Published on : Saturday, August 9, 2014
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been recognized with a 2014 Environmental Achievement Award by the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). In the Mitigation Award category, SFO was honored for its Recovery Action Plan, which ensures the protection of two endangered species on a 180-acre undeveloped area of the Airport.
“As an environmental leader in the aviation industry, we are continually focused on the sensitive use of our land to ensure that protected species can thrive,” said Airport Director John L. Martin. “We are proud to be recognized by the Airports Council International-North America for our mitigation efforts.”
SFO’s West of Bayshore property, a 180-acre area of undeveloped land, supports the populations of two federally-protected species: the San Francisco garter snake and the California red-legged frog. The Airport’s Recovery Action Plan, now in its sixth year, is intended to ensure larger populations of the two endangered species through a variety of habitat enhancement actions, while also allowing SFO to improve its flood control, storage, and conveyance infrastructure on the West of Bayshore property.