Conservation & Recreation
Intersect Power and the Aramis Renewable Energy Project are committed to avoiding sensitive wildlife species, promoting habitat protection, and enhancing outdoor recreation and education. To this end, the project has been designed with natural contours adjacent to Cayetano Creek. The project will be set back from the banks of the creek and areas of inundation by floodwaters.
The project footprint avoids federally designated Critical Habitat for the endangered California red-legged frog, which occurs further west. Mature oak trees on the banks of the creek will be preserved, allowing for continued perching and nesting opportunities for raptors and other birds.
Upon County approval, land directly west of Cayetano Creek will be purchased by the project company and dedicated to the County as a recreational hiking trail. Informational trail signage educating hikers about solar energy generation will be