Austin Creek - Adaptive Management Instream Mining Fisheries Enhancement Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Austin Creek - Adaptive Management Instream Mining Fisheries Enhancement Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Rural and Residential Development, Biotic Resources, Primary Floodway, Secondary Floodplain, Scenic Resources, Mineral Extraction

Document Description
Bohan & Canelis is requesting authorization to expand the area of instream gravel mining activities on Austin Creek and to carry out a modified mining and reclamation approach which departs from the existing ARM Plan and County Code. The proposed mining plan would remove gravel below the water surface by excavating alcoves on the downstream ends of bars, and pools on the outside bends of bars. Setback zones along the low flow channel will be allowed to build up in order to encourage more natural scouring of deep pools by winter floods. These pools and alcoves and buffer zones would be retained and maintained in the reclamation plan. The application requests a change in the mining standards to provide improved salmonid habitat and migration for instream mining in Austin Creek within a 4,000-foot Lower Reach where it joins the Russian River.

Contact Information
Mike Sotak
Sonoma County Permit and Resources Management Department
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 565-7382


Cross Streets
Highway 116 / Austin Creek Road
Total Acres
4,000 feet in Au
Parcel #
097-080-007, et. al.
State Highways
Austin Creek, Russian River
Other Location Info
City: Cazadero
Other Information
Total Acres: Austin Creek Channel.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (mining)(Instream gravel Mineral)
Local Action
Use Permit Other Action Other Action: Zoning, Amendments
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Geologic/Seismic Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

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