies the extent of those fires in the context of the Los Padres National Forest, with more detailed maps identifying the specific watersheds that were impacted by each fire provided at the end of this document. Project activities are eligible in the affected watersheds, provided the activity has a direct nexus to a need resulting from, or exacerbated by, the fires.
Figure 1: Regional map of Los Padres National Forest with Zaca, Piru, and Jesusita fires
Grant funding will be awarded to planning and/or implementation projects designed to advance restoration or ecological resilience on the LPNF. To be eligible for funding:
- Projects must conduct, or inform, the improvement, protection, or rehabilitation of ecosystems and watersheds within National Forest System lands impacted by the designated fire scars.
- Project descriptions must clearly describe the need for the proposed project as rendered necessary by the impacts of the fire(s) where activities are focused.
- Project outcomes and deliverables must provide a direct and practical contribution toward LPNF fire recovery program goals.
Competitive proposals will address at least one of the priority subjects described below. Eligible projects include a wide scope of potential activities, across a variety of strategies and focus. A description of the goals and priorities of this fire recovery program can be found within the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Los Padres National Forest Business Plan (August 2016); however general strategy descriptions and some examples of projects of interest by the LPNF for this funding opportunity are highlighted below.
Forest/Upland Restoration and Management
These include projects to: (1) locate and/or remove invasive species; (2) harvest native seed, propagate native plants, and/or revegetate landscapes to restore natural population and species distribution, where appropriate; and (3) restore age class structure and reduce fuels to minimize risks from catastrophic wildfire.
- Non-native invasive vegetation removal and monitoring
- Restoration of mixed conifer, chaparral shrublands, and wooded riparian communities, where appropriate
- Seed collection for future restoration activities
Stream/Riparian Restoration Management
These include projects to: (1) improve hydrologic connectivity and aquatic organism passage; (2) remove invasive species threatening aquatic habitat or sensitive species; (3) evaluate and/or restore or enhance riparian corridor vegetation and floodplain; and (4) create, maintain and/or improve existing in-stream, aquatic, or riparian habitat.
- Aquatic invasive vegetation species removal and monitoring, with particular focus on tamarisk
- Evaluation, planning, and implementation for short-term and long-term solutions of fire-related legacy and chronic sediment aggradation at stream crossings, particularly within the Santa Ynez watershed. This work could include professional assistance for the development and processing of 401/404 general permits or other regulatory compliance measures
These include projects specifically designed for the benefit of threatened and endangered species, or species of special concern, including, but not limited to, steelhead trout, California red-legged frog, arroyo toad, southwestern willow flycatcher, California condor, least Bell’s vireo, and big cone Douglas-fir. Restoration activities that benefit a suite of species or community are also applicable. Projects may include: (1) evaluate and/or restore or improve habitat specific to species, or suite of species, of interest; (2) increase understanding of species/population needs within fire affected watersheds; and (3) inform and educate the public about the issues concerning these species and actions that can be taken to protect them.
- Educational signage for the interpretation of species on the forest and how they coexist with and/or are affected by these wildfires
Non-natural Features Management
This strategy includes projects to improve non-natural features on LPNF land such as roads, trails, infrastructure routes, or designated fuel breaks. Any projects proposed must be able to illustrate a benefit to watershed restoration and recovery or ecosystem improvement. Projects may include: (1) maintenance to degraded system trails; (2) restoration of lands impacted from past fire management activities; (3) implementation of best management practices to reduce invasive species, and/or pollutant loads (particularly those from sediment/erosion); and (4) decommissioning, restoration, and prevention of non-USFS approved user-created trails.
- Improvement of Forest Service roads and trails
- Installation of trail barriers that fit the natural Forest setting and prevent unauthorized vehicle access
- Educational signage for the interpretation of these fires and their impact, influence, and relationship to LPNF landscapes
Other Relevant and Beneficial Project Proposals
The above program priorities provide highlighted examples to guide applicants in addressing the immediate needs as identified by LPNF staff. However, the program welcomes and encourages all proposals that meet the goals and priorities of fire recovery of the Zaca, Piru, and Jesusita fires, particularly those that implement a multi-resource holistic approach to post-fire restoration, and/or provide additional benefits toward long-term effective management at a forest- or region-wide scale. For an expanded discussion of the program goals and priorities, please review NFWF’s Los Padres National Forest Business Plan.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NFWF program manager, Jim Bond, prior to submitting your proposal to discuss ideas, seek relevant project-related information such as priority locations, and ensure applicability of project proposals with program objectives and needs of the LPNF and NFWF.
