Fish Friendly Farming Program Agricultural Clean Water Implementation (No. 06-286-551-1)

Summary

SCH Number
2008108064
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Fish Friendly Farming Program Agricultural Clean Water Implementation (No. 06-286-551-1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/7/2008

Document Description
The Project identifies fish friendly farming best management practices (BMPs), conducts public workshops on the Fish Friendly Farming Program and the BMPs, certifies personnel in the use of the BMPs, obtains permits and designs demonstration projects. At this time, only one project area has been identified for implementation and is addressed by this Notice of Exemption. The Project is entitled the King Ranch Russian River Flooplain Revegetation and Restoration Project. This restoration and revegetation project will eradicate yellow star thistle on approximately 12 acres from an upland terrace adjacent to the Russian River and replant the area with native riparian vegetation. Other project areas, within the Fish Friendly Farming Program Agricultural Clean Water Implementation Project, will require their own review and enviornmental findings. Upon completion of all the demonstration projects pollution load reductions will be estimated and demonstration project workshops will be conducted to educate the farming community. The purpose of the Project is to improve water quality by prescribing Fish Friendly Farming BMPs to reduce potential sediment sources.

Contact Information
Lowell M. Jarvis
State Water Resources Control Board
1001 I Street, 16th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 341-5415

Location

Counties
Mendocino Napa Solano Sonoma
Other Location Info
King Ranch on the Russian River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Classes 4,6,22 ; Sec:15304,15306
Reasons for Exemption
continued: 15326 This Project consists of a minor alteration in the condition of land and vegetation which does not involve removal of healthy mature and scenic trees. The Project involves basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance tot he environmental resource. The Project develops training that are fish friendly.
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