Copeland Creek

Recommended By
Campus Planning Committee
Ruben Armiñana, President
Issue Date
Monday, May 15, 2000
Current Issue Date
Tuesday, May 16, 2000
Effective Date
Monday, May 15, 2000
Contact Office
Facilities Services
Policy number
  1. Purpose
    Sonoma State University hereby adopts as campus policy the following strategies for the monitoring, maintenance, development, restoration, and improvement of that portion of Copeland Creek adjacent to and/or within the boundaries of its land(s):
    1. The University is dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of the native biodiversity of Copeland Creek.
    2. The University will develop measures to protect indigenous plant and animal species native to the Copeland Creek habitat.
    3. The University will both maintain, and where feasible, develop programs to restore native plant communities within the Copeland Creek habitat.
  2. Procedures
    1. The Director of Campus Planning is hereby designated with responsibility for developing and overseeing programs designed to implement the purposes identified above.
    2. The Director of Campus Planning will work with campus consulting landscape architects in the development of site plans and other proposals which might impact Copeland Creek to insure their consistency with the purposes identified above.
    3. The Director of Campus Planning will initiate and carry out appropriate consultation with state and/or federal agencies, including but not limited to the State of California, Department of Fish and Game, whose mandates include issues related to the monitoring, maintenance, development, and/or restoration of Copeland Creek.
    4. The Director of Campus Planning is hereby designated by the President of the University as the single and primary contact person for information and requests by persons wanting to conduct activities within and/or adjacent to the boundaries of Sonoma State University that might infringe upon Copeland Creek. All persons and organizations wanting to conduct such activities are required to notify the Director of Campus Planning, who may approve, limit, or disallow the requested activity. The Director shall contact the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) when the Director believes proposed activities may require consultation with or approval by DFG.
  3. Copeland Creek Advisory CommitteeTo advise and assist the Director of Campus Planning in the performance of the duties identified above, the University hereby establishes the Copeland Creek Advisory Committee.
    1. The President shall appoint a committee composed of the following members:
      1. The Director of Campus Planning, Chair
      2. The Campus Architect
      3. The Chief of Police Services
      4. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety
      5. The Director of Campus Landscaping
      6. The campus' Consulting Landscape Architect
      7. Three (3) members of the Faculty recommended by the Academic Senate
      8. Three (3) Student members recommended by the Associated Students
      9. Two (2) Staff members

      Ex-Officio, as Consultant to Committee:

      One (1) Representative from the California Department of Fish and Game

    2. The committee is charged with the following responsibilities:

      1. Develop recommendations for and assist in the implementation of a program to monitor and study the quality of the habitat and resources of Copeland Creek within and adjacent to the boundaries of Sonoma State University.
      2. Review monitoring of the habitat and physical boundaries of Copeland Creek to provide information on the impact and effect of development and restoration activities within the Copeland Creek zone.

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