Streambed Alteration Agreement (1600-2004-0419-R5) Regarding the Carbon Canyon Regional Park Arundo Removal Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game #5
Document Title
Streambed Alteration Agreement (1600-2004-0419-R5) Regarding the Carbon Canyon Regional Park Arundo Removal Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Operator proposes to alter the streambed and banks by removing approximately 125 acres of Arundo (Arundo donax) within Carbon Canyon Regional Park in the Yorba Linda and Brea area. The parkland is located within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Carbon Canyon Flood Control Basin, which is leased to Orange County Harbors Beaches and Parks. The proposed project will be a five year process which includes the initial above-ground cutting and clearing of Arundo, followed by the application of an approved herbicide consistent with federal, state and local regulations. Follow up cuttings and herbicide treatments as needed will take place over the next four years. The proposed project will also consist of the construction of at grade access roads within the fully infested areas that have been recently cleared to gain access to the remote stands of Arundo for follow up cutting and herbicide treatment. Once the infested areas recover and maintenance is no longer necessary, the access roads will be abandoned and seeded with native plant species. At no time will any equipment enter the stream channel. The proposed project is funded by the Arundo Removal Grant Funding Program (Index No. 16A). The program is part of the Southern California Integrated Watershed Program managed by Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, and is funded through Proposition 13 Funds.

Contact Information

Donna L. Cobb
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Game, Region 5
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Brea, Yorba Linda

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project is the removal of Arundo and other non-native species within an approximately 125-acre area of Carbon Canyon Regional Park. No native vegetation shall be impacted by the proposed project. The project will have no significant impacts on the environment.

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