Day Grading Permit for Habitat Restoration


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
Day Grading Permit for Habitat Restoration
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Caretaker mobile home on uplands/open land and McCluskeySlough wetland-riparian area Present Zoning: Coastal Agricultural Preservation/Resource Conservation Present General Plan: Agricultural Preservation and Resource Conservation-wetlands
Document Description
The following measures comprise the restoration plan which will require grading of approximately 3600 cubic yards to: 1. Create 2.42 acres of new wetlands composed of 0.82 acre of riparian woodland, 0.34 acre of bulrush march and 1.26 acres of saltgrass grassland marsh. 2. Preserve 2.48 acres of existing wetlands and 0.44 acre of existing upland riparian woodland and blackberry thicket. 3. Create 0.40 acre of upland blackberry thicket and 0.60 acre of upland woodland. 4. Increase project-wide wetland and riparian functions by implementing the following: a. Improve on-site water quality and retention through the construction of sediment control basins and swales that will filter sediment from the adjacent agricultural fields before run-off reaches the created or preserved wetlands and riparian areas; b. Enhance, preserve and re-create upland habitat for the Santa Cruz-long-toed salamander and California red-legged frog by planting native vegetation and establishing a native plant buffer.

Contact Information

Steven Maki
Agency Name
Monterey County Planning & Building Inspection Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Springfield and Highway 1
Parcel #
State Highways
Elkhorn Middle
Elkhorn Slough, Bennett Slough, Old Salinas River, Pajaro River, Pacific Ocean
Other Location Info
Moss landing

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Regrading of 3,600 cubic yards for habitat restoration)
Local Actions
Grading Permit for Habitat Restoration
Project Issues
Coastal Zone, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB)

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