Multi-year projects may be appropriate but applicants may be asked to request funds through this program in phases; however, this Restoration Program is not an applicable funding source for start-up or research projects that will not provide direct benefits to the LPNF upon project completion or within 5 years. Grant recipients will be required to demonstrate the ability to fulfill the Restoration Program’s contractual requirements (as described on page 8 of this RFP) to acquire applicable permissions and to ensure environmental and heritage resource compliance, as well as any regulatory permits or approvals, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA*) requirements. Regulatory compliance measures should be included in all budget and timelines as part of submitted proposals.
*NEPA compliance may require significant time and resources to complete. Projects that propose on-the-ground actions for which NEPA processes have not yet been completed may consider including NEPA tasks within their overall project scope. Projects where NEPA tasks are expected should be discussed with NFWF program manager, Jim Bond, prior to submitting a proposal to evaluate implications to scope, budget, and timelines.
To better gauge progress on individual grants and to ensure greater consistency of project data provided by multiple grants, the LPNF Wildfire Restoration Grant Program has a list of predefined selectable metrics in NFWF’s online application platform (Easygrants) for reporting. Proposals to this grant program will be evaluated in two stages: the Pre-Proposal review and the Full Proposal review. Applicants invited to submit Full Proposals will select only the most relevant metrics from the drop down list provided in the Full Proposal Application (all possible program metrics are shown in the table below). If you do not believe an applicable metric has been provided, please contact Jim Bond to discuss acceptable alternatives.
Project Activity Recommended Metric Additional Guidance Volunteer Participation Capacity, Outreach, Incentives – Building institutional capacity – # volunteers participating Enter the number of volunteers participating in projects Outreach/Education Capacity, Outreach, Incentives –Outreach/Education/Technical Assistance - # people reached Enter the number of people reached by outreach, training, or technical assistance activities Research Planning, Research, Monitoring – Research - # studies completed to inform mgmt. Enter the number of studies completed whose findings are used to adapt mgmt/inform mgmt. decisions Research Planning, Research, Monitoring – Research – Acres assessed for improved management Enter the number of acres assessed Restoration planning/design/permitting Planning, Research, Monitoring – Research - # E&D plans developed Enter the number of Engineering and Design plans, and/or compliance documents developed. Generally there will be 1 per project. Invasives removal Habitat Restoration – removal of invasives – acres restored Enter acres restored In-stream Habitat Improvement Habitat Restoration – Instream restoration – miles restored Enter miles restored Restoration of aquatic connectivity via dam removal, bridge and culvert removal, and/or installation of fish passage structures Habitat Restoration - Fish passage improvements - # passage barriers rectified In the notes section of this metric please indicate what type of barrier is being removed (i.e. dam, culvert, etc.) Restoration of aquatic connectivity via dam removal, bridge and culvert removal, and/or installation of fish passage structures Habitat Restoration - Fish passage improvements - Miles of stream opened Enter the number of miles of stream opened to fish passage Riparian Restoration Habitat Restoration - Riparian restoration - acres restored Enter the number of acres restored Wetland Restoration Habitat Restoration - Wetland restoration - acres restored Enter the number of acres restored Reforestation and Restoration of Forest Vegetation Habitat Restoration - Land restoration - acres restored Enter acres restored through practices such as revegetation, thinning, mortality removal, or prescribed burns Trail Improvements Habitat Management - Green infrastructure - miles of trails improved Enter the number of miles of trail improved Road Improvements Habitat Conservation - BMP implementation for road improvements Miles of road improved Erosion control Habitat Management - BMP implementation for nutrient or sediment reduction - lbs of sediment prevented from entering the system annually Enter the amount of sediment prevented from entering the system annually Trees Planted Habitat Management - Green infrastructure - # of trees planted Enter the number of trees planted Plant Cultivation Habitat Restoration - Plant Cultivation - seedlings propagated Enter the number of seedlings propagated Seed Harvesting Habitat Restoration - Seed Harvesting - lbs harvested Enter the number of pounds of seeds collected, may be estimated from bushels of cones collected Fuel Break Management Habitat Management - Improved Managedment Practices - acres of public land under improved management Enter the number of fuel break acres under improved management. This may include new fuel break development or maintenance of existing fuel breaks.
