Native Tree Planting Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2008041043
Lead Agency
Coachella Valley Water District
Document Title
Native Tree Planting Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/9/2008
Present Land Use
Land Uses: Bureau of Land Management, Dos Palmas Preserve General Plan: Bureau of Land Management, Dos Palmas Preserve

Document Description
As part of the mitigation required to offsite environmental effects associated with the CCLP, the native tree replacement planting project was proposed to offset impacts to desert wash trees removed during construction of the CCLP. This effort is funded by the San Diego County Water Authority. Container-grown trees have been propagated from locally collected seeds for this purpose. This MND covers trees planting proposed on a 55.78-acre site owned by BLM. Trees will be planned from three-gallon size containers and watered for a period of one to five years. Trees will be planted either by digging with hand tools or use of a tractor-mounted auger. Holes will be dug up to 24 inches in diameter and 36 inches deep. A drip irrigation system will be installed at the planting site utilizing water from the Coachella Canal. The drip irrigation system would be installed above ground using PVC pipe and drip irrigation tubing. The PVC pipe would bring water from the Coachella Canal mostly along previously graded roads: the PVC would need to be buried or placed in a steel sleeve where the pipeline at road crossings. Initially, water from an adjacent BLM pond may be used for watering until the drip irrigation system from the Coachella Canal has been completed. Watering frequency is expected to be once a week during the first season and once every three to four weeks in the second season. A total of 2,324 trees will be planted including 31 Smoketree (Psorothamnus spinosus), 28 Honey Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), 448 Ironwood (Olneya resota), and 1,848 Palo Verde (Parkinsonla Ilorida). Approximately 100 trees per acre will be planted at an average spacing of 21 feet apart. All areas of the planting site may not be actually used, based on suitability, avoidance of sensitive areas, and access.

Contact Information
Luke Stowe
Coachella Valley Water District
85-995 Avenue 52 P.O. Box 1058
Coachella, CA 92236

Phone : (760) 398-2651 x2545

Location

Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
State Highway 111 and Parkside Drive
Zip
92254
Total Acres
55.78
State Highways
State Highway 111
Railways
Union Pacific
Waterways
Salt Creek, Coachella Canal
Township
8S
Range
11E
Section
3
Base
SBB&M
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: North Shore

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
NOD
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Coachella Valley Water District's Headquarter 85-995 Avenue 52 Coachella, CA 92236

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 Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
N/A

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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