Soquel Creek Vegetation Maintenance Project

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2004072155
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Soquel Creek Vegetation Maintenance Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The proposed activities include removal of the mostly nonnative invasive vine and shrub understory on the sandbar immediately upstream of the Bargetto Bridge on Soquel Creek, Santa Cruz County. Activities also include removal of a portion of the shrubs from the bench and bank on the east side of the channel. Vegetation at the toe of the bank and at the water's edge of the low flow channel will be preserved. Downed dead trees are also proposed to be removed. Existing single trunk trees will be preserved. Young trees larger than three inches diameter will be thinned to maintain a spacing of 20 to 50 feet. Large single trunk tree, three inches diameter or larger, will be topped or removed is they are growing close enough to hit the bridge if they fall. Vegetation will be removed by hand with hand equipment and herbicides . Mitigation for tree removal will be planting of five gallon native trees at a ratio of 3:1 on areas upstream of the project site. The California Department of Fish and Game is executing a Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement, Number 1600-2010-0274-R3, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the project Applicant, Public Works Department of Santa Cruz County.

Contact Information
Suzanned DeLeon
California Department of Fish and Game Bay Delta Region
P.O. Box 47
Yountville, CA 94599

(831) 440-9433

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Soquel Avenue between Main Street and Porter Street
Parcel #
30-091-19; 30-082-52; 30-151-23
State Highways
1
Railways
SPRR
Schools
Soquel HS, Soquel Elem., Green Acres, Del Mar, De La Veaga,
Waterways
Soquel, Rodeo, Porter Creeks; Moran, Schwan and Corcoran Lagoon
Other Location Info
City: Soquel
Other Information
Schools: Cabrillo College.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Game
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
701 Ocean Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
N/A
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
N/A
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