Arundo and Pampas Grass Herbicide Treatment, Auburn and Folsom Lake State Recreation Areas


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Arundo and Pampas Grass Herbicide Treatment, Auburn and Folsom Lake State Recreation Areas
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Treat infestations of the Arundo donax (arundo) and pampas grass with a foliar herbicide application at locations along the North Fork of the American River between the Iowa Hill Road crossing in Auburn State Recreation Area and Rattlesnake Bar in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. This includes infestations along the shoreline of Lake Clementine. A total of about 43 patches of arundo and a dozen patches of pampas grass spread along the North Fork will be treated. Arundo and pampas grass are invasive exotic plant species which harm native plants and habitat and the purpose of the project is to control the spread of these species and eradicate known infestations. The treatment method will be a foliar application of aquatically approved herbicides with active ingredients which include glyphosate and imazapyr. Herbicide recommendations will be obtained from a Pest Control Advisor. All spraying will be conducted under the direction of a certified qualified applicator. The intent is to prevent herbicide spray from entering the river or other water bodies and specific effort will be made to avoid this occurrence. However, because the treatment areas are adjacent to surface water sources, aquatically approved herbicides are being used. Spraying will occur only when conditions will permit avoiding any drift or overspray. Treatments will be conducted in the summer/fall of 2006 and 2007. Follow-up maintenance treatments may occur in subsequent years. All required records on herbicide use will be filed with Placer and El Dorado Counties.

Contact Information
Jim Micheaels
California Department of Parks and Recreation
7806 Folsom–Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630-1797

Phone : (916) 988-0205


El Dorado Placer

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alteration in the condition of vegetation, which will not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, included as a "resource management project" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

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