Streambed Alteration Agreement concerning the San Diego River


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game #5
Document Title
Streambed Alteration Agreement concerning the San Diego River
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Operator proposes to alter the streambed to adopt an Invasive Exotic Weed Eradication and Revegetation Masterplan for the portions of the San Diego River currently within the San Diego City Limits excluding those portions within Mission Trails Regional Park. This agreement will authorize revegetation work described in the Masterplan (Buckhart Environmental 2002) for those portions of the San Diego River that contain the following invasive exotic species: pampas grass, giant cane, Mexican fan palm, Canary Island date palm, castor bean, tamarisk, ludwigia, evergreen ash, Brazilian pepper, eucalyptus, bottlebrush, California pepper, carrotwood, Chinese elm, edible fig, myoporum, and oleander. Under the auspices of the Masterplan a 3-4 acre pilot project will be implemented. The 3-4 acre pilot project is located adjacent to the Carlton Oaks Golf Course. Of the 3-4 acres, 1-2 acres will be cleared of all exotic species but will not be revegetated with native riparian species; the site is expected to revegetate through natural recruitment. The remaining 2 acres will also be cleared of all exotic species but will be replanted with native riparian species. Native riparina habitats found along the San Diego River include: freshwater marsh, southern willow scrub, willow riparina woodland, cottonwood-willow woodland, sycamore woodland, and open water.

Contact Information

Kelly Fisher
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Game, Region 5
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Sec. 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project is a minor alteration to land because it involves the enhancement of riparian woodland. The project is a beneficial alteration to land and vegetation, as invasive exotics will be removed and native riparian vegetation will be installed, and no mature native trees will be impacted.

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