Alameda Journal: Alameda: Council to consider north Park Street rezoning, March 29, 2013
On Tuesday, the council will also consider adopting an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to fund a predator management plan to help protect the California least tern, the endangered species that nests at the former Alameda Naval Air Station as they migrate along the California coast.
The agreement follows the council supporting a proposal by the U.S. Navy to transfer 74 acres at the former base to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Northern California to help protect the birds -- land that was initially expected to be turned over to the city. The aim behind the change is to create open space between the colony and a health clinic and columbarium that the VA aims to build.