The Project would consist of excavating a depression approximately 40 feet square (1,600 square feet) to a depth of 1-foot below the existing bed and removing approximately 1,600 cubic feet of accumulated sediment. Within this overall footprint, another area approximately 30 feet qquare (900 square feet) would be excavated to a depth of 2 feet below the existing bed and removing another 900 cubic feet of soil. A total of 2,500 cubic feet of soil would be removed. All soil would be disposed of at a nearby off-site location where it cannot reenter the pond site. To the extent possible, no vegetation would be disturbed as a result of the Project. The Project is necessary to restore habitat previously created for the benefit of California red-legged frogs (Rana aurora draytonii) and Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum). All work would be done when the site is dry and devoid of water.
The project will have a minor impact to land that will be benefical to existing special status fish and wildlife resources at and around the Project site. The Poject will have no significant environmental impact s if completed under the protecvtive features included in Stream Alteration Agreement No. 2008-0186-R4