Tijuana River Valley Invasive Plant Control Program (SAA#1600-2008-0279-R5)

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Summary

SCH Number
2002111113
Lead Agency
Coastal Conservancy, California State (California State Coastal Conservancy)
Document Title
Tijuana River Valley Invasive Plant Control Program (SAA#1600-2008-0279-R5)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
10/16/2008
Present Land Use
Habitat conservation and rural agricultural lands. "FW" Floodway.

Document Description
DFG is intending to execute a Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement pursuant to Sec. 1602 of the Fish and Game Code (SAA #1600-2008-0279-R5) to the project applicant, Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Assoc. The applicant proposes to alter the stream to continue the Tijuana River Valley Invasive Plant Control Program. Streambed Alteration Agreement #R5-2003-0019 was issued for this project but has since expired. The project involves the control of giant reed (Arundo donax), castor bean (Ricinus communis), and salt cedar (Tamarix ramosissima). The objective of the project is to enhance the native riparian, mulefat, and salt marsh habitats by removing these exotic species. The species are spread throughout over 3,600 acres of the Tijuana River Valley. The invasive species will be controlled through a combination of physical and chemical methods. In most cases, the plants will be cut and their stumps or resprouting rhizomes will be sprayed with an appropriate herbicide. Equipment used will include backpack sprayers and power sprayers, occasional use of a mower in suitable sites, ATVs and tractors (on trails), and trucks (on roads). Only the above ground portions of the exotic, invasive plants will be treated, and the soil will not be disturbed. The project will be implemented in phases. Native riparian habitats found on site include extensive willow woodlands, mulefat, scrub and salt marsh.

Contact Information
Kelly Fisher
California Department of Fish and Game
South Coast Region 4949 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (858) 467-4207

Location

Cities
San Diego
Counties
San Diego
Cross Streets
Hollister/Monument Rd.
Total Acres
198
Parcel #
Various
State Highways
75, I-5
Waterways
Tijuana River, Tijuana Estuary
Township
18S
Range
2N
Section
Variou

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Game
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Dept. of Fish and Game, South Coast Region 4949 Viewridge Ave. San Diego, CA 92123

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
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