Eligible and Ineligible Entities
Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, U.S. Federal government agencies, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribes, and educational institutions
Ineligible applicants include for-profit businesses, unincorporated individuals and international organizations are generally considered ineligible as an applicant. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Ineligible Uses of Grant Funds
NFWF funds and matching contributions may not be used to support political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, litigation, terrorist activities or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
NFWF funds may not be used to support ongoing efforts to comply with legal requirements, including permit conditions, mitigation and settlement agreements. However, grant funds may be used to support projects that enhance or improve upon existing baseline compliance efforts.
FUNDING AVAILABILITY AND MATCH
The Los Padres National Forest Wildfires Restoration Grant Program will operate from 2017 through the end of May 2020, however all projects funded through this round will be expected to close by summer of 2019. The program expects to award approximately $2 million in 2018. The following are key elements of this funding opportunity:
- Grant awards will range in size from $25,000 to $250,000 per project.
- The ratio of matching contributions offered is considered during the review process, and projects are expected to meet or exceed a 50% match ratio to be competitive. The strongest projects will meet or exceed a 1:1 match ratio.Projects not meeting the match expectations will be considered on a limited case-by-case basis. Eligible match can include non-federal cash or in-kind contributions, such as staff and volunteer time, work performed, materials and services donated, cash or other tangible contributions to the project objectives and outcomes. The cost of recent land or water acquisition or easement may also qualify as match for a project involving work at the acquired site.
- All project costs and matching contributions must be expended within the project period of performance. Projects awarded through this funding opportunity are expected to be completed by summer 2019. Some larger-scale projects may warrant multiple funding requests. These requests will be considered per funding cycle. Multi-funding cycle projects must describe expectations for the project for each funding phase to qualify for consideration. For more guidance on project start and end dates, see Tip Sheet (link available in APPLICATION ASSISTANCE section below.)
- Donated contractor services can be valued at current market rates, but general volunteer labor must be valued at no more than $23.56/hour. Matching contributions do not need to be fully secured prior to submitting a grant proposal, but should have a demonstrable likelihood of being secured during the project period to assure the project can be completed as proposed.
All proposals will be screened for relevance, accuracy, completeness and compliance with NFWF and funding source policies. Proposals will then be evaluated based on the extent to which they meet the criteria below.
Pre-proposals and Full Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by a Proposal Review Committee made up of representatives from LPNF, NFWF, and other experts as needed. Grant awards will be made by NFWF to successful applicants. Organizations are allowed to submit multiple proposals for funding consideration.
Projects will be evaluated by:
Program Goals and Priorities - The proposal is consistent with the program goals of the Los Padres National Forest as described in this RFP and associated Restoration Strategy, and Southern California National Forests Land Management Plan, including - Part 2 Los Padres National Forest Strategy, and the project deliverable(s) clearly contribute to a practical advancement toward those goals.
Consistency with over-arching Federal or State Conservation Initiatives - If applicable, proposals may also address goals, priorities, and recommendations in context with broader regional conservation plans or strategies such as the South-Central/Southern California Coast Steelhead Recovery Management Plan or California Condor Recovery Plan, Third Revision. Proposals should describe specifically how the project aligns with complementary conservation initiatives, and reference appropriate documentation.
Technical Merit - Project is technically sound and feasible, and the proposal sets forth a clear, logical and achievable work plan and timeline. The proposal illustrates relevant experience, and/or assurance to engage with appropriate technical experts to ensure activities are thoroughly and appropriately designed and executed.
Transferability - Project has potential and plan to transfer lessons learned to other communities or natural resource management applications, particularly in Southern California Forests, and/or to be integrated into government programs and policies.
Communication - Project includes a detailed plan to communicate information about the project to appropriate audiences.
Funding Need - Project establishes a clear need for the funds being requested, and demonstrates that activities would not move forward absent funding.
Monitoring and Project Documentation - Project includes a plan for monitoring progress during and after the proposed project period to track project success and adaptively address new challenges and opportunities as they arise. In addition, all projects will be expected to document relevant geospatial data associated with each activity or task performed, which will be delivered as part project reporting information provided to NFWF and the LPNF. Geospatial information will be consistent with established Forest Service geospatial data standards and format (e.g. data dictionaries, metadata formats).
Long-term Sustainability - Proposal should describe how outcomes and benefits are expected to be sustained over time, including long-term monitoring and maintenance activities.
Past Success - Applicant has a proven track record of success in implementing conservation practices with specific, measurable results.
Partnership - An appropriate partnership exists to implement the project and the project is supported by a strong local partnership that leverages additional funds and will sustain it after the life of the grant. Identify proposed partners, if known (including potential or contemplated subawards to third party subrecipients of the applicant), the roles they will play in implementing the project, and how this project will build new or enhance existing partnerships. (Note: a project partner is any local community, non-profit organization, tribe, and/or local, state, and federal government agency that contributes to the project in a substantial way and is closely involved in the completion of the project.)
