The Presidio Trust has completed the Quartermaster Reach Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA evaluates the environmental effects of “daylighting” an approximately 850-foot length of stream currently running through a subsurface culvert that ultimately discharges to Crissy Marsh in order to restore and create wetland habitat.
Where is Quartermaster Reach?
The project site encompasses approximately 9.5 acres along the western edge of the Letterman District in the northeastern portion of the Presidio. It is bounded by Halleck Street to the west, Crissy Field Marsh to the north, Thompson Reach to the south, and a series of buildings and parking lots to the east. The site is within the Doyle Drive/Presidio Parkway construction corridor and is at the northern (lowest) end of the 271-acre Tennessee Hollow Watershed. The project site is referred to as Quartermaster Reach in recognition of past U.S. Army activities in the area.
What is the Project and Why Now?
The project will provide an ecological corridor and pedestrian trail through Quartermaster Reach that will connect a recently restored 450-foot stretch of stream and native habitat to the south (known as Thompson Reach) to Crissy Field Marsh, and reveal and/or interpret missing historic elements in the site. The project will take advantage of the opportunity to be completed consistent/concurrent with design and construction of the Doyle Drive
project. Excavation within the project site will be completed as part of Doyle Drive construction. Therefore, coordination between the two projects is essential to ensure the feasibility of Quartermaster Reach restoration to the maximum extent possible with the future roadway.