North Vineyard Station Open Space Preserve Trail and Landscaping – Elder Creek Phase 1B

13 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sacramento County
Document Title
North Vineyard Station Open Space Preserve Trail and Landscaping – Elder Creek Phase 1B
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The project will include 9.8 acres of riparian plantings and 2.42 acres of low flow channel and wetlands restoration within the 16.8-acre riparian project area. Plantings include approximately 180 individual trees containers (Valley oak, interior live oak, California buckeye, etc.), approximately 1,220 shrub containers (California sagebrush, hummingbird trumpet, sunset rockrose, etc.), and approximately 2,550 groundcover plugs (coyote brush and coyote mint). 23,000 square feet of riparian benches will be planted with shrubs, perennials, and forbs (Deer grass, mugwort, coyote willow, etc.) and 11,000 square feet of channel bottoms will be planted with sedges and rushes (Soft rush, slender sedge, etc.). Prior to plantings, 2.88 acres of existing non-native vegetation will be removed, leaving 0.11 acres of woody native vegetation to remain. A low flow water crossing will be installed to extend the trail alignment across Elder Creek. The trail approaches will consist of approximately 10-feet of 4% slopes on either end, transitioning to approximately 30-feet of 2% slopes as the trail approaches the crossing. The low flow water crossing will be a single cast-in-place concrete structure consisting of four side by side concrete box culverts. Each culvert is 8-feet wide, 3-feet tall, and 20-feet long. Each culvert will be backfilled at a 1.2-foot depth with local native soil to create the bottom of the creek channel within the culvert. The culvert will have a 1.8- foot height from the creek bed to the top of the culvert. Approximately 175 square feet of rock slope protection will be place around the northern ends of the culvert structure, while approximately 285 square feet of rip rap will be placed around the southern ends of the culvert structure. The crossing will pass summer flows but may not pass winter flows and will be closed to access in winter months.

Contact Information

Dylan Wood
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Northern California
Parcel #
064-0080-062-0000 and 065-0310-005-0000
Other Location Info
The project is located at Elder Creek, in the Vineyard Community, approximately extending from the Florin and Arroyo Willow Drive intersection to 0.3 miles north of Buckeye Way.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
the office location listed above for the Lead Agency. CDFW’s record of Streambed Alteration Agreement execution as Responsible Agency is available at CDFW’s regional office.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination

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