Budget – Costs are allowable, reasonable and budgeted in accordance with NFWF’s Budget Instructions cost categories. Federally funded projects must be in compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance as applicable (OMB Uniform Guidance).
The project budget must accurately reflect the actual costs necessary to complete all elements of the scope of work including any monitoring and environmental compliance costs.
Procurement – If the applicant chooses to specifically identify proposed Contractor(s) for Services, an award by NFWF to the applicant does not necessarily constitute NFWF’s express written authorization for the applicant to procure such specific services noncompetitively. When procuring goods and services, NFWF recipients must follow documented procurement procedures which reflect applicable laws and regulations [including but not limited to 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance)]. Please note that Federal wage provisions (Davis-Bacon or Service Contract Act) are applicable. Davis-Bacon wage rates apply on all public works contracts in excess of $2,000 and Service Contract Act wage provisions apply to service contracts in excess of $2,500.
Publicity and Acknowledgment of Support – Award recipients will be required to grant NFWF and the ANF the right and authority to publicize the project and NFWF and ANF’s financial support for the grant in press releases, publications and other public communications. Recipients may also be asked to provide high-resolution (minimum 300 dpi) photographs, geospatial data, and project narratives depicting the project.
Receiving Award Funds – Award payments are primarily reimbursable. Projects may request funds for reimbursement at any time after completing a signed agreement with NFWF. A request of an advance of funds must be due to an imminent need of expenditure and must detail how the funds will be used and provide justification and a timeline for expected disbursement of these funds.
Compliance Requirements – Projects selected to receive federal funding may be subject to requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act (state and federal), National Historic Preservation Act, and other applicable federal laws. As may be applicable, successful applicants may be required to comply with such Federal, state or local requirements and obtain all necessary permits and clearances.
Quality Assurance – If a project involves significant monitoring, data collection or data use, grantees may be asked to prepare and submit quality assurance documentation (www.epa.gov/quality/qapps.html). Applicants should budget time and resources to complete this task.
Permits – Successful applicants will be required to provide sufficient documentation that the project expects to receive or has received all necessary permits and clearances to comply with any Federal, state or local requirements. NFWF strongly encourages applicants to conduct pre-application meetings with the appropriate administering agencies prior to submitting their proposal. In some cases, if a permit pre-application meeting has not been completed, NFWF may require successful applicants to complete such a meeting prior to grant award.
Federal Funding – Federally funded projects must operate in compliance with the OMB Uniform Guidance as applicable to the applicant. The availability of federal funds estimated in this solicitation is contingent upon the federal appropriations process. Funding decisions will be made based on level of funding and timing of when it is received by NFWF.
Dates are subject to change. Please check the Program page of the NFWF website for the most current information.
Applicant Webinar January 18, 2018 Pre-Proposal Due Date January 25, 2018 Invitations for Full Proposals Sent February 7, 2018 Full Proposal Due Date March 8, 2018 Review Period Spring 2018 Awards Announced Summer 2018
HOW TO APPLY
All application materials must be submitted online through National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Easygrants system.
- Go to easygrants.nfwf.org to register in our Easygrants online system. New users to the system will be prompted to register before starting the application (if you already are a registered user, use your existing login). Enter your applicant information. Please be sure to disable the pop-up blocker on your internet browser prior to beginning the application process.
- Once on your homepage, click the “Apply for Funding” button and select this RFP’s “Funding Opportunity” from the list of options.
- Follow the instructions in Easygrants to complete your application. Once an application has been started, it may be saved and returned to at a later time for completion and submission.
A PDF version of this RFP can be downloaded here.
A Tip Sheet is available for quick reference while you are working through your application. This document can be downloaded here.
Additional information to support the application process can be accessed on the NFWF website’s “Applicant Information” page.
For more information or questions about this RFP, please contact:
Manager, Southern California Forests
For issues or assistance with our online Easygrants system, please contact:
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Productive useA property with productive use is in some active use at the present time on some portion of the property. Idle or surplusIdle or surplus facilities are currently inactive and/or managed as a surplus property, but not decommissioned or demolished. These facilities are monitored and generally well-maintained and could be reused with minimal preparation in a predictable timeframe. Greenfield Acres
Greenfield Acres are undeveloped areas of a partially-developed property that have never been put to use other than perhaps light agricultural production. Many Brownfield, Greyfield and Redfield properties contain areas never put into productive use that remain otherwise unaffected by activities elsewhere on the property or neighboring properties. These kinds of Greenfield Acres are sometimes referred to as “the back forty.”Greenfield Acres can appeal to certain developers, who may see value or potential in using greenfield acreage in a wider site plan.
