Streambed Alteration Agreement (5-2003-0023) Regarding the Removal of Accumulated Debris & Invasive Species, such as Arundo donax, for Stream Channel Maintenanc

Summary

SCH Number
2003038259
Public Agency
Fish & Game #5
Document Title
Streambed Alteration Agreement (5-2003-0023) Regarding the Removal of Accumulated Debris & Invasive Species, such as Arundo donax, for Stream Channel Maintenanc
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/17/2003

Document Description
The Operator proposes to alter the streambed and bank by annually removing accumulated debris and exotic vegetation (possibly herbicide spraying) within La Mirada Creek on the campus property of Biola University. The proposed project will include removing invasive species consisting of, but not limited to, Arundo (Arundo donax), Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia robusta), and castor bean (Ricinus communis), and other invasive non-native trees and plants within the project area. Maintenance activities are limited to above-ground clearing of invasive vegetation (possibly herbicide spraying), and shall be conducted by hand-crews and the use of a Gradeall. At no time will any equipment enter the stream channel. No native vegetation will be removed, and all clearing will be done outside of the avian breeding/nesting season. Applicant is requesting a 5-year maintenance agreement.

Contact Information
Brian Phillips
Department of Fish and Game, Region 5
Lead/Public Agency
4949 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (562) 944-0351

Location

Cities
La Mirada
Counties
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; Sec 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project is the removal of accumulated debris and invasive species, such as Arundo donax, for stream channel maintenance. No native vegetation shall be impacted by the proposed project. The Project will have no significant impacts on the environment.

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