King Ranch Enhancement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 (North Coast), Santa Rosa
Document Title
King Ranch Enhancement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
In 2003, a 12-acre riparian slough was constructed by excavating an upland terrace near the Russian River at the King Ranch. The constructed slough was then planted with a variety of native plants. Since the project was constructed, yellow star thistle has spread from surrounding areas into much of the created vineyard site and the slough. In order to increase native plant coverage and diversity, the yellow star thistle needs to be eradicated and controlled. Eradication will consist of mowing only the areas without native plants and application of herbicide to the yellow star thistle only. Application will be done in conformance with the label directions and notice will be provided to the County Agricultural Commissioner. Once the thistle is eradicated additional native riparian plants will be installed.

Contact Information
Scott Gergus
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 (North Coast)
Lead/Public Agency
5550 Skylane Boulevard, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 576-2685



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304. Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves minor alterations in vegetation for the purposes of improving habitat for fish and wildlife resources.

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