Brownfield Acres are areas of a property with a use history or condition that presents some question as to whether it may be environmentallycontaminated or redevelopment complicated. Many Greenfields, Greyfields and properties in productive use have small areas with lingering questions about potential redevelopment complications. Many legacy properties in use for long periods, for example, have areas in the rear or hidden areas of the site sometimes referred to as the “back dump”—where unregulated dumping took place for decades or more.
A Bluefield possesses water resources itself or has access to a navigable body of water such as a river, sea, or ocean-either directly or via canal or port. Some Bluefields can support valuable commercial uses, and many of these commercial Bluefields have definitive access or riparian rights.Many other Bluefields merely provide simple enjoyment for the property owners and tenants. Many bluefields also provide natural habitat to area species or some other ecological service, which could also classify the property as an Ecofield. While a Bluefield may have some acreage underwater continuously, it may also be a bluefield by virtue of temporary water conditions such as seasonal weather patterns (rain or snow melt), tidal forces or stormwater flooding—which could be the result of man-made conditions.
Decommissioned facilities are those no longer in working order or whose former use has been decommissioned, removed or demolished wholly or partially—sometimes with regulatory oversight. Some facilities are decommissioned with future use in mind, left behind with care, perhaps with some moderate re-fit and/or redevelopment cost required. Most decommissioned facilities, however, require substantial time and/or capital investment and potentially regulatory approval in order to re-purpose or re-use existing structures and assets.
Mineral Deposits can be selected as a secondary condition only if the property contains past, present or potential mines, wells, or Mineral Deposits—or perhaps geologic formations suggestive of the presence of one or more natural resources, such as coal, rock, salt, gold, silver, oil, gas, shale, or any other mineral deposits. These resources should be documented in a third-party report for maximum marketability.
A brightfield‘s current use is for solar power generation, or it has been professionally designated for suitability for use as a solar power location; typically verified by one or more third-party reports. Ready Brightfields have some, if not all, utility infrastructure already in place or may simply be near utility lines amenable to solar power distribution.
A windfield‘s current use is for wind power generation, or it has been professionally designated for suitability for use as a wind power location; typically verified by one or more third-party reports. Ready Windfields have some, if not all, utility infrastructure already in place or nearby.
Ecofield An Ecofield has past, present or potential use as an ecosystem. It may contain habitat for rare, threatened or endangered species—such as wetlands, streams, forest, or prairie. It may also possess ecological assets that provide some ecosystem service to the environment, such as water purification or waste decomposition. Some Ecofields are historic ecological assets interrupted or impaired by development—e.g. being paved over for a parking lot or drained for a field or foundation—but whose ecological potential can be restored or redeveloped.
A Multimodal property possesses at least two modes of transport on the property itself or via nearby access. A property with a rail spur and port access, for example, is Multimodal. Most properties in or near air and sea ports are considered Multimodal because they could also accommodate trucks or rail. Many potential Multimodal properties alongside interstate highways, for example, are certified as suitable Multimodal locations by third party site selectors, e.g. in a transportation study. Such documented potential often increases the marketability of a property for Multimodal use. Heritage Site A Heritage Site is a property that has a historical preservation or conservation certification of some kind, or some other archaeological or heritage designation. The best evidence that a property is a Heritage Site would be a letter from a State Historic Preservation Office determining the property’s status or potential impact on other Heritage Sites. Mega-site A Mega-site is a very large property that can be cohesively developed for an integrated, large-scale end use, such as an auto manufacturing plant. A Mega-site must have a minimum of 1,000 acres; completed environmental and geotechnical testing; proximity to interstate highways, and/or railways; and high capacity infrastructure in place or feasibly proximate to the site. Development Park A Development Park is any type of pre-developed area targeted for a specific end use such as a technology park, business park, research park, science park, commercial district, planned community, tourist park or a combination of these. Incentive Zone An Incentive Zone is a specific area targeted with economic development incentives available to spur development, including TIF districts, enterprise zones, opportunity areas, TOD locations, etc. Redfield Acres A property with some areas that have known environmental contaminants or conditions that the owner, the government or a reliable third party have determined is in need of remediation as a prerequisite to development, to mitigate potential human health risks or to comply with environmental laws. Properties whose primary status is Productive Use, Brownfield, Greenfield or Greyfield may