Waddell Estuary Enhancement and Management

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Waddell Estuary Enhancement and Management
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Document Description
Install interpretive signage. Improve red-legged frog habitat by removal of tule mat, creation of seasonally wet ponds, and review water diversions. Introduce floating boards to provide western pond turtle basking sites. Eradicate english and cape ive, pampas grass, poison hemlock, monterey cypress, phalaris aquatica, and other exotic vegetation. Trap and destroy feral pigs within the wetland. Continue studies and surveys of sensitive species (San Francisco Garter snake, black rail, western pond turtle, and red-legged frog). Manage the sandbar to provide high summer water levels for quality rearing habitat for aquatic species and breach the sandbar in the winter to allow coho salmon access for spawning and spawn emigrating to the ocean.

Contact Information

Robert Ueltzen
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
State Highways
SR 1
Waddell Creek, Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Actions
Resource Management Plan
Project Issues
Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Recreation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Parks and Recreation
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Parks and Recreation

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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