San Vicente Lower Pond Enhancement Project

Summary

SCH Number
2008088288
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
San Vicente Lower Pond Enhancement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/26/2008

Document Description
The main goal of the project is to enhance and stabilize documented rearing habitat and refuge function for coho salmon and steelhead trout, while also maintaining and improving long-term habitat function for California red-legged frog. Project design includes 1) reconfiguration of the upstream portion of the inlet channel, including installation of a sediment sluice gate, to decrease sediment transport into the pond via the inlet channel; and 2) minor sediment removal from the pond to re-establish salmonid rearing habitat quantity and quality, while maintaining a shallow-water limnic area with emergent vegetation to support habitat requirements for California red-legged frog. The need for maintenance of sediment removal is not expected to arise more often than once every eight to ten years.

Contact Information
Karen Christensen
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 128
Capitola, CA 95010

Phone : 464-2950 x17

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
Davenport

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec.15333,15304
Reasons for Exemption
Under Section 15333, projects not exceeding five (5) acres in size which ensure protection of habitat for wildlife, plants or fish are eligible for categorical exemption, provided that a) no significant impact to any listed or rare species, or its habitat, will occur as a result of this project; b) no hazardous materials will be generated or disturbed by this project; and c) no significant negative cumulative effects to any listed or rare species or its habitat will occur as a result of this project. This project protects historically significant rearing habitat for California Central Coast ESU coho salmon, which are listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act; for California Central Coast ESU steelhead trout, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered species Act; and for California red-legged frog, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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