have Redfield Acres. Vertical Brownfield A building that is functionally obsolete, underperforming and/or underutilized and that may or may not contain hazardous building materials such as asbestos and lead-based paint. Vertical Brownfields are typical single-use structures, such as an office building in an urban core setting, and candidates for mixes use redevelopment to increase the building's utilization. Clusters of Vertical Brownfields create use monocultures empty and unoccupied at certain times of the day or week (e.g. downtowns empty on nights and weekends). Underutilized Real estate burdened by prolonged idlenessand unable to command market rent. Underutilized properties are often functionally obsolete or impaired by one or more physical conditions that will require remodel or redevelopment. Real estate unrented through multiple real estate cycles may be Underutilized. Real estate operating consistently below capacity or underperforming its comparable market is likely Underutilized. Pre-Demo Real estate with structure(s) burdened by advanced degradation or deterioration, untenable in its current condition and undevelopable. Pre-Demo propertyhas unusable buildings or infrastructure and often need some measure of demolition or deconstruction prior to redevelopment and reuse. Untenable real estate with neglected or dilapidated buildings can sometimes be lawfully ordered to be demolished by the government authorities. Minor or modest demolition is the first step in the redevelopment of many properties. Greyfield Acres Greyfield Acres are areas of a property currently or formerly developed and known to not have adverse environmental impacts. Reusable buildings, utilities or infrastructure are typically present on real estate with Greyfield Acres. Examples of Greyfield Acres include unused parking lots and unoccupied commercial structures. Properties whose primary status is Productive Use, Brownfield, Greenfield or Redfield may have Greyfield Acres. Vacant property A vacant property is devoid of any active use and its buildings are entirely empty of human beings. Vacant lots typically have no structures. Vacant buildings are not occupied and generally do not contain the items, amenities and fixtures customarily found in buildings in use for residential, commercial or industrial purposes. Adaptive Reuse Adaptive Reuse redevelops a previously developed site, building or structure in new construction that utilizes the site and materials on-site for purposes other their original build or design. Airport Access Airports provide access for use by numerous on-site and nearby properties, with some offering dedicated roads or railways for seamless connection with multimodal transport. Green Infrastructure Green Infrastructure mimics, enhances, and/or restores natural functions to better manage water by integrating its flow into the built-environment and create environmental, social and economic benefits. Healthfield A Healthfield is a site that could (or should) be used to improve access to healthcare or to improve the physical and/or psychological health of the community, e.g. for a clinic, community garden or greenway. Historic Preservation Historic preservation, or heritage conservation, refers to efforts to preserve, conserve and protect buildings, objects, landscapes or other built-environments of historical significance. Mine-scarred Mine-scarred properties are those which either have land used directly in mining or share associated waters and surrounding watersheds where extraction or processing of ores and minerals has occurred. Micro-site A Micro-site is a very small property that is not suitable for many kinds of real estate development, a tenth of an acre or smaller, which can be useful as pocket parks or other tactical or interim uses, such as pop-up markets. No Further Action (NFA) A No Further Action (NFA) letter or notice is an official determination issued by the jurisdictionally relevant regulator that a site has been investigated and remediated to the cleanup standard appropriate for the intended use of the property. Also known as No Further Remediation (NFR) letters. Pedestrian Oriented Development (POD) Pedestrian-Oriented Development (POD) is a type of real estate development designed for the maximum utility of the pedestrian, wherein pedestrians are the main design orientation rather than automobile access and parking. Public Private Partnership (PPP) A Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is an agreement between a private party and a government, with centuries of history in real estate, construction and infrastructure development, i.e. the Lancaster Turnpike opened in 1793. Rail Access Access to a railway or rail line via direct connection, rail spur or team track, and potential access, is often sought for its logistical advantages over sites without rail access. Seaport Access Seaports typically provide access for use by numerous on-site and nearby properties, with some offering dedicated roads or railways for seamless connection with multimodal transport. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a type of real estate development that maximizes the amount of residential, business and leisure space within the walking distance, or walkshed, of a site with public transportation.National Fish and Wildlife FoundationProperty NameLos Padres National Forest Wildfires RestorationCreated On01/15/2018Last Modified01/15/2018Property NumberProperty AddressNone, Goleta, CA 93117Latitude/Longitude34.751188, -119.685421Listing PriceRequesting ProposalsOwnershipPublicly OwnedProperty/Project size (acres)1900160Structures on siteno
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