Estero Americano Ranch Restoration Program 2004


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (GRRCD) (Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District)
Document Title
Estero Americano Ranch Restoration Program 2004
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Work will consist of removing legacy tires installed many years ago to control erosion in two seasonal gullies and stabilizing the areas. A 1,300-foot stretch of the southern most, 1,800 foot long gully will be regraded to a 1% sloped grassed waterway, intermittently interrupted by a 15% drop, 50' long with a 7.66' drop in elevation. Rock riprap will be underlain with woven filter fabric 6-8 z. per square yard or 6" of gravel placed subgrade. Tires will be removed from the northern most, 300" gully with minimum disturbance. Existing trees will be left intact, if possible. Where possible, disturbed or eroded banks will be laid back to 2:1, mulched, and seeded with an erosion control seed blend. Disturbed areas on steeper slopes, erosive areas, and the bottom of the channel will be treated with geotextile fabric. A 200-foot long, five strand barbed wire livestock exclusion fence will be installed surrounding the treatment area.

Contact Information
Lisa Hulette
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District
2020 Barlow Lane
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Phone : (707) 823-4662


Other Location Info
Americano Creek watershed, Valley Ford

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
sec 15330, 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Class 30- Stabilization of eroding gullies and removal of legacy tires qualifies as minor action to prevent, minimize, stabilize, mitigation, or eliminate the release or threat of release of hazardous substances. Class 30- Installation of fencing qualifies as construction of new, small accessory facilities. Class 4- Revegetation qualifies as minor alteration to the land that does not affect sensitive resources.

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