Streambed Alteration Agreement (5-2002-0355) Regarding the Removal of Invasive Species, such as Arundo donax, for Exotic Species Control


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game #5
Document Title
Streambed Alteration Agreement (5-2002-0355) Regarding the Removal of Invasive Species, such as Arundo donax, for Exotic Species Control
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Operator proposes to alter the streambed and banks by removing invasive species consiting of , but not limitied to, Arundo (Arundo donax), Ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima), tamarisk (Tamarix sp.), perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium), Russian thistle (Salsola tragus), Mexican fan palm (Wasingtonia robusta), giant creek nettle (Urtica dioica), cocklebur (Xanthium Strumarium), castor bean (Ricinus communis), and invasive nn-native trees and plants within a 70 acre area of the Whittier Narrows Flood Control Basin (Nature Center) wher the San Gabriel and Rio Hondo Rivers connect and at the upper end of the Rio Hondo Channel near Rush Street and progressing 1.5 miles downstream toward the Bosque del Rio Hondo visitor center on San Gabriel Boulevard, within Los Aneless Conty. Maintenance activities are limited to above-ground clearing of Invasive vegetation and shall be conducted by tractor-mounted flail mower and hand-crews, followed by the application of an approved herbicide consistent with federal, state and local regulations. At no time will any equipment enter the stream channel. Additional applicational of foiliar spray shall be applied as needed.

Contact Information

Donna L. Cobb
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Game, Region 5
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
4, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural pruposes. The project is the removal of invasive species, such as Arundo donax, for exotic species control. No native vegetation shall be impacted by the proposed project. The Project will have no significant impacts on the environment.

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